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MEET JUAN CARLOS ALLENDE

Your percussion journey starts right here!

MEET JUAN CARLOS ALLENDE
NICE TO MEET YOU

I'm Juan Carlos Allende

I'm Cuban, but I now live in Australia at beautiful Caves Beach, where I have my own music studio. At the age of twelve, I started studying at the Conservatorium in Havana. After completing my Master’s degree, I travelled all continents of the world performing and teaching symphonic and contemporary percussion.

Music has always been my passion, my spirituality and my continuous development journey. I absolutely love working with people from different cultures, ages and backgrounds. Helping people and being part of a community are real drivers in my work and my life.

Thank you for connecting with me here. I look forward to meeting you online or in-person soon!

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MY PASSION

I Play, Compose, Produce and Teach Music

During my 30+ year musical career as an educator and performer in Afro-Cuban, symphonic, jazz and other contemporary and Latin percussion forms, I’ve worked with larger groups of performers and teachers through orchestras, in Conservatoriums, bands and festivals globally.

These include the international show Havana Tropical, the Playing for Change charity music programmes (Australia, Tanzania and Kenya), Sydney International Women’s Jazz festival, my own Wemilere Jazz/Cuban Fusion Trio, the Johnston Street Jazz Festival in Sydney, the Royal Family Awards (Netherlands), supporting the 3 times Grammy Award winning musician Jon Secada in Aruba and participating in Percussion Australia’s Common Time and Boom! Festival projects - to name a few initiatives.

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Performance & Production

Performing live percussion

Looking for a versatile, powerful, passionate percussionist for your band or project?

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Recording and Production

Whether you are looking for professionally recorded percussion tracks or need assistance...

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Composition

Juan Carlos’ experience with AfroCuban choirs and international orchestras...

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Teaching & Coaching

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Music lessons for experienced musicians

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Workshops

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Percussion lessons for kids

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Coaching of people with special needs

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Self-study & FREE Resources

COURSE

Drumming for Life in Spanish

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COURSE

Drumming for Life in English

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MEMBERSHIP

Integrating percussion into all styles of music

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YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Havana Groove Hub

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Learn percussion with my pre-recorded

Percussion lessons & Courses

This includes 26 “Drumming For Life” video-classes that explain a variety of Latin and other contemporary rhythms, using a range of percussion instruments.

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LATEST STORIES

Juan Carlos’ Blog

My workshops in Kuala Lumpur for One Music Academy

A little fun video from my studio in Australia: “Clave 7/4”

Melbourne African percussion workshops

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