Otto Santana Percussion Lessons

Otto Santana Percussion Lessons

5.0 (5)
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1 years in business

About this pro

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-Winner of the 2016 Latin Grammy Award with the CD ¨Visualízate¨ Artist: Gente de Zona.

-Nominated for the American Grammy 2018 in BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM CD "Akokán Orchestra" Artist: Akokán Orchestra.

-Nominated for the American Grammy 2018 in BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Cd¨Gourmet¨ Artist: Orishas.

I am a graduate of the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. I studied percussion for 13 years, and I continue studying it every day.

My classes are aimed at making my students feel comfortable learning percussion. I like to teach at all levels, from beginners to advanced level. It is always a pleasure to be able to share the knowledge about something you love to do.

I enjoy every second I play percussion, it's my life, my reason for being, and the energy that moves me every day. I always try to convey that feeling to my students.

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Miami, FL 33130
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5 Reviews


  • Alejandro Lee

    He really knows how to teach and takes the time to do it the proper, so you learn and improve your skills very rapidly. Do not hesitate this is worth it. You won’t find people like this in Miami.

  • Toky

    I had a good experience with the classes received is an excellent teacher

  • Facundo Doimeadios

    Great time with Otto. Excellent class.

  • Guillermo

    Excelente músico y grandioso profesor !

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

first I evaluated the level of the student, and from there we started to work on the technique and the sound of the instrument, which are the first factors to achieve a good performance

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a graduate of the Higher Institute of Art of Havana, Cuba, in the specialty of Percussion. I was Professor at the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Havana for 4 years between 2008-2012.

Then I have been more focused on doing Tours and giving private classes

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

50 dollars an hour.

If I have to go to the student's house, it's 20 dollars extra

How did you get started teaching?

When I finished my studies at the middle school, they left me as a teacher.

What types of students have you worked with?

from beginners to university students

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

to be informed and look for documentation about the teacher, videos and information, to corroborate the quality of the teacher

Lessons offered

Percussion Lessons Conga Drums Lessons Bongo Lessons Djembe Lessons Hand Drums Lessons Drum Lessons