Christian Moraga is a percussionist/drummer who has performed and studied music for over 20 years in Chile, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, New York, and Illinois. His specialties include advanced studies on snare drum technique, rudiments, full drumset, Afro-Cuban percussion, Afro-Peruvian percussion, and Brazilian percussion. He is also bilingual. He has taught percussion clinics in Chile, Brazil, and America. Some of the artists he has and currently performs with include Arturo Sandoval, Jose Rizo, Chaka Kahn, Grammy winner Oscar Hernandez and Nestor Torres and many others. He has years of experience as an instructor and is excellent with all ages.
Cleveland, Ohio native, David Cowan started his teaching career at the age of seventeen, when he took on his very first private percussion-student. His emphasis as a teacher is on developing the whole musician while making the lessons fun and engaging. He is also well versed in many styles and genres, and can teach young and old students alike, at skill levels from newbie to pro.
A graduate and former faculty member of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, many of David’s former students now rank among the who’s who of touring and recording musicians having worked with the likes of Everclear, Beyonce, Cee-lo Green, Marcus Miller, Warren Hill, Israel & New Breed, and a long list of others. He has presented clinics and workshops in Europe, Asia and the United States.
He has also performed with great performers including Brian McKnight, Sheila E., Delfeayo Marsalis, Howard Hewitt, Clark Terry, The Boston Pops, Lalah Hathaway, Frank McComb and many others. In addition, David’s drumming and compositions can regularly be heard in film and on television.
Nathaniel Laguzza is an American drummer and percussionist based in Los Angeles, CA. He has performed live on ABC, NBC, CBS,and FOX, E! Entertainment, TLC, TV One, and more. His drumming can be heard on FX Network’s “Fargo.” He’s also prominently featured on the soundtracks for international media, including work for Disney, Ritz-Carlton,Skyline Cinema and more.
Nate has worked with Post Modern Jukebox, David Foster, Dave Wakeling and the English Beat, Ruben Studdard, Pia Toscano, Shelea, Kim Caldwell, Casey Abrahms, Aubrey Logan, Lara Johnston, and even toured internationally as one of the youngest drummers ever to work long term with Engelbert Humperdinck.
Nate graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Ralph Peterson, Dave DiCenso, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Tony “Thunder” Smith.