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Emiliano Benevides can provide many different activities for children.
Percussion classes, body percussion, football (soccer), children's party entertainment and more.

The classes can be in Portuguese, English or Spanish.


Emiliano has been working with kids for over 25 years in the United States and Spain.
He can provide many different activities for children, and prepare custom workshops in percussion, body percussion, drum circles, music and football (soccer).
 He teaches groups and individuals, kids and adults of any age.
From children’s parties to a school presentation.
The classes can be in Portuguese, English or Spanish.
Benefits of these activities:
•         New opportunities for socializing and making friends
•         Alleviate and eliminate stress
•         Possibilities for artistic creation and self-expression
•         Physical, emotional and mental improve condition
•         Knowledge and exposure to different cultures
•         Teamwork
•         Development of social integration skills by learning to listen, share and cooperate

•         Excellent for motor skills development


"...Emiliano Benevides is an excellent percussionist and on top of that, a great teacher!!! Often traditional teachers are not the easiest to learn from but he understands our minds, breaks it down very nicely and is very sweet and patient."
- Layne Redmond(Author, recording artist, and Frame Drummer Legend)


"Emiliano Benevides brings the excitement of his native Brazil into the classroom setting and immediately grabs the children’s attention with his enthusiasm and his wit. His mastery of a multitude of percussion instruments and his extraordinary showmanship provide all participants – young and old alike – the opportunity to sing, dance and play with ease and utter joy. Emiliano is a remarkable performer and a true inspiration, and it is a pleasure to work with someone who truly lives and breathes his art.”
-Rebeca Mauleón, musician/author/educator


"Emiliano was well prepared and organized a beautiful packet for the students before his presentation. We enjoyed having him and thank him for sharing his knowledge with us. We hope to invite Mr. Benevides again for another presentation in the future."
-Dee Dee Julian, Director, Casa de Niños


“Emiliano is awsome! He communicates with the kids at their level. He is funny, engaging and talented. He had the kids eating out of his hand. Also the musical instruments he brought were great.” - Teacher, Daniel Webster Elementary School


"Wow! We have been hearing non-stop about the "best music teacher ever" all day today!!! Henry absolutely LOVED music today. He said the teacher was so fun. He danced with them, made great musical noises with his mouth, etc... "
-Parent of a student of Emiliano.

"..., the children and I were totally engaged... a great opportunity to learn about Brazil, music, one's life path... looking forward to the next special guest!
-Teacher from Kentfield School District, CA


"Loved Emiliano and wish he cold come back again!! He had fabulous energy and did an amazing job of sharing his Brazilian spirit with the class."
-Sarah- Teacher at Petaluma School, CA.

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