Meet our new percussion instructor Mario


Mario graduated from the DePaul University in Chicago, IL 2009 for a Bachelor in Percussion Performance, graduating Cum Laude. He has been playing drum set and percussion since 1997 in many different bands, orchestras, and ensembles, in a wide variety of groups, from the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin, to hip hop artist Malik Yusef’s band, as well as orchestras and symphonies while he was attending college. Mario continues to perform with his original band across the country, and has had songs used by Victoria’s Secret, the NCAA Basketball Tournament on TNT, and his music video played on E! News. Having played for Norwegian Cruise Lines and Spirit Productions, he also continues to perform in various venues, including cabarets and production shows to name a few. Mario has been teaching since 2006 and offers all orchestral percussion instruments, the full drum set, and the congas, bongos, and djembe. His styles include rock, pop, blues, jazz, and Latin.


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