Juan D. Pastor Jazz and Percussion Performer, Educator
I began studying percussion under the tutelage of Eusebio Sirio “Pititi,” master of Afro-Peruvian percussion. At the Concervatorio Nacional de Lima, I studied classical music for five years.
After realizing my interest in jazz, I moved to Chicago to study at Northern Illinois University where I received a Bachelor of Music and was part of the top jazz ensemble under the direction of Ronald Carter. I also studied under Greg Beyer, Rich Holly and Robert Chappell. In 2013 I received my Masters of Music from DePaul University studying under Dana Hall. During my tenure there, I was a TA in the jazz department under the direction of Bob Lark....
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.
Credentials/Background-Adjunct Percussion Teacher at Benedictine University -Percussion instructor for the After-School Partnership Program at DePaul University.
Clinic/Workshop InformationPeruvian Percussion and Jazz Drum Set. Jazz Educator.