Carlos Duran

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Carlos Duran, drum set player and percussionist, received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from The Florida State University in 2006. Mr. Duran is a versatile drummer with experience in jazz, rock, Latin, and African rhythms. Throughout his career, Mr. Duran has been part of many diverse recording sessions with artists in the United States and abroad. As a studio musician, Carlos has been recorded performing on a variety of instruments including drum set, djembe, congas, cajon, bongos, bells, udu drum, and castanets. Carlos has served as percussion accompanist for a variety of college and university modern and African dance programs including those at The Ohio State University, Kenyon College, and Florida State University. Currently, Carlos is a dance accompanist at Belmont University and Global Education Center. He also serves as a percussionist for the Nashville Children’s Choir on a regular basis. Mr. Duran has maintained a private drum set and percussion studio of students of all ages and levels of playing for the last decade.

Contact Carlos Duran by calling 614-530-2028 or emailing

Depending on your desired focus and individual goals, Mr. Duran’s lessons typically consist of:

  • Rudimental studies
  • Technique
  • Reading/writing music notation
  • Musical styles
  • Improvisation

Mr. Duran’s student-base currently consists of professional musicians exploring new styles; middle and high school students who take part in marching bands, concert bands, jazz bands, or are preparing for university-level auditions; as well as amateur drummers seeking to improve their skills. Carlos’ students have gone on to win state competitions as well as full scholarships to multiple music schools and conservatories across the nation.

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