Otto Santana Percussion Lessons
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Recorded Albums with Latin and american Grammy
- Latin Grammy Award with the CD ̈Visualízate ̈ Artist: Gente de Zona.
-Nominated for the American Grammy 2018 in BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM CD "Akokán Orche" Artist: Akokán Orchestra.
-Nominated for the American Grammy 2018 in BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Cd ̈Gourmet ̈ Artist: Orishas.
I am graduated from the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. I studied percussion for 20 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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Frequently asked questions
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 graduated from 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.
How did you get started teaching?
When I finished my studies at the middle school, they left me in the same school 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