Hands On Fire

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  • Deb B.

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    Have only had one lesson so far, but can already tell Edgardo is an excellent instructor & awesome musician!

    Jun 5, 2013Verified
  • Beth Z.

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    I love Edgardo's drumming classes. He not only teaches conga technique, he lectures on the rich history of various Latin instruments and patterns. Class with Edgardo is always interesting, inspiring and fun!

    Mar 26, 2013

About this pro

I approach every student as a very unique individual with his-her own abilities and handicaps, I determine short and long term goals intended for that "potential musician" to get better gradually and I encourage them to enjoy playing drums right away. Whether your goals are playing in a Band, your Church, or just at your living room to pre-recorded music, I provide my students with the tools to be musical. Learning rhythms it's just one aspect of this. I have students that have been with me for 5 or 6 years, some of them play professionally and they still come for more lessons! I work at my house studio. I make my living exclusively with matters music related, performances, teaching, workshops and clinics, lectures, recording sessions etc. What I love about the teaching aspect of my career, is to see how music affects my students positively just as it did to me. I always feel better at the end of a lesson, so do my students.

Years in business

31

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Number of employees

9
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    Q & A

    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I go to Cuba as often as I can (7 times as of now, two of them to play with my Band.) I go to NAMM, National Music Market Show in Anaheim, California, every year to meet with my peers and friends at the LP (Latin Percussion) booth as well as with many great drummers and share thoughts and "hang." I also sit daily and practice, even if just for an hour, to stay connected with the instrument, mainly congas.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      First I became a student, as I developed myself musically, it was a natural thing to do to start teaching. I do not advertise much, it's all through recommendations by clients and students, or people who see me playing and want to take lessons.
    • What types of customers have you worked with?
      Performances. One on one private classes. Lecture demonstrations, etc.
    Coverage Area for Hands On Fire is about 25+ miles of Oakland, CA.