As a Venezuelan-American drummer & percussionist (Berklee Alum 04') over the past two decades I've had the honor of playing and recording with some of the biggest names in rock and pop, such as Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Streetlight Manifesto, Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea, Gary Cherone, Richie Kotzen, Nick Jonas and Victoria Justice.
Some of my most memorable TV experiences were appearances on SNL, MTV Video Music Awards, The Grammys, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Ellen Show.
However, nothing gives me more sustenance than teaching and mentoring. Throughout my career I've had a passion for motivating, inspiring, challenging and empowering my students, regardless of their levels of experience. I've had a long list of private students and also previously worked at School Of Rock in Hollywood/Burbank for over 9 years. My passion for teaching and mentoring morphed into the podcasting arena in 2016, when I created The Music Mentor Podcast, which is available on all platforms.
I recently worked with Eucatape to create my own signature line of finger tape for percussionists (available on Amazon) and I also proudly endorse: LP Percussion, Zildjian, Remo, Vater, sE Electronics, Focusrite, Eucatape, Ultimate Ears, and Cympad accessories.