Monthly Archives: January 2015

Students II

I’ve been gathering some student’s videos where they implement many of the techniques learned in our classes at the service of their songs. Checking their progress and musical dedication gives me satisfaction as a teacher

Álvaro Velasco (Soda Pop)
Adrián Rodriguez (This Thing Called Life)
Eva López (Octopus Garden)
Javier Suárez (The Revenge Of The Hannya)
Nacho Gómez (Delito Y Medio)
Beatriz Martín (Melibea)
Javi Gordillo (Wild)
David Vaquero (Omission)
Juan Jaramillo (Wild)
José Carrasco (Silent Havoc)
Javier Rodriguez (Kuturlat & Primigenium)
Iván Vaquero (Mesodesma & Sabbath Rules)


The benefits of drumming

A drum kit is made up of a mix of percussion elements and that’s why is one of the preferred instrument of musicians given its attractive range of sounds. The learning process is pretty intuitive and also encourages some abilities really useful in the daily life, both physical (phychomotor, coordination, independence) and mental (memory, agility, reasoning), increasing cognitive and cardiovascular efficiency.

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Some notable benefits of learning and playing drums:


- Encourages musical performance as a vehicle for emotional expression, helping the student to develop his own sensibility and artistic voice.

- Trains the musical ear, which result in an improvement of the attention, concentration and memory abilities.

- Favors self-esteem and confidence through the quick achievements of the rhythmic learning and its performance

- Strengthens discipline and responsibility because the study rutines.

- Motivates social interaction through music bands, promoting at the same time respect, tolerance and commitment towards the other musicians.

- Develops reasoning and comprehension skills due to the work on sheet music and songs rhythmic analysis

- Stimulates the production of endorphins which provide wellness, decreasing the stress levels via physical activity (cardiovascular exercise)


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Spanish Drummer Mafia performance

Here is an isolated video of the Spanish Drummer Mafia performance:

“Spanish Drummer Mafia is one of the most interesting projects I’ve been involved in, where 63 drummers made a display of creativity and style focusing on their own musicality. I had the pride of share it with profession mates I follow such as Jairo Ubiaño, Deivhook, Matt De Vallejo and other new inspiring discoveries”

More videos at Chus Maestro’s youtube channel