internationally recognized percussionist, recording artist, and educator, known specifically for his work in the Latin music field

Michael spiro

Michael Spiro is an internationally recognized percussionist, recording artist, and educator, known specifically for his work in the Latin music field. He has performed on hundreds of records, co-produced several instructional videos for Warner Bros. Publications (featuring such renowned artists as David Garibaldi, Changuito, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Ignacio Berroa), and produced seminal recordings in the Latin music genre, including Orquesta Batachanga, Grupo Bata-Ketu, and Grupo Ilu-Aña.


About Michael spiro

Michael is currently a Professor of Music at Indiana University, where since 2008 he has developed the curricula in both the Percussion and Jazz Departments for teaching Latin American music and culture. Previous to this appointment he was a faculty member or artist-in-residence at universities world wide, including the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, University of Massachusetts, University of Missouri, University of Wisconsin, Banff Center of the Arts, the Rotterdam Conservatory, Duke University, University Akron, Lawrence University, California State University at San Diego, University of North Carolina, Winthrop College, and Cornish Institute of the Arts amongst many others.

In 2008 he launched two ground-breaking educational websites

The education websites which offer complete and comprehensiveinstruction on the internet of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian music and culture. After bringing longtime associate and internationally recognized Jesus Diaz on board the congamasterclass site two years, and soon thereafter Jorge Alabe onto the sambamasterclass site, he has become one of the major worldwide players in current instruction of Latin American percussion.

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New York,united states

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Recording Studio Tips for a Great Session

Studio Tips

When mistakes and errors are a part of the recording session, the outcome tends to become an unfavourable one, and you may not like the same. Due to that, the different methods to carry forward a great session need to come into the picture, and you need to learn more about the same. So to help you get started, we have brought together a bunch of simple tips that tend to go a long way in making matters happen.

Punctuality and Discipline

One of the first things that you ought to practice is punctuality and discipline. These simple aspects bring about a change in the recording session and make matters beneficial. Apart from that, practicing these values in life will bring forward another change that is capable of helping you move ahead in the right direction. So before entering the studio and showcasing your talent, make it a point to be punctual and disciplined in life because that is what matters.


Being Prepared

The importance of being prepared for a session comes to light when you begin to waste time and money by delaying the entire task. As a result, being prepared for everything that is bound to happen at the studio is an important tip that you should never forget. Apart from speeding things up, it will also help you be disciplined and grow in the music industry. So be punctual, disciplined, and moreover, be prepared.

Understand Your Role

We are well aware of the active role that we play at a studio and how it impacts the entire process. So a part of being prepared needs to go into understanding this role and ensuring that you give the right performance. Practicing at home and whenever you get the time will bring your best performance at the studio, and you can make the most of the same. In case you’re having a cold and cannot perform, make sure to keep the team informed of rescheduled dates.


The Plan of Action

Every team or program comes forward with a plan of action, and by all means, you require the same. A proper plan of action pushes you in the right direction and helps your team go through a detailed process. With adequate space for creativity and opinions, your plan will become a complete one, and things will head in the right direction. So sit with your team or group of musicians and form a plan of action.


Understanding these simple tips will bring about a change, and by all means, you need to push yourself forward until you get there. So leave it all aside and focus on the aspects that matter because your studio session needs to be a great one.