A little about Bugalu,
Bugalu is all heart, I am positive of this because I got the chance to fly 4,500 miles to the other side of the world and be involved in the best music education on the planet. This program is the real deal, different from ones in America. Italy is light and full of compassion, they are serious about the music and about showering people with love. Now what music teacher would bring their student on a trip like this, paid in full. He was able to do this because of tremendous support and love from his son Piero Borri. His adopted son who he taught many years ago while living Italy, when Piero was just a young boy. Now Piero is a master drummer. Piero along with organ player Valentina Bartolli were able to set up a 10 day tour for Bugalu and I, playing Jazz everyday in Italy. Check out the tour dates below.....
A little about me,
My name is Josephine Cuevas and I am a student of Marvin Bugalu Smith's spirit drum school. I have been studying with Bugalu for 5 years now. Within those 5 years, Bugalu has taken me from zero to what you see now in the video below. I am the only aspiring musician in my family. I always loved the drums and I always loved Jazz. Bugalu has taken me to Italy in 2012 and again this year 2015. I have grown very fast in these few years. As a student of this "different school" I can say that my life has been changed. I am also buddhist and a practitioner of Reiki energy, (Level 3). Before Bugalu and I left to Italy, Bugalu told me that he wanted me to write about the experience to come, and so I took many photos and video's in order to show old friends and family and new one's as well, what exactly goes down after all year training, then the big tour. Bugalu and I as teacher and student have been training and working hard leading up to this trip. The training that I worked hard in consist of a foundation based on compassion. Now we are back and we have many stories, as well as actual proof of the tour. I hope that all who click into this website get a fresh look on the "real college" as well as feel the healing domain of the drum.
Now, I want to take you all on a trip to Italy with me. What we experienced there, was life changing. There was lessons moment to moment. You see Bugalu is not teaching textbook he is teaching the universe....
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