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FREE ONLINE HANDPAN CLASS WITH JOEY DE LEON, PERCUSSIONIST
May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Join us on Saturday, May 28th for a special Dii Handpan Class hosted by Dave Beery and featuring guest, Joey De Leon.
Joey De Leon is one of the most diverse artists of our time. He was born in the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York City from a long heritage of musicians but was primarily raised in the South Bronx and North Bergen, New Jersey. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Classical Percussion from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded the highest honor, The George Schick Award for Most Outstanding Musicianship.
Joey has performed or recorded with artists of almost every genre from jazz, Latin, pop, film, and contemporary classical music. The diverse list of artists is too long to mention but vary as wide as Queen Latifah, Al Jarreau, Dave Valentin, Hilton Ruiz, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Juan Gabriel, Joao Sebastian, Jennifer Lopez, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper and Tan Dun. He has also recorded for many film and TV scores.
Joey is a member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, having won a Grammy for his work on “Life in the Bubble.” He also played with congüero Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band for over a decade. He played a one-year stint with the legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, having won a Grammy on his album as well.
In addition to music, Joey is a member of SAG and can be seen in national commercials and programs. Most recently he appeared on the McDonald’s commercial “Hay Un Big Mac For That.”
Joey also offers private teaching, clinics, workshops, and is currently adjunct faculty at California Institute of the Arts. His mission is to reinforce the power of unconditional love and equality through music.
Explore the basics of drumming and find your rhythm at this exciting, energetic and informative handpan workshop. Grab a handpan and hang out with us on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/HandPansAtDII in the comfort of your home as Dave leads the class and interviews Joey De Leon, talking about traditional rhythms and handpan techniques.
If you have specific questions about the handpan or learning how to play, please leave a comment at the bottom of this page. Dave and Joey will be answering your questions during the online handpan workshop, as well as addressing any comments made during the YouTube live event on the channel.
- May 28
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
- CA United States
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