Teaching

With over forty years’ experience inspiring drummers, percussionists, and pianists from diverse musical backgrounds, learning styles, ages, and abilities, Homero’s teaching philosophy is to encourage and nurture students as individuals, in the way that they learn best. Homero offers different plans of study.

Homero is currently on faculty at Pima Community College and has been a performing artist with Young Audiences of Southern Arizona and for the Wolf Trap Institute’s Early Childhood Education Program. He has been guest lecturer at the University of Arizona School of Music and has done extensive work with teachers and students.

During COVID-19, Homero is offering both Skype and WhatsApp distance learning.

Homero teaches:

  • Orchestral percussion
  • Timpani
  • Drum set
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Steel drums

And he always recommend that the student becomes proficient on the three main areas of percussion (snare drum, timpani and mallets). Topics to be covered include:

  • Reading
  • Improvisation
  • Ensemble playing
  • Sight reading
  • Music theory
  • Ability to follow conductor and/or play with a click track
His former students have gone on to graduate from schools such as:
  • Eastman School of Music
  • The New England Conservatory
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Berklee College of Music
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Arizona
  • Arizona State University
  • The Musicians Institute of Technology

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