In this clinic, Brazilian drummer and author Christiano Galvão will demonstrate exercises from his book, Creative Brazilian Drumming.
Born in 1971 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Galvão is one of the most in-demand drummers in Rio. He has been building a solid musical career for more than twenty years. Inventive, creative, and drawing from pop, rock, instrumental, and modern Brazilian music, his drumming is well known due to his collaborations on records and tours with some of Brazil's top artists, including Simone, Zélia Duncan, Jorge Vercilo, Marina Lima, and Celso Blues Boy, among many others.
Galvão started out a self-taught drummer but later had private lessons with great drum teachers such as Ronaldo Alvarenga, Damaso Cerruti, Pascoal Meirelles, and Márcio Bahia. He studied at the Brazilian Music Conservatory in Rio de Janeiro and at the Drummers Collective in New York in 1994, attending workshops with Simon Phillips, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, and Omar Hakim. In 2006 in partnership with bassist Alexandre Cavallo, he released the solo CD 1+1, an instrumental album highlighting the performances of the drums and bass within some popular Brazilian rhythms. His instructional book, Creative Brazilian Drumming, is a drum guide to exercises and grooves based on Brazilian rhythms.
Galvão regularly performs his drum clinics throughout Brazil and writes instructional articles for Brazilian drum magazine Modern Drummer Brasil. He also teaches and performs as an artist in residence at the University of Michigan, and he is finishing his master's degree in music education at UNIRIO University in Rio de Janeiro.