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Education has been a cornerstone of Gabriel’s career since 2006.  As a percussion teacher, Gabriel Cultivates a creative and joyful approach to music making, building on the student’s interests while still re-enforcing strong technical foundations.  Gabriel teaches percussion, drum-set, music theory and ear training.  in addition to experience as a private teacher, Gabriel has extensive experience as a teaching artist, working with large groups of people from pre-K to senior citizens. Gabriel has Created and performed In Children's Concerts and interactive workshops for The Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Britt Festival, GardenMusic Festival, Orchestra of St.Luke's, and many more. 


















Selected  Teaching Artist Experience:

  • 2017-present Educational Workshops and Children's Shows with People of Earth

  • 2019 Clinician at Hofstra University, Long Island, NY

  • 2018 Guest lecturer at Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2017-Teaching artist for Ozone Percussion, Paterson, NJ

  • 2017-Guest teaching artist at PRIMA, Paraiba, Brazil

  • 2015-present Founder/Teaching Artist for PlasticBand, NYC

  • 2015-present Teaching artist for Marquis Studios, NYC

  • 2015-present Teaching artist for 92nd St. Y, NYC

  • 2015-present Teaching Artist for Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, NYC

  • 2015 Co-director Creative Collaboration Residency, Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

  • 2015 Clinician at University of South Carolina, Columbia, Afro-Brazilian Percussion

  • 2015 Clinician on Teaching Artistry, New World Symphony, Miami, FL

  • 2014 Mentor for Curtis Institute of Music Community Engagement program, Philadelphia, 

  • 2014 Teaching Artist for St.Nick’s Alliance, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2014-present Guest Teaching Artist for Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York, New York

  • 2014 Teaching Artist for Musicopia, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2014 Presenter, Take A Stand Symposium on El Sistema, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2013-present Co-Creator, Drumming for Social Change, various workshops for all ages around country including Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Queensborough Community College, Detroit Symphony

  • 2013 Musician in Residence, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2012-present Director of Education, Fairchild Garden Music Festival, South Miami, FL

  • 2012 Guest instructor, Luis Dunker Conservatory, Arequipa, Peru

  • 2012 Awarded scholarship to present a workshop at the “Take a Stand Conference” hosted by Los Angeles Philharmonic, a three day convention about music education and El Sistema

  • 2010-2012 Teaching Artist for Tune Up Philly!/Play on Philly!, an El-Sistema based program presenting daily music instruction for underserved youth in West Philadelphia

  • 2010-2012 Adjunct instructor and chamber coach at Haverford College, Haverford, PA

  • 2009-present Teaching Artist for Philadelphia Orchestra’s School Partnership Program, presenting weekly music workshops for elementary school students in North Philadelphia

  • 2008-present Percussion instructor at Friend’s Select School, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2007-2012 Faculty Member at Reading Summer Music Institute, a free summer for underserved Reading area youth, Reading, PA

“Gabe is a wonderfully talented music teacher. He has been giving my 9 year old son one-on-one percussion lessons for 3 years now, and in addition, put together and manages a rock band with my son and two of his friends. Gabe has this amazing ability to connect with children and bring out their best. He knows just how much to challenge my son, and when to give him time. He is clearly a passionate and talented musician with an eclectic appreciation of different genres, and his enthusiasm has been contagious: thanks to Gabe, my son's band has an incredible repertoire that includes jazz, rock, pop, and rap songs, not to mention how he's inpsired all the boys to compose their own music and lyrics. Gabe is a gem, and we feel so lucky to have him!”

Wendy, NYC

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