Angel Perez started playing hand percussion at the early age of 10. He was constantly surrounded by music equipment, instruments, and other musicians. While in school, he played brass instruments. During concert season, he would play trombone or euphonium. During marching season he was on sousaphone. This helped him a great deal when it came to music theory and understanding music from another point of view. During his high school years, he was the drummer for the jazz band (under direction of Bill Callahan- Blue Coats) and the gospel choir. His style is influenced by many genres of music. Everything from classic rock, r&b, jazz, metal, tejano, gospel, alternative, swing, sefardic, and chassidic. Angel was fortunate enough to be signed to various record labels very early in his career. This success has continued throughout the years and has led him to being a session drummer for studios such as Music World (owned by Matthew Knowles, father of Beyonce), Sugar Hill, Digital Services (where artist such as ZZ Top have recorded), Sunrise Studios (Pantera), and Orb Studios (owned by members of Blue October). Constantly being in the studio environment, Angel has also developed an understanding for pro audio and currently provides/runs sound for Churches, Weddings, Live events, etc. He has gone on several tours with bands such as Los Lonely Boys, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Lee Brice, Korn, The Toadies, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Hinder, Wynton Marsalis, Kiss, and so on. He has a great deal of knowledge with the business side of things and what labels look for. Some solo highlights include, Winner for best drummer by the Houston Press, Winner for best drummer by 94.5 The Buzz, a finalist in Guitar Center’s Drum Off, and a demonstrator at the NAMM convention. As a teacher, Angel likes to help students expose their talent and creativity and help students bring that to life on their instrument. He believes that developing your own style is the ultimate achievement for any musician. If you’d like to set up lessons, please let him know!