emiliano @ emiliano.com


Emiliano with Class
























Emiliano-Young Imaginations

Emiliano gives presentations for various types of organizations. He can prepare custom workshops in Brazilian percussion, dance, music, geography and culture. He can teach groups and individuals, kids and adults of any age and any skill level. 


Types of courses/workshops include:


·         Corporate teambuilding and team spirit workshops

·         Drum Circles

·         Children’s Music and Dance workshops for any age

·         Private lessons for adults and children

·         Carnival percussion ensembles


The Benefits of Drumming:


·         New opportunities for socializing and making friends

·         Alleviate and eliminate stress

·         Possibilities for artistic creation and self-expression

·         Physical, emotional and mental improve condition

·         Knowledge and exposure to different cultures

·         Teamwork

·         Development of social integration skills by learning to listen, share and cooperate

·         Excellent for motor skills development



"...Emiliano Benevides is an excellent percussionist and on top of that, a great teacher!!! Often traditional teachers are not the easiest to learn from but he understands our minds, breaks it down very nicely and is very sweet and patient."

 - Layne Redmond(Author, recording artist, and drum instructor)









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Emiliano Benevides brings the excitement of his native Brazil into the classroom setting and immediately grabs the children’s attention with his enthusiasm and his wit.  His mastery of a multitude of percussion instruments and his extraordinary showmanship provide all participants – young and old alike – the opportunity to sing, dance and play with ease and utter joy.  Emiliano is a remarkable performer and a true inspiration, and it is a pleasure to work with someone who truly lives and breathes his art.”

 -Rebeca Mauleón, musician/author/educator


"Emiliano was well prepared and organized a beautiful packet for the students before his presentation. We enjoyed having him and thank him for sharing his knowledge with us. We hope to invite Mr. Benevides again for another presentation in the future."

-Dee Dee Julian, Director, Casa de Niños


" He shared his talents with two groups of students at our school. Emiliano is very personable and talented..."

-Susan Potter, English Teacher, International High School







Emiliano is awsome!  He communicates with the kids at their level.  He is funny, engaging and talented.  He had the kids eating out of his hand.  Also the musical instruments he brought were great.”

 - Teacher, Daniel Webster Elementary School



"Wow! We have been hearing non-stop about the "best music teacher ever" all day today!!! Henry absolutely LOVED music today. He said the teacher was so fun. He danced with them, made great musical noises with his mouth, etc... "
-Parent of a student of Emiliano.



"..., the children and I were totally engaged... a great opportunity to learn about Brazil, music, one's life path... looking forward to the next special guest!

-Teacher from Kentfield School District, CA


"Loved Emiliano and wish he cold come back again!! He had fabulous energy and did an amazing job of sharing his Brazilian spirit with the class."
-Sarah- Teacher at Petaluma  School, CA.







Contact: emiliano @ emiliano.com