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Paul C.

Paul C.

Colorado Springs CO

Drum Lessons

Home - Studio - Webcam

15 Years

About Me

Paul a.k.a. “Congo Paul” began his music career in the Midwest in 2001. Paul is a session musician who specializes in Latin and Afro-Cuban percussion instruments including but not limited to congas, bongos, timbales, djembe and cajon. His first instrument was the drum set, but soon after being exposed to hand percussion he realized his passion. Very early in his career he was fortunate to have a Latin percussion master take him on as an apprentice. He studied the roots of conga, bongo, and cajon playing under the world renowned performer and teacher Filomeno Ballumbrosio from Lima, Peru. Shortly thereafter, he also studied with an extension from the teaching line of Giovanni Hidalgo, the greatest congero known. The first bands he performed with were One Drum, from Milwaukee and Dan Voll’s Combo Loco, from the Chicago Area. The music performed consisted of a wide mix of genres including World Beat Percussion, Latin, Jazz, Rock, Samba, Cumbia, and many other traditional styles from various indigenous cultures around the world. Paul has recorded and performed live in projects with numerous award winning artists such as: Daxx Nielson, Bun E. Carlos, and Rick Nielson members of Cheap Trick, Rusted Root, Jon Legend, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Kanye West, and Malik Jones Yusef to name a few. He has also played for hire with many other bands, too numerous to list. Some of the styles have included Hip Hop, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Reggae, Jazz, Pop and Rock. He is known for having a great personality on and off stage. He prides himself on his ear for music and passion to make whatever he plays sound great. His versatility and charisma make him a strong addition to any project.

Paul C. has over 15 years of music experience in the Colorado Springs area.

Paul C. is proficient in and teaches Drum Lessons .

What to expect in my Drum Lessons


First my students can expect instruction on maintaining their instruments to make sure they provide the correct tone for developing the sound desired. I aim to get to know each individual and help them cultivate their skills along the lines of what inspires them genres,artists,instruments, etc... I've shared a lot of different stages with all walks of musicianship. I feel those experiences speak through my performing and teaching. My students can expect to have fun as well as develop a lifelong skill that will touch the soul of all those who hear them play!

Age Group Taught:
  • Young Adult Adult Under 6yrs Child
Genres Taught:
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country
  • Acoustic
  • Christian
Lessons Locations:
  • Your Home
  • Teacher 's Studio
  • Webcam
Day Start Time End Time
  • Mon 10:00am 10:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am 9:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am 10:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am 10:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am 10:00pm
  • Sat 11:30am 5:00pm
  • Sun 12:00pm 5:00pm
Paul C. is willing to travel up to a distance of 25 Miles to teach a lesson in your home.
Points of Interest in Lower Manhattan
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