Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, my love for drumming began at twelve when I started studying at Zimbo Trio Music School. Later, I moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. After over thirty years of playing drums professionally, I have taught for over two decades, including at New York University and Columbia. I am passionate about teaching all genres and skill levels, but my expertise lies in Latin and jazz styles. I enjoy performing with my jazz/Latin quartet while not teaching. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to record with Eric Johnson, open for Pat Metheny, and play with Grammy Award-winning Jazz artists. I am proud to be an artist endorser for Vic Firth sticks, Canopus drums, and Istanbul Agop cymbals. Teaching has always been a fulfilling experience for me, as I love seeing my students grow and achieve their dreams. It's an honor to share my knowledge and help others achieve their musical goals.
Bachelor's degree, Berklee School Of Music
Drums, Second Baptist Church