Percussion Teachers

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Years Teaching at Matts: 15

Joe Ferrera 

Joe has been a member of the Matt`s Music Staff for 15 years. Joe Studied under John Rowland- Principal drummer for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and George D'Anna- Principal tympanist for the Buffalo Philaharmonic Orchestra.


Abdul-Rahman Qadir

With a career spanning forty-plus years, Abdul has had the honor and privilege of working with national and a majority of area musicians in a variety of venues. Musical luminaries he’s worked with include: Dizzy Gillepsie, Freddie Cole, Regina Carter, Dakota Staton, Dodo Greene, the legendary Al Tinney and many others.  He has taught and performed in the Buffalo Public Schools and the Catholic Diocese as well as the Arts in Education Institute of WNY as a teaching artist.  Abdul also had honor of appearing in the movie Marshall as a member of the band. Known for his distinctive swing style of jazz drumming, he has also performed in musical theatre, opera productions, and with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His belief is that music has no boundaries.