Reinaldo Araujo

Reinaldo A.

Richmond, TX

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

Teaching since:
June 2002

Reinaldo Araujo is a Venezuelan native percussionist residing in Houston, TX since 1998. He began playing percussion at the age of 8 and at age 15, began his professional career performing with various jazz and salsa artists throughout the Houston area. While in college, he continued his music studies by taking courses to compliment his natural talents. He participated in college jazz ensembles playing drums and percussion. Reinaldo has worked together with musicians all around the state of Texas recording and performing at live shows, concerts, and festivals throughout the country. Along with local bands, he has performed on-stage with some of the greatest artists from all over Latin America. Salsa artists like Andy Montañez, Tony Vega, Tito Rojas, Jose Alberto “El Canario,” Jerry Rivera, and Tito Nieves to name a few. Others include the late Tito Gomez, Issac Delgado, NG2, Roberto Roena and more. As part of tours, he has performed overseas in countries like Japan, South Korea, and Iraq entertaining the U.S. troops stationed in numerous bases. Other U.S.-based tours include the Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican artist Elvis Crespo and “El Caballero de la Salsa” Gilberto Santa Rosa. Reinaldo has been part of salsa singer Edgar Daniel’s 2010 production “A Lo Picasso” in which he recorded all percussion for 3 tracks. Recently he has released his first album as musical director and producer of his salsa project called “Bamuaya.” The production released in April of 2016 and features him on percussion and vocals.

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Computer Science
Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Aug 2007 - Jun 2008
Sul Ross State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Some practice at home
Timbal solo @ Viva Venezuela Festival
"Remember the Time" from my album "Hijos de la Tradicion"
Photo by Reinaldo A.

Photo by Reinaldo A.

Photo by Reinaldo A.


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