Carlos Plaza has been teaching professionally since 2008. He takes great pride in his abilities, and credits his mother, who was also a teacher.
He began playing drums at the age of nine after seeing a friends set during a birthday party. His parents agreed to purchase a drum set, however, he was advised by the local drum instructor to take lessons before investing the money in a kit.
After a year on the practice pad he was finally the owner of his first drum set, and a year later he was in his first band, which would span the next decade rehearsing and playing live.
His instruction abilities have no boundaries. He has taught children as young as 4 to adults in their mid-50’s, as well as individuals with disabilities from autism to down-syndrome.
Carlos’ influences include Chris Adler from Lamb of God to Brann Dailor of Mastodon. He is also influenced by classic drum gods like Bernard Purdie, Neil Peart, Anika Nilles, Matt Kuykendall, and Matt Garstka.
He teaches the Moeller method (heel up and heel down technique) and is proficient in the 40 rudiments.
Carlos can adjust his teaching style to anyone sitting across from him, and takes pride in his abilities to adapt to the changing needs of his students.