Martim Galvao

Martim G.

New York, NY

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Martim delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2009


I have been performing with classical, jazz, and various other groups for over 15 years. I started off on drum set and then expanded to classical and jazz percussion. My teachers include the principal percussionists for the New Moscow Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, and Atlanta Opera. I have extensive experience on stage, including shows at the Kennedy Center and a concert tour of Greece, and am an active performer and composer.

I have been teaching lessons for the past 5 years and love working with students of all ages and skill levels. I am very patient and interested in using my skills to help students reach their goals.

Teaching Philosophy:

I work with students to establish milestones and individualize the structure of lessons to fit student-determined goals. While all students receive similar training in regards to theory and technique, I like to tailor the content so that it is interesting and relevant.

During lessons we will generally play through last week's exercises, talk through any questions the student might have, discuss goals and progress, and come up with a set of assignments for next week. Assignments can include playing exercises out of a book, playing along to recordings, transcribing drum solos, theory assignments, and more.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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Composer, Sound Designer, Musician
Jan 2016 - Present
Re:BorN Dance Interactive

Nov 2013 - Present
Wacks Records

Freelance Percussionist
Jul 2004 - Present

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
Ali McKeon Dance Project

Music Director
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
KUCI 88.9 FM

Research Assistant
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
UC Irvine Music Department

Teaching Assistant
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
UC Irvine Music Department

Sep 2007 - Jun 2014
Gravity Box

Radio show focused on house/EDM

Jun 2013 - Apr 2014
LAVA GLASS: An Exploration of Polymeter Through Music and Dance

Sep 2006 - May 2010
Emory Jazz Combos

Sep 2006 - May 2008
Emory Percussion Ensemble

Sep 2006 - May 2008
Emory Symphony Orchestra

Sep 2006 - May 2008
Emory Wind Ensemble

Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
Blues Alley Youth Orchestra


PhD in Computer Music and Multimedia
Sep 2015 - Present
Brown University
Master of Fine Arts in Music (Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology)
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
UC Irvine
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Emory University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Outstanding Achievement in Jazz
May 2010
Emory University Music Department


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Aug 2014

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Heat - The four drum parts are comprised of algorithmically generated rhythms, each in a different meter.
Small-world Network - A telematic performance I participated in during the Network Music Festival 2013.
Pre-gig warmup in an alley


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