Luis Conte is unquestionably one of the most respected and prolific percussionists in contemporary music. And now he's passing on his talent through his online percussion lessons with ArtistWorks.
Known for flawless technique and an unparalleled ability to seamlessly incorporate Latin percussion and world drumming into popular music, Conte’s resume includes Madonna, James Taylor, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Ray Charles among many others. In addition, Conte received a Grammy for “Best Contemporary Jazz Performance” for his performance on the Pat Metheny Group’s 2006 release, We Live Here (Nonesuch Records).
A native of Santiago, Cuba, Conte attributes his love of music to his Cuban roots. Conte’s online percussion lessons include a diverse array of percussion instruments such as cajon, the congas, timbales, bongos, clave, cowbell, shakers, maracas, pandeiros, and guiro among others. Conte even demonstrates how nontraditional items (like a pair of spurs he picked up from Home Depot) can become a musical instrument. In addition to Latin and World rhythms, Conte teaches a plethora of percussion styles including Hip-Hop, Electronica, Jazz, Reggae and much more.