Session Drummer / Educator
Born in 1981 Naples (Italy), began his musical studies at early age , taking lessons over the years from some of the greatest Italian drummers. He attended several clinics and master classes of drumming greats as the ones of Dennis Chambers, Gavin Harrison, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Jojo Mayer , Virgil Donati and many more.
Drummer of numerous emergent bands in Italy in the Naples area since he was 14, he played hundreds concerts and several recordings all around the Country .
Following to an introduction to music by his father (ex drummer), Mario began playing piano when he was 10 yrs old only but he then dedicated himself to drums at 12 yrs old. Qualified teacher with a Master of Music at UM university of music , He has been a full-time musician since 2002.
Some of his professional experiences brought him to travel around the globe to countries such as Australia and USA, where he got the opportunity to enrich his cultural background and to distinguish himself in the vast world of music.
In 2013 he moved to London Uk.
Mario has 7 yrs of experience in teaching to over 120 students from 8 to 65 years old throughout Italy and Uk.
He has recorded at : Limehouse studio ( London ) The Silk Mill Recording studio ( Newcastle under lyme ) Coombehurst studio – (Kingston) Alchemia studio – (London) N8 Sound Recording Studio (London) Gsi studio – (Milan) Crossroad recording studio – (Milan) Zeus recording studio – (Naples)
Tv Show (house band and appearances): Rai Television - ITV – Mediaset – Sky – and many more…..
Currently he has been collaborating with top session musicians by performing live and in studios and he is always seeking for new musical projects. He has also established important relationships by academic teaching thanks to his truly passion for students.