Online Student

Rodrigo Lopes

Online Student
I love to play drums :) 
Member since 2013

About Me

I was born in Porto Alegre/RS-Brazil on July 6, 1975. I am currently teaching drums at Tónlistarskóli á Akureyri, Tónlistarskóli á Tröllaskaga and Tónlistarskóli Eyjafjarðar in the North of Iceland. My musical upbringing process many performances were influenced, such as: Brazilian Air Force Marching and Big Band, and São Marcos School’s Marching Band. During my drums’ learning process I had classes with two great famous masters: Argus Montenegro and Zé Montenegro for about eight years. I have also taken many specific courses so far: * Specialist Course on Drums at Berklee Online – USA; Specialization Course on Snare Drum at FAB (Brazilian Air Force); * Drums Extension Course at Brazilian Lutheran University (ULBRA); * Introduction to the Musical Language carried by Porto Alegre’s City Hall/RS and I have been attending a degree on drums at DIME – Online Music Education. I am very versatile musician, I have already played all styles of music, being frequently requested to play by both national and international music market. I have been so many times in all TV channels from South of Brazil and played so many times in Festivals also in the Countries around on the South of America. Recently I was taking part of the Main Drum competition with the best Drummers of Brazil called “Odery Drums & Modern Drummer”, I was finalist then between the 12 considered best Drummers (2007)! “RMV” Brazil’s Best Drummer Contest – 2008. I was flattered to learn that I was chosen the very national Champion of 2008 edition. In 2012 and 2015 I was invited for a recording at Peter Gabriel’s Studio (Real World Studios) in Box/England with my friend Kevin de Las Casas.