ANDREA TURCOTEACHES: DRUMS
Andrea started playing drums at age 11 and continued his passion throughout secondary school and college. He then chose to further his education in music and performing arts at ‘La Sapienza University’ and ‘Saint Louis College of Music’ in Rome, Italy. These studies allowed him to attend classes of music theory (classical, pop and jazz), aural, music technology, music history, composition (jazz and pop), journalism, media, music business, performance workshops, piano guitar and drums lessons. Whilst studying at university, Andrea started his career as a drum tutor, music journalist and session musician.
Andrea moved to London in 2007, to complete his studies at ‘Drumtech’ where he got the three months master performance certificate.
In his employment history Andrea worked in schools, music studios, Tv studios, newspaper offices and councils and had to collaborate with producers, teachers, managers, press executives and students.
As a session drummer, Andrea joined a wide range of bands, artist and live acts, covering all kinds of music styles (Blues, funk, disco, rock, jazz, metal etc.) and having the chance to play in some of the most prestigious festival and venues in the world, such as The Bowery Electric in New York, Boomtown and Glastonbury Festival. At the moment, Andrea is busy teaching as well as touring and gigging with several artists and band throughout Europe and UK