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Mrs Karla Lopes
Mrs Karla Lopes

Doctorate in Music Performance
Master in Music Education
Master in Music Performance (Popular Music/Jazz)
Instruments: Drums, Percussion, Music Theory, Music Technology
Genre/Style(s): R'n'B
Hip Hop
Drum and Bass
African Music
Brazilian Music
Cuban Music
Ability Levels: Intermediate to Advanced


Karla Lopes is a German-born drummer and percussionist who obtained her M.A. in Popular Music Performance and Music Education at the Musikhochschule Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden. She concluded her Ph.D. studies in Music Performance at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil, where she lived for five years. Both her academic research and band work took her to Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Japan, England, Austria, Switzerland, India and Sri Lanka.

Karla played with musicians and bands like Ed DeGenaro (Bob Dylan, Dave Weckl, Marco Minnemann), Ujjayinee Roy, Ricardo Vogt (Esperanza Spalding, Milton Nascimento), Lawrence Atkinson, Stina Sia, the Sailing Conductors and Claus Dethleff. She also performed in different Musicals and Theaters all over Germany as a drummer and percussionist. Between her most notable performances are the Goa International Jazz Festival (India) and the Hip Hop Open Ludwigsburg (Germany). From 2016 to 2019 Karla lectured on Music Performance and Music Technology at Kendal College (Cumbria) and has now moved to join Coventry University.

Contact Karla

Address: Warwickshire
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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