I have been teaching by more than 30 years, and with this experience,and the knowledge accumulated in those years plus my playing experience, I am able to teach my students in a very good way.
My lessons will be very dynamic by the interaction with my students, giving them the tools they will need to play in real situations. "Playing, listening, reading, and writing".
Always looking forward, never looking back, music is passion and joy.
*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson consists in six sections that can vary depending on the duration of the lesson.
1- Warming up
2- Review of homework
5- Reading and writing
6- Analyisis of different Video and audio recordings
6- New homework
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have one drum set fully equipped, plus cajon and some folkloric drums from Colombia.
I write the examples using Finale.
I have a complete collection of books and videos to support the lessons.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my books, metronome, sticks, etc.
I expect the student provide the drum set
*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Pop, Latin, Brazilian, Caribbean, Andean, Latin American , Colombian, etc
I am coauthor of a Drum Book focused on different stiles of music from Jazz, Rock and Pop to Caribbean, Brazilian, Cuban, Latin American and Colombian Rhythms.
This book was named "Como tocar en Batería Ritmos Internacionales y Autóctonos" and was published by Planeta Colombiana Editorial S. A in 1998.
At the present I am finishing my second Drum Book focused on Colombian Rhythms, this Book includes audio examples, and will be published in English and Spanish
I have been teaching for more than thirty years, mainly in my country Colombia, giving private lessons, and working as drum teacher at Music Schools and Universities in Bogotá.
Since I arrived to USA, I have been teaching private music lessons in the New York City area and also working with some schools in Queens and Brooklyn.
I have also presented workshops focused on teaching Colombian rhythms and their application to the drum set .
These workshops have been presented at various places in the city of New York among which include The Queens Museum, The Flushing Town Hall, and the Colombian Consulate in New York City.
Letter from the Consul of Colombia in New York, expressing his appreciation for the drum workshop focused in Colombian rhythms I presented at the headquarters of the Colombian consulate in NY in november 17th and 18th of 2008.