Percussion Fun: Grooves & Jams w/Valentino P.

Percussion Fun: Grooves & Jams w/Valentino P.

Valentino P.

Monday, November 5th - Monday, December 3rd

7:00 pm

$220 Early Bird before October 30th / $250 Regular

Percussion Fun: Grooves & Jams
This class is for all ages and all levels of experience.

We will have fun learning grooves from all around the world and how to apply them to a variety of percussion instruments. The magic happens when we come together in the drum circle style jam and apply the lesson of the day in real time!

We will learn how to listen, support and embellish the grooves together. Drum solos are awesome and will definitely be welcome during our group jams. Students are encouraged to bring their own instruments and I will also provide some hand percussion to share with the class.

I can't wait to meet you all, we are going to have fun together.
Please invite friends and family to sign up because we will need 8-15 participants to make our jams groovy and powerful.

Note: All hand percussion instruments and stick percussion (small/single drums, bells, blocks, chimes, etc. No drum sets, too big unfortunately) are welcome to participate.
Valentino P.
Valentino P.
Valentino, a.k.a. Valentino Peeps, is a Bay Area native whose artwork is Music. He co-founded Reclaim-Music (Music/ Event production, Recording Studio) in 2006 and went on to build the production company, StarFire Global Music Group in 2012. He has freelanced as a drummer/percussionist since 1997 and as songwriter/vocalist since 2002.

Blessed by the support of his family and their vast musical tastes, Valentino began music lessons at the age of six- piano, followed by the violin, followed by the guitar. At nine years of age he fell deeply in love with the drum set.

Private study, Bay area public schools and local bands built his experience performing Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, Rock & Roll, Soul, and various Latin Music. Composition and drumming has now taken Valentino around the world and given him an identity in the Bay Area music scene. Valentino is currently writing and producing for variety of joint projects as well as
writing, performing and producing his solo work.

Valentino has worked with AguaLibre (formerly O-Maya), Femi Andrade, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jonathan Finlayson, Dayna Stevens, The Hogan Brothers, Michael " Mike Tiger " Aaburg, Destani Wolf, Terry Disley, Daniel Lucca Parenti, Boon, Dynamic, Antique Naked Soul, Valerie Troutt, Steve Taylor, Kirby Dominant, Zion-I, Crown City Rockers, Headnodic, Alphabet Rockers, Hawk Beatz, Bicasso, Malik Ameer, Prophets of Rage, Rico Pabon, John Santos, Pete Escovido, Greg Landau, Joowan Kim, Piero Infante, Orlando Torriente, Digital Underground, J. Mage, Dream Dance Company, The Embodiment Project, the late Bay Area Jazz Greats Ed Kelly and Robert Porter, The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble just to name a few. Valentino's legacy is one of positivity and impressive musical taste that will no doubt move the spirit of listeners all over the world!