Mauro Tarakdian

Mauro Tarakdian

Independent – Tim Hurley Band

Mauro Tarakdian is a Brazilian drummer and educator currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. He began playing drums throughout his childhood in Brazil, eventually performing and recording with various bands and artists. Mauro is also an influential educator and advocate, creating a Drummers community resource called NGBP that provided drumming education for hundreds of drummers and percussionists for over 3 years. In 2007, Mauro is the former Editor-in-Chief of Modern Drummer Brazil magazine. After moving to the US, he has continued his career as a drum instructor in addition to performing with various bands and artists.

Mauro
Tarakdian
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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    There is something special about playing an arena show. The energy of the crowd and the impact of sound within the venue… Seeing the audience respond to the music allows me to fully immerse myself in the show and embrace the moment.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    My creativity stems from the inspiration I get playing with other musicians who share the same drive and passion to really bring some creative energy. Whether it’s a simple song, or an innovative jam session involving complex musical concepts and odd time signatures, I always try to think outside the box and bring some fresh to the table.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    I first started using Vic Firth American Classic 5A in 1986 and right away I noticed the great feel and consistency in the balance of the sticks. My model Extreme X55A has the right length, weight and the sound on my drums and cymbals. It is the perfect tool to express myself artistically. I rely on Vic Firth sticks and highly recommend them!

BEHIND THE KIT

Independent – Tim Hurley Band