INSTRUMENT:  Drums, Percussion


TEACHING STYLES:  Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Method & Theory


Musical Achievements: 

  • 1988-1993: Performed and recorded with prestigious bands and artists from Cuba
  • 1993-2004: Performed with well known Cuban Juan Pablo Torres (Trombonist/composer/arranger) “The Trombone Man”, performed with famous saxophone player Paquito D’Rivera, Gipsy Kings, toured and performed with the Xavier Cugat Big Band Hall of Fame and also performed with Afro-Cuban All Stars in the city of Miami. Toured with Nelson Ned (famous Brazillian singer) for almost two years as a percussionist with the band “No Regrets” who’s musical director was an ex-member of the band Miami Sound Machine. Was also involved in shows within clubs and cabarets like “The Tropigala” in The Hilton and other cabarets of Florida
  • 2005-2010: Performed with “The Havana Night Show” in Las Vegas, was a percussionist for the reality entertainer Delisco in a show calld “Music is light”, drummer for the Earl Turner show, percussion player for the Clint Holmes show called Just Another Man, drummer for the Cristopher Broughton Show. Participated in recording sessions with musicians that currently form part of the Gladys Knight’s band and Gary Pucket. Also recorded and played with local bands and musicians such as the Rick Arroyo Band.
  • 2010-2012:Performed with Ryan Shaw (Grammy nominated Funk and R&B singer). Played drum set and Timbales with Mayra Casales’ band (world renown percussionist)
  • 2013-present: Performed and recorded with bands from Connecticut and New York ; Mayra Casales (prestigious international percussionist), Trombeatz (Latin Jazz band), David Gonzales and his Latin Jazz Experience, Ray Gonzales and his Latin Big Band, Johnny Larsen Band, Gravy Boat (Rock, R&B, and Funk), etc.
  • Has performed musical clinics as a percussionist and drummer in different areas of the United States.


  • Alejandro Garcia Caturla School of Music-Havana Cuba
  • Professional Arts School Ignacio Cervantes-Havana Cuba
  • Instructed by master drummer and percussionist Enrique Pla from the Grammy Award winner Irakere Band.
  • Tutored by master percussionist Jose Luis Quintana “Changuito”

Approach To Teaching: When I teach, I try to use methods and books that are dependent on the level of the student (From beginners to advanced learners), including my own methods. I always make sure to show my students that it is important to know and master different music styles, and to apply the techniques learned to these different styles, I also try to influence my students to play differently conceptually depending on the band format they are going to play (Trios, quartets, big bands, etc.)

In My Own Words: Playing fast around the drums is one thing. But to play music, to play with people for others to listen, that’s something else. That’s a whole other world……Tony Williams. Place your technique in function of the music. Not the other way around…….Idalberto Perdomo.