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    Johnny CongaOffering private lessons in
    Monroe, North Carolina
    About MeContact MeBlog
    I am an ONLINE CONGA DRUM TEACHER as well as 'private instruction' in my home.
    I have been a performing Musician for 50 years.( I have been Teaching for over 25 years, and continue to teach many around the world today.

    I Teach the "Cuban" method of learning how to play, and my own methods for Congas/Bongos/Timbales, drum theory, band theory, drum philosophy,drum etiquette, the Clave, rhythms(over 100), technique,styles,rhythm arranging, counting and tapping, "CongaRobics" a "cardiovascular" workout on 3-4 congas, reading, 'play along'..Secret hand techniques and exercises, rudimentary approaches on the Conga drum-5's 7's and 9', doubles, triplets, flams, paradiddles, congadidles, and more..
    "Cognitive Discovery" on the Conga drum,Balanced hands...

    Former Adjunct Lecturer at Shoreline Community College,Seattle,WA. 2011-2013
    Substitute teacher at Cornish College of the Arts-Seattle,WA
    Also taught at "Music Works-Northwest"-Bellevue,Seattle,WA 2002-
    Former Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Miami-Dept. of Percussion 1990-92.

    "Certified" by the State of Florida as "Folklorist" 1994

    Attended Johnny Colon School of Music- NY City-1972-3, I.S 201-Jazzmobile-1972-74 and Los Angeles Community College -1977-8

    Attended Columbia Broadcasting School of Broadcasting 1979- Hollywood California

    50 years of performances, 17 International World tours to over 50 countries....

    Performed with:Carlos Santana, Eddie Palmieri, Sergio Mendes- Jackson 5- Gloria Estefan, Paquito D'Rivera- Gloria Gaynor, and over 100 other major artists. 175 bands to date, and over 200 recordings...

    I have received many "Certificates of Recognition" from the Mayor's of Miami and Los Angeles for my "Community Service' and from many individual organizations.

    Endorsed by Volcano Percussion-2009
    Member of National Association for Music Education
    Member of the Percussive Arts Society
    Member of Cirque du Soleil-percussionists-2004
    Member of N.A.R.A.S.
    Member of L.A.R.A.S.
    Member of the Grammy's

    Current Radio Host at 88.9FM on FUSION LATINA Wednesdays at 8pm Eastern standard time USA -2014 to present
    Former Radio Host at KBCS 91.3FM Bellevue,WA Saturdays at 6pm pacific coast time USA at 7 years 2006 to 2013.
    Former Radio Host for in Miami Fla 11 years..1990 to 2001
    Former Radio Host KXLU Los Angeles CA. 7 years...1977 to 1984...


    7 postings total

    New Testimonial
    March 26, 2014
    Recent pupil of my "Conga Intensive"...
    January 25, 2014
    Johnny Conga now in S. Florida...
    September 7, 2013
    August 31, 2011
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