Eduardo Guedes, drummer, percussionist, art educator, author, publisher recording artist and International clinician is originally from the South of Brazil. His musical training includes the Certificate program at Drummers Collective in New York City, drum set lessons with Kiko Freitas, Michael Lauren, Duduka da Fonseca, Bobby Sanabria and Dom Famularo, Djembe classes with Michael Wimberley, workshops on Taiko drums with the Kodo group from Japan and Brazilian percussion with Airto Moreira, Nana Vasconcelos and Dudu Tutti. He recently attended the Rhythmical alchemy play shop in North Hollywood, CA with Arthur Hull, pioneer of the drum circle facilitation.
As a solo artist he performed at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre in 2004 and at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2012. His recording and performing credits include M’lumbo, Nation Beat, Myla Hardie Family Band, Michael Hardie and Milton Hopkins, Cyro Baptista’s beat the donkey, Frank London and the Klezmer all-stars, Catarina dos Santos, Annette A. Aguilar, Tonho Crocco and Grecco Buratto.
As a teaching artist he has worked for Creative Action in Austin, TX, Young Audiences of New York, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Children’s Academy at Long Island University, Williamsburg Collegiate and Peekskill parks and recreation. In 2009 he was chosen to participate in the mentorship program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) collaborating with accomplished composer and percussionist Lukas Ligeti.
He is the author and publisher of critically acclaimed books “Brazil for drum set, Vol.1 – Northeast (Tunesguedes publishing) and “Caixa Brasileira” with Joe Ruscitto (R&G media). He has been conducting workshops and master classes in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Germany and Switzerland to promote his books.
Eduardo is the founder and artistic director of the school Centro de Bateria e Percussão in his hometown Porto Alegre, Brazil. He endorses Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks and mallets, LP percussion, Evans drumheads and Pure sound snare wires.