I work with beginning, intermediate, and advanced students, all ages. My teaching approach includes enhancing listening skills, personal style development, fundamentals of reading and technique, improvising, recitals, playing songs, soloing, and ensemble/ band playing. Im motivated and have a passion for seeing my students gain confidence, self esteemed, and personal expression, while they enjoy, grow, and improve playing drums and percussion. I teach in person and online.
I am recognized internationally as a master Drummer/Percussionist, Teaching Artist, and accomplished Recording Artist, with over 40 years playing experience. I have over 20 years teaching experience, both privately, and over 6 years as a Teaching Artist for hundreds of students in both classroom, after school music programs, and music camps.
I teach various styles of drumming including Rock, R&B, Jazz, Fusion, and World Music. My percussion instruction skills cover fundamentals of Latin, Mid East, African, and Brazilian styles.
I also created a unique drumming curriculum "Rhythmagic" and a “Hybrid Drumset “ process combining drumset and hand percussion.
I charge $40.00 / hour for classes and have lesson pack discounts
PROFESSIONAL DRUMMING / PERCUSSION INSTRUCTOR and PERFORMER
Christo is recognized internationally as a master Drummer/Percussionist, Educator, Teaching Artist, and accomplished Recording Artist.
He is also a respected Producer, and Rhythm Awareness / drum circle Facilitator with extensive performance experience. Christo was featured as one of ten “Unsung Drumming Heroes of Los Angeles” as chosen by BAM magazine.
He is a certified REMO Health Rhythms drum circle facilitator,
With over 40 years playing, recording, and performance experience, Christo is equally proficient on hand drums, percussion, and drum set. He has developed a Unique “Hybrid Drumset “ Style combining drumset and hand percussion. His unique interactive drumming/percussion curriculum “RHYTHMAGIC”, utilizes instructional exercises and games promoting creative expression through rhythm awareness.
Christo is in high demand for facilitation, recording, instruction, and accompaniment for many artists. He has been a regularly featured performer at a variety of cultural music festivals, including:
World Festival of Sacred Music, Bhakti Fest, Esalen Yoga Festival, Burning Man
Christo can teach various styles of drumming including Rock, R&B, Jazz, Fusion, and World Music. His teaching approach includes:
Personal style development, Fundamentals of Reading and Technique, Improvising, Recitals, Playing songs, Solos, and Ensemble/ Band playing
His percussion instruction skills cover fundamentals of Latin, Mid East, African, and Brasilian styles.
Christo also has over 6 years as a Teaching Artist for both classroom and after school music programs including:
ROCK THE CLASSROOM, STAR, and DAYJAMS, and LA DEPT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Christo has released 5 critically acclaimed recordings on his Independent label SOUNDFORMATION, and 3 World ambient recordings on the White Swan Label.
He is also a featured world music / percussion artist for the SOUNDS.COM looping Library.
Christo's drumming and musical endeavors include master studies with Bill Reichenbach, Rick Latham, Leon Mobley, Grove School of Music, and various teachers in Africa, Brazil, India, and Bali, His interests and passions include world music, recording and production, teaching and facilitating drumming seminars at retreats and festivals, and traveling the world. He designed and markets a unique customized Balinese hand carved djembe drum. He maintains performance, music instruction, and personal wellness practices.
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