Erasmo Rodriguez
Saratoga, CA
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Erasmo Rodriguez

Erasmo R.

Saratoga, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students can expect a relaxed atmosphere, but also making sure that there is a high level of professionalism and expectation of attentiveness from the student.

Of course, I also understand that this all depends on the age of the student, and as we meet and get to see what it is that you want to focus on and I will make sure to concentrate on that and help you reach your goals!

About Erasmo R.

Hello Parents and Students,

I have been teaching and writing music professionally for sixteen years. My first introduction to music was just like some of you, starting in high school, where I had a great teacher that encouraged me to play. This helped me so much, and I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for his help and positive encouragement. Now I try to encourage all of my students the same way.

After high school, I went on and played percussion with various Orchestras such as the "œInland Valley Symphony Orchestra" and "Mt. San Jacinto Symphony Orchestra."

I have also been involved in the DCI (Drum Corps International) and Drumline community. I toured for four years and experienced performing with groups such as Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps 2002-2005, Black Knights 2006, and RCC marching and winter percussion under the direction of Scott Johnson & Jeff Lee in 2002, and Sean Vega & Jim Wunderlich in 2003.

During my college years, I started playing Jazz Vibraphone in my school's top big-band. This allowed me the opportunity to play Jazz Piano, which I have performed and still study until this day. As a result, Jazz has now become one of my biggest passions.

As a Professional International Composer, I have had the privilege of writing and arranging for many marching bands, wind ensembles, and indoor percussion ensembles, including orchestrations, recordings, and sequencing projects for media, and musical theatre in the United States and Japan.

I am also currently an adjudicator for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) and a member of the Vic-Firth Education Team. I Have recently accepted the position as the band director at Prospect High School, where I head the music program.

I hope that this gives you a close and personal Idea of where I come from and hope that I can help you get the most out of your experience with music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that in order for you to get the most out of our lessons, it takes both the Teacher's and Student's understanding and attention from both ends. Sometimes giving all of the information in the world won't help if one there is no engagement and two if I, as a teacher, don't make sure that you understand. So I like to make sure to explain things in more than one way to make sure the student understands the concepts and not only what but also how to practice.

I like to keep a relaxed atmosphere, but also making sure that there is a high level of professionalism and expectation of attentiveness from the student.

Of course, I also understand that this all depends on the age of the student, and as we meet and get to see what it is that you want to focus on and I will make sure to concentrate on that and help you reach your goals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(Acoustic and Electric Piano are available depending on the time we arrange our lessons at the studio)
(Electric Drumset Available soon)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(I sometimes bring additional implements, such as hand drums, like a djembe and other accessories, depending on the focus of our lessons.)
I may be able to bring a Keyboard upon request

*** Specialties ***
I have been performing with Drum and bugle corps since 2002, (DCI)

Marching Rudimental, and Concert Percussion styles. All Percussion.
Orchestral, Marimba, Vibraphone, and Marching Percussion.

I specialize in the Jazz genre and have performed Jazz piano.. which includes sight-reading and chord recognition in the Jazz idiom.

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Sachin G.
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Erasmo is very patient with my 9 year old who had stopped his drums lessons for about a year and his technique of teaching is different from the previous teacher as in he's touching up on more basic techniques and working on fundamentals in addition to just practicing some songs every class. I think in the long run my son will benefit from that.

Posted Nov 4, 2019
Ashton G.
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My son Enjoyed very much

Posted Jun 21, 2018
Mari Larios
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Hes such a great tracher. Julia is five years old and enjoyed learning with him. Hes flexible and patient. Thank u Erasmo.

Posted Sep 9, 2017
Nancy B.
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Erasmo is amazing!!! He is so good with my Mom and so passionate about her leaning. He's wonderful!

Posted Jan 29, 2017
Shannon B.
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Always look forward to the lesson. Very professional and fun. Shannon has enjoyed it!

Posted Apr 25, 2016
Bobbi
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Punctual and friendly. My daughter really enjoyed herself and seems excited to learn.

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Sheila

Erasmo is a grt kind teacher! He is outstanding, my daughter loves his class and he is so incredibly sweet! Great piano teacher!!!

Posted Oct 19, 2015
Lauren York
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My daughter really enjoyed her first class! Erasmo is very sweet and Lauren felt comfortable from the moment he shook her hand! Very professional and very sweet! We feel blessed that we found such a kind teacher!

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Arianne
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Very good music teacher!

Posted Aug 9, 2015
Dylan P.

Great Teacher

Though at times his schedule can be a little cluttered, Erasmo is always willing to add another lesson to his calendar. He's an all-around great teacher and nice guy, and this really shows through the relaxed, chill environment he creates during lessons. He taught me almost everything I know about music, and I feel like I can come to him whenever I have a question about a certain technique or piece of music. Respect.

Posted Sep 29, 2013
Adriano M.

Amazing instructor

Erasmo has been my instructor and has taught me mallet percussion for the past year, and over that year I have improved unbelievably. He is an amazing instructor, very patient and helps explain so the student can fully understand. I have gotten very far within such little time thanks to him. I have become such a better musician from the time I started learning from Erasmo, and I have gotten many great opportunities to become an even better musician thanks to the instruction I have learned. I would highly recommend him for anyone of any age.

Posted May 16, 2013

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Experience

International Professional Composer
Jan 2005 - Present

Composing Experience

2005 – Present – Japan 2005, 2006 – Saitama Sakae High School – Sakae Japan 2006 – Spirits of Stars – Japan 2007, 2008 – Yamato Youth Arts Association, Inc. – Kyoto, Japan 2008 – Kawadori Elementary School – Ugochi, Japan 2008 – Chuo Elementary School – Osaka, Japan 2008 – Yokahama HIE Elementary School – Osaka, Japan 2008 – 2015 Yoshiida Elementary School – Fukushima, Japan 2013, 2014 – Soka Renaissance Vanguard – Tokyo Shinjuku, Japan 2013 – 2015 Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps – Saitama, Japan 2014 - Taipei Yuehfu Drum and Bugle Corps – Taipei, Taiwan 2015 - Koshigaya Nishi High School - Saitama, Japan

Professional Composer & Instructor
Jan 2003 - Present

2003 – Present – United States

2003 – San Jacinto High School – San Jacinto, CA 2003, 2004 – Ramona High School – Riverside, CA 2004 – Aliso Niguel High School – Riverside, CA 2004 – Upland High School – Upland, CA 2004 – 20010 – Canyon Springs High School, Moreno Valley, CA 2005 – Kennedy High School – La Palma, CA 2005 – Sonora High School – La Habra, CA 2005 & 2008 – Vista Murrieta High School – Murrieta, CA 2005 to 2007 – So-Cal Dream Senior Corps – Irvine, CA 2005 to 2006 – Serrano High School – Phelan, CA 2006 – Perris High School – Perris, CA 2007 – The Mark Vargas Quartet – Moreno Valley, CA 2007 Riverside Com. College Telecommunications Department – Riverside, CA 2007 Inland Valley Magazine. – Riverside, CA 2007 to 2008 – Etiwanda High School – Rancho Cucamonga, CA 2008 – Nogales High School – La Puente, CA 2009 to 2012 Loara High School – Anaeim, CA 2007 to 2015 – Murrieta Valley High School – Murrieta, CA 2012, 2013 – Cathedral City HighSchool – Cathedral City, CA 2012 to 2015 – Orange County Independent Percussion – Fountain Valley, CA 2012, 2014 – Fallbrook High School – Fallbrook, CA 2015 - Rancho Mirage High School - Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City CA

Teacher & Instructor
Jan 2002 - Present

Teaching Experience - 2002 – Present

2002 – San Jacinto High School – San Jacinto, CA 2003 – Ramona High School – Riverside, CA 2004 to 2008 – Canyon Springs High School – Moreno Valley, CA 2005 – Sonora High School – Fullerton, CA 2005 – Perris High School – Perris, CA 2005 – Kennedy High School – La Palma, C 2005 to 2006 – So-Cal Dream Senior Corps – Irvine, CA 2006 – Serrano High School – Phelan, CA 2006 – Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps – Riverside, CA 2007 to 2008 – Etiwanda High School – Rancho Cucamonga, CA 2005 & 2008 – Vista Murrieta High School – Murrieta, CA 2009 – Temescal Canyon High School – Lake Elsinore, CA 2013 – Cathedral City High School – Cathedral City, CA 2008 to 2013 – Murrieta Valley High School – Murrieta, CA 2012 to 2013 – Orange County Independent Percussion – Fountain Valley, CA 2013 – Yoshiida Elementary School – Fukushima, Japan

Musician
Jan 2000 - Present

Performing Experience

2000 – Present, some of the performances include: 2000 to 2003 – Mt. San Jacinto Symphony Orchestra 2001 & Spring of 2006 – Inland Valley Symphony Orchestra 2001 – Coachella Valley Symphony Orchestra 2002, 2003, 2005 – Yamato Drum And Bugle Corps 2003 to 2004 – Black Knights Drum Corps 2002 to 2003 – Riverside Com. College Marching Band 2002 to spring of 2008 – Riverside Com. College Concert Percussion Ensemble 2003 – Riverside Com. College Winter Drum Line 2006 to 2007 – Riverside Com. College Jazz Ensemble 2008 – Empire Swing Orchestra 2009 – Canto Bello Chorale Orchestra 2009 – Riverside Lyric Opera 2013 – Piano Bar – Hollywood, CA 2013 – La Descarga Cuban Longue – Hollywood, CA

Percussion Instructor and Composer/Arranger
Jul 2003 - Sep 2018

Self / MVHSD

Education

Music Education
Sep 2014 - Jul 2019

Cal-State University Fullerton

Private Lessons
Sep 2008 - Dec 2008

Cal-State Fullerton

Music Performance (Degree received)
Sep 2006 - Jul 2007

Riverside City College

MIDI “- 2006 (Degree received)
Sep 2005 - Jul 2006

Riverside City College

Marching Percussion
Jul 2002 - Aug 2005

Drum and Bugle Corps

Languages

English and Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

California Teacher Credential
Jul 2019

Cal-State University Fullerton

Single Subject Teaching Credential Instrumental Music
Percussion Adjudicator
Jun 2010

Southern California Band and Orchestra Association

Erasmo is a percussion adjudicator for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA)
MARCHING PERCUSSION SPECIALIST
Jun 2007

Vic-Firth Artist and Educator Roster

Erasmo is a member of the Vic-Firth Education Team. MARCHING PERCUSSION SPECIALIST

Affiliations

California Teachers Association
Aug 2019
Founded in 1863, the California Teachers Association has become one of the strongest advocates for educators in the country. CTA includes teachers, counselors, school librarians, social workers, psychologists, and nurses. These educators in the K-12 school system are joined by community college faculty, California State University faculty, and education support professionals to make CTA the most inclusive and most powerful voice of educators in the state.
Percussive Arts Society, The
Jan 2017
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.
National Band Association
Sep 2016
The National Band Association, founded on September 11, 1960, is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. NBA is an organization open to anyone and everyone interested in bands, regardless of the length of experience, type of position held, or the specific level at which one works. The membership roster includes men and women from every facet of the band world. NBA is today’s professional organization for band directors, and it stands ready to serve all members of the association through a variety of projects and initiatives.
National Association for Music Education
Aug 2016
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
California Music Education Association
Aug 2016
CMEA is an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education. NAfME, one of the the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education
SCSBOA
Aug 2008
The SCSBOA will support student and teacher growth in music education through its activities and promote the development of lifelong skills.

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