Hector MoralesArt Form(s):
I believe in the transforming, healing, and empowering qualities of music. I experience it in my daily life, when I practice, perform, and teach. I strongly believe everyone should be able to benefit from it as well. In my practice as a teaching artist I try to provide students with different ways in which they can play and experience music directly, because music itself is the greatest teacher we can have.
Hector Morales is a drummer and percussionist who has combined live national and international performance for the past 15 years with teaching music in the New York area. Mr. Morales is the author of the The Afro-Peruvian Percussion Ensemble, an instructional book/DVD published by Sher Music Co., and was nominated in the Best Educational Book of 2014 category by Modern Drummer magazine. He has led professional development workshops at F2F and the N.J. Music Educators State Conference. Morales has performed on international stages as Lincoln Center, the National Museum of Peru, the Society of Musicians and Composers of Chile, the Festival du Monde Arabe de Montreal, and the Jerusalem Music Festival, among others.