Riccardo Chiaberta
London, London
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Teaching Location:Holloway, London, N7 0SF
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About Riccardo Chiaberta
My name is Riccardo and I've been a professional drummer for the past 10 years. I give individual lessons at home or in a studio in Holloway, for both beginners and more advanced drummers. I teach jazz, rock, funk, latin drumming. 
First lesson - £10 
30 minutes - £25 
60 minutes - £35 
You can find my artistic CV below. 
Hope to hear from you, 
I have the DBS certificate. 
Riccardo is an exceptional musician, patient teacher and inspirer, someone like few. One year attendancing of our family and he left an indelible mark. I recommend him to everyone. 
Carmelo Carbotti 
Riccardo has been a great teacher to me. He was organised and made me improve quickly, and he was always ready to help me for whatever i needed or asked. He gave me loads of hints to listen and find inspiration, and most of all he's been a guru in teaching me how to feel the music, the groove, the connection with the other players and the sound of the drums. 
Loris Mazza 
My encounter with Riccardo was first of all as an observer. I began to follow him as a member of the audience at his concerts and I always took home precious elements, sources of inspiration and practical tips for my personal work on the instrument. After choosing to study jazz drums at the Conservatory, I decided to spend a year developing my skills and started studying with him. 
Riccardo immediately conveyed his great passion and visceral love for this genre which has no bounds, especially today. Starting with technical studies on the instrument and by listening to the giants of this genre, I began to reach my first goals and to deepen my knowledge lesson after lesson. I was guided step by step without ever overlooking any of the basics of instrumental technique, of listening and interacting with improvised music; an interaction that inevitably involves the analysis of structures and interpretive styles.
Riccardo is not just a drummer, he's a full-fledged musician. He doesn’t stop at the physicality of the instrument but he uses its knowledge as his greatest asset to create and interact with music, to teach and pass on his knowledge, to give advice and suggest paths of work. 
This peculiar characteristic of his allowed me to study elements of jazz harmony and piano technique with him, both essential to study at the Conservatory. 
I infinitely thank Riccardo for everything he has taught me, for everything he teaches me and for everything he will teach me. 
Andrea Cocco 
I have been teaching drums, percussion and piano privately since 2009. 
I have been teaching drums at Harris City Academy (Secondary school) in London since 2016 (UK). 
In 2015, I taught drums and percussions at the secondary school in Verbania (Italy). 
From 2011 to 2015, I taught drums at the music school "Ente Musicale di Verbania" (Italy). 
In 2010, I taught drums and percussion at the music association "Estro Armonico di Stresa" (Italy). 
Jazz Bachelor Degree with highest honours at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Como. 
Jazz Master Degree in Jazz with highest honours at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan. 
I studied piano with Ramberto Ciammarughi (he played with Mirsolav Vitous, Randy Brecker, Vinne Collaiuta) from 2007 to 2013, and drums with Fabrizio Sferra (Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Enrico Pieranunzi) from 2010 to 2011. 
I achieved the highest ranks in many Italian jazz contest, such as “Conad Jazz Contest” of Umbria Jazz, “Chicco Bettinardi” of Milestones Piacenza and “Fara Music Contest”. 
I played in many jazz festival, such as “London Jazz Festival”, “Umbria Jazz”, “Tones on the Stones” and “MITO Milano”. 
I am part of Paolino Dalla Porta "Future Changes" new quartet (Dalla Porta played with Pat Metheny, Oregon, Kenny Wheeler). 
I played with Ivo Neame, Bruno Heinen, Antonio Zambrini, Paolino Dalla Porta, Andrea Dulbecco, Pietro Tonolo, Tino Tracanna, Giovanni Falzone, Achille Succi, Guido Bombardieri, Sandro Gibellini, Dimitri Grechi Espinoza, Alberto Mandarini, Marco Decimo, Gaetano Partipilo, Gianluca Di Ienno, Giulio Corini, Michele Tacchi, Andrea Di Biase and many others. 
I released my first album with my band “Nirguna” in October 2015 with “Honolulu records”, a label that I founded with other nine musicians from Milan. 

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2018 – RCT, "Reality Control Test", Honolulu records.
2018 – DUONG, "The Big Other, Honolulu records.
2016 – GIOVANNI AGOSTI, “Stretching”, Honolulu records. 
2016 – PAOLINO DALLA PORTA FUTURE CHANGES, “Moonlanding”, Tuk Music. 
2015 – RICCARDO CHIABERTA “NIRGUNA”, “Lux”, Honolulu records. 
2015 – MARCO GIONGRANDI “SOARES”, “Departures”, Honolulu records. 
2015 – COLLETTIVO “T. MONK”, “Ugly Beauty”, Honolulu records. 
2014 – DIMITRI GRECHI ESPINOZA, TITO MANGIALAJO RANTZER, “When We Forgot the Melody – Vol. 2”, Rudi records. 
2014 – MU – “Nest of Giants”, Abeat records. 
2013 – DUGONG – “Miscommunication”, Zone di Musica. 
2013 – ZEITGEBER ENSEMBLE – “Resalio”, Dodicilune records. 
2012 - MU – “Dropouts”, Abeat records. 
2012 - CARMELO EMANUELE PATTI QUARTET – “Flowing Clouds”, autoprodotto. 
2011 - MU – “MU play Crookers”, Luckybeard records. 
2011 - MU – “Sensilenti”, Abeat records. 
2010 - MU – “Il qui e l’ora”, VideoRadio records. 
2009 - MU – “Mu”, VideoRadio records. 
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