BIO

Drummer, percussionist, music teacher and engineer.

He developed his drumming following the teachings of Alex Battini, specializing his language on jazz, funk, latin and brasilian rhythms. He studied percussions as a complement to drums, going into latin and afro-cuban percussions, with Roicel Riveron in Cuba, and western African percussion, with Seydou Dao in Milan. He studied piano and harmony with Fabrizio Brezzo. He's attending private drums lesson with Giovanni Giorgi since September 2018. 

Between 2019 and 2020 he's co-worked with Giovanni Giorgi to the realization of his two online courses called "Hands Workout", also available as a book, and "Next level drumming", both available on Soundslice.

Since 2013, his main activity is teaching drums, including his activity as a Yamaha Music Foundation teacher and examiner. Thanks to his live and studio activity, he got the chance of exploring many different genres and styles, being part of projects spacing between fusion jazz, gospel, salsa and cumbia, afro roots, prog rock, Pop and hip-hop, Brasilian music up to traditional Italian Pop music.

He's been a Vater Drumsticks endorser for Italy since 2014 and Aquarian Drumheads since 2018.

He took a Bachelor degree in automation and control engineering (PoliMi) and he passed some extra exams from the Master degree in Sound and Music Engineering (PoliMi and Conservatorio di Como), where the world of sound meets the world of engineering, going into details of subjects like Acustics, Psychoacustic, Electronics and Electroacoustics for sound engineering, Signal processing, Computer Music and Sound analysis, synthesis and processing.
LIVE & STUDIO

 

 

Live concerts have always been a great part of his musical growth: he's cooperated with fusion jazz bands (Noumeno, Richardsons), tributes and cover bands (SantanaPatia - Carlos Santana, Soul Sugar, 4Mix, Onasty Groove, The Defenders, SetteSotto), singers and songwriters (Rosita, Davide Carbone, Alice Di Vito, Silversnake Michelle). Furthermore, he's had occasional experiences with the gospel choir Fields of Joy, the African band Les Amis d’Afrique and the salsa/cumbia latin orchestra Grupo Rambay.

He's been on many different stages throughout the years, but some of them just get imprinted into memory as unique and unforgettable experiences: Mediolanum Forum, Anfiteatro delle Cascine in Florence, Alcatraz, Salumeria della Musica, Festival delle Rotonde in Locarno, Woodstock festival in Abano Terme, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milano.

In 2014 he's recorded at Massive Arts Studios in Milan the album “Her Snakeness”, second work of Silversnake Michelle, which shows great prog rock vibes.


In the years following he's recorded drums for singles produced by the independent label Armonia Production. Rosita and Alice Di Vito, are some of the emerging artists he's got the chance to cooperate with.


In 2018 he records and produces “Groovaround” by SATOMI trio, a contemporary jazz work with latin and fusion contamination, born from a long-time cooperation with bass player Mattia Palagi.
In the same year he worked occasionally with Massive Arts Studios for some percussion recording sessions.

In 2019, after the release of "We're talkin' about", single by SATOMI trio, he launches a auccesful campaign on Musicraiser to produce the second album of the trio. The funds raised led to the realization of "Changes", recorded at RecLab Studios by Larsen Premoli, engineered and mastered by Andrea and Stevan Martinovic, that has been released in all the online stores and streaming platforms on March 12th 2020.

Furthermore, between July and September he took part in the recording of two songs with the latin orchestra "Milando Latin Band" at SAE Studios in Milan and in the realization of the first four fusion original songs by the guitar player Alberto Steri, all recorded and filmed at PFL Studio by Federico Provini, scheduled to be released as singles during the first half of 2020.

At the end of 2019 he officialy joined the Tribal Sound project, a full cover band of latin/reggaeton hits very active in northern Italy and Switzerland.

INFO

My projects

AX-MEN (J-AX TRIBUTE)
viaro.ufficio@gmail.com
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Music schools

Armónia Centro Musicale
Tel:  02 98243239  | info@armoniacentromusicale.it
www.armoniacentromusicale.it
Scuola di musica Carousel
Tel: 331 6525831  |   info@scuoladimusicacarousel.it
www.scuoladimusicacarousel.it
La Casa delle Note di via Hajech
Tel: 02.733328  |  casadellenotemilano@gmail.com
http://www.casadellenote.it/

Music schools

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