Badges Drum Shop is pleased to announce Walfredo Reyes, Jr. is now teaching drum and percussion lessons here at the shop.

Wally's percussive talent and his positive approach to drumming and life have earned him an impressive list of gigs with some of the world's most renowned musicians. Currently the drummer for the band Chicago, this "one man percussion show" will begin offering lessons right here in town in our spacious new lesson room with plenty of pro gear and room for social distancing.

Come in for a single lesson or two to work on something specific or schedule regular weekly lessons to gain continued improvement in your drumming.

For more information or to schedule a lesson, contact Charlie at 513-972-8203.

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“Few drummers playing today can successfully combine the rich history of Latin, Afro-Cuban and World Percussion with the drum set. For Walfredo Reyes, Jr., fusing the two disciplines has been his driving passion. In fact, by blazing this path, Reyes has challenged the technical levels of our instrument. Born in Cuba, raised in Puerto Rico, and culminating his musical style in the U.S., Wally (Walfredo Jr.) learned the traditions from the master, his father Walfredo Sr. He married those principles with his love of the drum set, coming up with his own truly global rhythmic style. Simply put, Wally is able to sound like a drummer and a percussionist at the same time. Add blistering chops and a penchant for playing unusual patterns to the mix, and you have only a small idea of what this man can do.

Not surprisingly, this "one man percussion show" has gathered an impressive list of gigs over the years including touring and/or recording with Carlos Santana, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, David Lindley, Ricki Lee Jones, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes, Smokey Robinson, Robbie Robertson, Joe Sample, Boz Scaggs, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Johnny Hallyday, Khaled, Lindsey Buckingham, Chicago, and many others.

Because of his versatility, Walfredo is one of the most in demand musicians in the world today. He continues to expand his talents to recording, producing, composing, education, live performance and touring."'

Written by Rick Van Horn

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