Louis Pino

Louis Pino
Louis PinoABC Academy of Music2019-01-15T12:51:22-04:00

Project Description

B.Mus (Oberlin)
M.Mus (U of T) in-progress

Louis “Pino” Pino is from Dix Hills, NY and is a recent graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, having studied percussion with Michael Rosen and computer music with Aurie Hsu and Joo Won Park, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in percussion performance at the University of Toronto with Aiyun Huang. Pino began his musical career playing drum set and hand drums with several local ensembles, and moved on to study at the Juilliard Pre-College, where he received the Commencement Award upon graduation. When arriving at Oberlin, Pino had the opportunity to collaborate with many students at the conservatory and has come to premiere over 50 new chamber and solo works written by himself and his peers.

In addition to performing, Pino teaches a small studio of students and is an active composer of electroacoustic music. He often writes music for instruments and interactive electronics, and collaborates in creating interdisciplinary works with dancers and film artists. Outside of music, Pino likes to spend time cooking, hammocking outdoors, and competing in food challenges.

Get to know Pino…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies: Cooking, Hammocking

Musical influences: Chet Baker, Bela Bartok, Olivier Messiaen, The Strokes

Favourite food: Sushi

Least favourite food: Peanut butter

Favourite music: Hip-Hop, Contemporary Classical

Favourite song: Alvin Row – Animal Collective

Favourite movie: Taxi Driver

Favouirite movie music: Taxi Driver OST

Favourite musical theatre/opera: Saint François d’Assise – Messiaen

Best quote from your teacher: “Play pretty.”

Favourite quote: “ Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Master Yoda

Favourite book: The Stand – Stephen King

Best thing about teaching at ABC: Watching young minds grow a bit more every week.

Latest Homework from Pino

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June 18 Lesson

Emily

  • I’m reluctant to post a link to the Stick Control PDF on here because of copyright issues, but if you Google “stick control drum book”, it’s the first link that comes up.
  • Stick Control, Page 5: Single Beat Combinations
    • Practise lines 1-8 along to music of your choosing
    • Also practise lines 5-8 with the Rs and Ls reversed
    • Because the patterns are written a little differently in the book compared to how Pino and I wrote them on your page, adding the feet becomes a little trickier. You’re welcome to leave out the feet until I explain what I mean in our next lesson. You’re also welcome to experiment with how the feet are integrated and do what works for you (which I encourage).
  • In Bloom
    • Play the beats along to the recording
    • If the recording is too fast, play along to a metronome [<— BLUE TEXT IS CLICKABLE] at 100 bpm, then bump it up to 105, then 111 (the song’s actual tempo).
    • Don’t sweat it if you can’t play that fast bass drum part you figured out along to the recording. Consider it a bonus if you do.

I’m looking forward to hanging and drumming, Emily! See you in a couple of weeks.

-Rob

June 18th, 2019|

Substitute Reminder

Hello Everybody,

This is just a reminder that Rob is subbing for Pino this week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office. 416-651-7529.

Thank you!

June 15th, 2019|
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Preferred Books for Pino’s Students

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STICK CONTROL

Cover of Stick Control for the Modern Drummer

George Lawrence Stone’s Stick Control is the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named the book one of the top 25 books of all-time. In the words of the author, it is the ideal book for improving: control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution and muscular coordination, with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand.

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4-Way Coordination

A Method Book for the Development of Complete Independence on the Drum Set

Cover of 4-Way Coordination: A Method Book for the Development of Complete Independence on the Drum Set

Proficiency as a drummer has always come from great hand dexterity. However, with the introduction of modern drumming techniques, it has become increasingly necessary to gain complete independence of both the hands and feet. With various rhythmic exercises in easy-to-read notation, 4-Way Coordination is designed to guide the drummer from simple patterns to advanced polyrhythms. Through the study of this method book, the student will gain invaluable listening skills and techniques that will provide insight to drumming in all styles.
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Rockin' Bass Drum, Bk 1

A Repertoire of Exciting Rhythmic Patterns to Develop Coordination For Today's Rock Styles

Cover of Rockin Bass Drum

Written in two volumes, these books include 2- and 4- bar rock and jazz-rock beats designed for the modern drummer. Both books are designed to develop the drummer’s skill in coordinating their hands and feet. The books also offer the drummer a repertoire of exciting rhythmic patterns.

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