In association with
Mr Riccardo Chiaberta
Carmelo Carbotti Date: July 2019
Riccardo is an exceptional musician, patient teacher and inspirer, someone like few. One year attendancing of our family and he left an indelible mark. I recommend him to everyone.
Loris Mazza Date: July 2019
Riccardo has been a great teacher to me. He was organised and made me improve quickly, and he was always ready to help me for whatever i needed or asked. He gave me loads of hints to listen and find inspiration, and most of all he's been a guru in teaching me how to feel the music, the groove, the connection with the other players and the sound of the drums.
Andrea Cocco Date: July 2019
My encounter with Riccardo was first of all as an observer. I began to follow him as a member of the audience at his concerts and I always took home precious elements, sources of inspiration and practical tips for my personal work on the instrument. After choosing to study jazz drums at the Conservatory, I decided to spend a year developing my skills and started studying with him. Riccardo immediately conveyed his great passion and visceral love for this genre which has no bounds, especially today. Starting with technical studies on the instrument and by listening to the giants of this genre, I began to reach my first goals and to deepen my knowledge lesson after lesson. I was guided step by step without ever overlooking any of the basics of instrumental technique, of listening and interacting with improvised music; an interaction that inevitably involves the analysis of structures and interpretive styles. Riccardo is not just a drummer, he's a full-fledged musician. He doesn’t stop at the physicality of the instrument but he uses its knowledge as his greatest asset to create and interact with music, to teach and pass on his knowledge, to give advice and suggest paths of work. This peculiar characteristic of his allowed me to study elements of jazz harmony and piano technique with him, both essential to study at the Conservatory. I infinitely thank Riccardo for everything he has taught me, for everything he teaches me and for everything he will teach me.

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