About Claudia

Claudia is passionate about percussion as a tool for self-expression, building connections, and having fun! Coming from a teaching and training background (BA Dip Ed, Workplace Category 4 Trainer) she has worked with corporate groups, community organisations, schools and individuals of all different ages and abilities for over 18 years.

Claudia lived in Spain for five years studying Spanish Flamenco percussion and dance from leading Flamenco artists including Juan Flores (Duquende, Manuel Soto), Isaac Figueras (Chiquelo) and Pepe Motos (Sara Baras Flamenco Company, Paco de Lucia). She then moved to Ireland where she worked as percussionist (Luka Bloom, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Viento y Fuego) and teacher/facilitator (Drums for Fun Team Building, The Irish Drum Academy, and Walton’s New School of Music.)

Back in Australia Claudia has worked as percussionist with many different groups including Los Carmonas (flamenco), Gipsy Rhythms (Gypsy folk music) and Gian (Spanish pop/funk). She is collaborator/ accompanist with Dean Watson, for the Flamenco @ workshops and has worked for many different organisations including Campbelltown Arts Centre, Burwood Council, Eastern Suburbs Respite and Recreation, WEA, DET etc

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Short video about my journey with the Cajon!