Walter Rodriguez

By admin in : Meet the Saints // Aug 22 2010

Walter Rodriguez began playing on his drum set at an early age. Born in San Juan, he played his first TV show at the age of seven, when most children only begin learning. His father was and still is not only his teacher but his greatest inspiration. While playing side by side with his dad, he was surrounded by today’s musical greats Alex Akunaa and Giovanni Hidalgo; simultaneously enhancing his musical knowledge by studying piano and working as a sound engineer. At the age of 22, Walter moved to Los Angeles to study at Musicians Institute of Technology, specifically the PIT (Percussion Institute of Technology) division. While getting involved in the local music scene, Walter and Alex Acuna connected, this time Alex taking Walter under his wing and becoming his spiritual and musical mentor. Walter has not limited himself with only harmonic and music-theory elements but has grown above and beyond that, taking on a more World-Music approach for the percussion; in this list are the Australian didgeridoo and the Indian table. His talent, excitement and energy for his music, his charisma and warmth will heat up and light up any and every stage.