Carlos Gomez is a Percussionist and Drummer who has worked with award winning bands such as Earth, Wind, and Fire. He has been teaching drums and latin percussion for over 20 years.
Steve began playing drums at a young age and began performing in high school with both classic rock and country bands. He began studies in reading music, rudiments, and latin beats shortly before entering Shasta Community College. There he majored in music, joining the big band, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, and symphony with highlight performances at the Reno Jazz Festival. After relocating to Napa, Steve participated in several original rock groups and Battle of the Bands competitions as well as opening for headlining acts. Steve took lessons in jazz from Colin Bailey and Jimmy Robinson as well as Brazilian and Afro-cuban lessons with Mike Curroto and African drumming with Kwaku Dwade at UCSF. Steve is a regularly performing musician who plays with a local band as well as sitting in with other performances as requested. He has been teaching for several years and enjoys helping students find their own rhythms and learn new techniques to help them achieve their goals.