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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Oct 16-21

Eric- Practice Swing Sheet B this week at a slow comfortable tempo. I would like you to be able to play one beat, go into a fill, and come out on the next beat. Try this a few times on only two beats then work on going through the entire sheet. Have fun with your fills and be creative!

Noah- Finish Lesson 2 at 80 bpm on the metronome. Try to be able to go from one beat to the next without stopping by the end of the week.

Sylvie- Work on the Spice rhythm on the hi-hat with the kick pattern that is written on your sheet. Next week we will learn about the xylophone and I will have more indepence beats for you.

Koel- Learn the rest of Lesson 2 and try to get it up to 70 bpm for next week. Keep doing it the way you have been, and just remember to check in with the sheet music to make sure it’s correct.

Sampson- Learn the rest of Lesson 1 and try to get it up to 60 bpm for next week. Start them all very slowly and try to play through them note by note until it all is comfortable.

Thanks a lot for the great work today, see you all next week!

October 15th, 2019|

Oct 9 – Oct 14 Practice

Hello everyone! Thank you for great lessons yesterday, please take a look at these assignments for next time.

Ella- Keep working on the triplet fill at the beginning, you have it perfectly now, just try to keep doing it slowly so it gets comfortable. Next, do the same with the fill just before the main song comes in. Also, work on playing the main beat up to 160 bpm.

Noah- Take a look at the bottom line of Lesson 1 and then the first 12 beats of Lesson 2. Try to count out all of the fills before playing.

Sylvie- Please look at the pattern we practiced in the lesson. Use the middle written out pattern as practice to be able to play the bottom one.

Koel- Look at the whole Lesson 2 page. If you can’t get to everything that’s fine. Try to get whichever ones you learn up to 70 bpm on the metronome.

Sampson- Practice the Bossa Nova up to 80 on the metronome. If you can’t get up to that speed its okay, that is a big goal!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

October 9th, 2019|
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A Repertoire of Exciting Rhythmic Patterns to Develop Coordination For Today's Rock Styles

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