Alejandro is a professional percussionist and community psychologist. He brings infectious collaborative energy to the workshop that motivates students. He will teach students the importance of rhythm, spirit and musicality while making it fun and exciting. His passion for humanity and goodness is awesome! He has been a musician since his youth specializing in bringing live musical elegance to special events. He has performed as a musician for various venues playing percussion such as the congas, timbales, bongos, maracas, cow bells, clave, guiro and other African & Latin percussion instruments. In his performances he has musically played son, pop, salsa, Latin jazz, guajira, rumba, flamenco, rock-n-español, rock, reggae, calypso, soca, merengue, mariachi, oldies, and R&B. He has been a drumming instructor and led drum circles for Center for Living Peace, Don Miguel Ruiz and Insight Events USA, Hoag Hospital’s Community Medicine in Costa Mesa, Santa Ana Children’s Museum and various corporate clients.He also is a percussionist with “Hybrid Rumba” a world fusion band playing a mix of Latin, jazz, and flamenco. The band plays in restaurants, night clubs, company parties, holiday events, open houses, anniversaries, celebrations, meetings, conferences, weddings, dinners, and much more. Alejandro has a broad background of experience that spans a career in Psychology, Career Management, Mental and Public Health, Community Organization, Parent Development, Ceremonial and Conscious Drumming. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Community Clinical Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. He enjoys international music and travel, loves dancing and playing percussion instruments.