Sergio Martinez

Sergio M.

Boston, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About Sergio M.

Word Percussionist specialist in Flamenco rhythm and cajon, and afrocuban percussionwho have performed and toured around the globe accompanying some of the most important artists in the contemporary scene including names like Paul Simon or Wayne Shorter.

Music Education is my vocation as well as performing, music is necessary to make this world better and it's my mission to train all kind of students interested in learning music.

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Music Educator
Sep 2013 - Present

Berklee College of Music

Flamenco Cajon and Jazz percussion at Berklee College of music Sergio M Objective Sharing knowledge on music, creativity, improvisation, rhythm and percussion. Be part of educational communities with positive human values contributing to create better social environments. Experience as educator  Flamenco Percussion teacher at Vicalvaro Middle School, Madrid, Spain. 2006-2008  Percussion instructor for social project, “Music education for detention centers” Madrid, Spain. 2007-2009 n Drums and Percussion private teacher in Madrid 2003-2010 , Boston 2010-2013.  Master classes on Flamenco Rhythms and percussion at Berklee College of Music 2010, Cervantes Institute in Beijing, Singapore, Honk Kong, Sydney and Melbourne (2005). Opera House Sydney Flamenco Festival 2007, Flamenco Festival Argentina , Buenos Aires 2008. New York Flamenco Festival 2009. Washington Dc. Kennedy Center 2009. North Eastern University MA. 2010. Panama Jazz Festival 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013. n Jazz Education workshops and clinics: Panama Jazz festival 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Danilo Pérez foundation 2013, Cambridge high school MA 2011. Ciamo , Benin Africa 2013 , United States Embassy Togo, Africa 2013. Humber College Clinics with Berklee Global Jazz Institute 2013.  Online teacher for International percussion platform Percuaction  Online teacher through Global Jazz Institute. ( online percussion private lessons for kids in disadvantaged areas of Latin America and Africa )  Teacher at Berklee College of music Valencia 2014. Contributed to Berklee’s curriculum creating and teaching a course that covers Flamenco Rhythms and it’s applications to other music styles )  Teacher at Berklee Latino Mexico DF 2014 and Berklee on the Road, Santo Domingo 2014. Education Bachelors Degree at Berklee College of Music Cum Laude, Honorific Program “Berklee Global Jazz Institute” with Danilo Pérez as artistic director and mentor. Master of Music in Contemporary Performance Berklee College of Music, Valencia Spain. Skills Vocational proficiency in educating. A deep knowledge of Flamenco art, rhythm, improvisation, Jazz, and World Music. Capacity to communicate bilingual English and Spanish. Ability to teach different subjects such as Percussion : Flamenco cajon and rhythms, afro-cuban, brazilian, african, jazz drums and guitar for beginners, harmony, musical language, Ear Training, Arranging, Composition. Strong sense of community and Music as a tool to teach values to generate social improvement. Very positive energy, great dynamism and high expectation from his students. As a performer, Sergio has toured the world with very important artists including Paul Simon. ARTISTIC BIO Sergio M was born in Madrid, Spain, he grew up in a very musical family and started playing percussion at age 15, studied with Paco de Lucia’s percussionist Rubem Dantas, and afrolatin percussion with Rogerio da Souza and Luisito Dulzaides. He added courses in Hindu percussion with Ramesh Sotham studied percussion and drumset in el Taller de Musicos becoming part of the Latin Jazz Big Band conducted by Cuban guitarist Kotan. He studied for 4 years classical percussion at the Federico Moreno Torroba Conservatory in Madrid. Later he developed an interest in Flamenco music and started his professional career at age 19 accompanying top Flamenco artist touring and playing in some of the most important theatres: Paris Opera, Sydney Opera House or City Hall NYC,Teatro de Real Madrid to name a few. Combining a Flamenco Music dedication with learning other styles, Sergio became a very versatile percussionist who developed his voice as a sideman for lots of bands, as a studio recording musician and as a leader of different bands and projects. During this process Sergio has recorded and played for artists like Enrique Morente, Jose Merce, Diego el CIgala, Jorge Pardo, Jorge Drexler among many others, accompanying also some of the most important Flamenco dancers like Joaquin Cortes, Antonio Canales and composed music for the National Ballet of Spain. At age 32 he won a Full Scholarship for Berklee College of Music in 2010 where he began studies combining the regular Performance curriculum with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, whose artistic director is the celebrated Panamanian jazz pianist and composer Danilo Perez. He developed a very interesting sound as a member of the Grammy awarded drummer Terri Lyne Carrington band and by collaborating with his mentors at the program such as Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Jhon Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Ben Street, George Garzone, Terri Lyne Carrington or Jamey Haddad. Sergio studied drum set with Ralph Peterson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Eric Harland, Ferenc Nemeth and Casey Scheuerell. His knowledge in Flamenco tradition has taken him to record and collaborate with singers like Paul Simon, working for producers like Phil Ramone in the last Paul Simon , Production 2013. Sergio was nominated in 2013 for a Grammy award for the recording and coproducing of Jose Merce’s “La Unica llave” with international producer Javier Limon. M won a Full Scholarship for Berklee College of Music in Valencia where he studied Master of Music in Contemporary Performance. During that period he worked as the assistant to Danilo Pérez, the director of the Global Jazz Institute at the Valencia Berklee Campus. Sergio is

Education

Bachelor Degree Performance, Master in Music Contemporary performance
Sep 2009 - Sep 2013

Berklee College of Music, Berklee College of Music

Languages

English , Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Zyldjan scholarship. Full tuition Berklee. HIgh specialitation grant.
Sep 2010

Zyldjan Cymbals.//Berklee Colleg of Music.// AIE

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