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Michael Alba

Drummer | Musician | Educator


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Michael Alba is the Chief Executive Officer and Program Director of Alba International Music Academy in Texas, USA. (albamusicacademy.com)

Graduated in the Los Angeles Music Academy (major in Drums and Percussion), Pasadena in 2001 and he has extensive experience as a musician and educator.

A professional session Drummer, Percussionist and Educator. He held numerous Tours and concerts with International Artists such as: Grammy Award winners Patti Austin, Pauline Wilson, Melissa Manchester, 5-time Grammy Award winner Christopher Cross, Grammy Nominee Lou Pardini, Gospel Artist Ron Kenoly, Brazilian/Pop Artist Kevyn Lettau, British Singer-Songwriter Julia Fordham, Musician-Songwriter & Record Producer Dennis Lambert, Singer-Songwriters Kenny Rankin, Joe Pizullo and David Pomeranz, Singer-Actor Rex Smith, German Jazz Pianist and professor Florian Ross, Top Jazz Saxophone Artist Anders Paulsson, Japan based Singer Charito and played and Recorded with Tower Of Power Guitarist Bruce Conte. He also held numerous Drum Masterclasses Internationally in L.A., Toronto-Vancouver-Calgary, Osaka Japan, Abu-Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Brunei.

Mr. Alba Was also Featured in different Zildjian Days with Aaron Spears, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Smith, Manu Katche and Alex Acuña and was also featured in Yamaha Clinic 1997 with Akira Jimbo.

A music arranger and director, he writes film and TV music scores, and he is the owner and program director of Michael Alba Drum & Music Program, established in 2010.

He is a Zildjian Cymbals and Signature Drumsticks USA Ambassador, Ludwig Drums USA Ambassador, Gruv Gear USA and recently earned another endorsement from Drummers Dream kit, and was introduced to the REMO Drumhead USA company for endorsement during his visit in the NAMM Show in Anaheim California 2022.

Mr. Alba is also endorsing famous brands from the Philippines, such as Flipears International Customized In-ear Monitors, World Balance Shoes and Clothing and keep close relationship with the biggest music store JB Music and Sports.

Did extensive work as a Session Drummer with famous International Franchise TV shows in the Philippines particularly: Idol Philippines, Philippine Idol, X Factor, The Voice, Pilipinas Got Talent, Coke Studio and other Philippine Tv shows such as ASAP, Star in a Million, Pop Star kids, S.O.P., Sunday All Stars, Party Pilipinas, Celebrity Duets, Bron Diva and Pinoy Pop Superstar.

He is also known to be with the band Yosha, Kz Tandingan’s Supreme band and with Regine Velasquez session band.

Mr. Alba is a motivated and cause-driven professional, with excellent communication skills and he is skilled in making critical decisions during challenges. Mr. Alba loves working with students transferring his music skills and passion and building relationships that will last a lifetime.

He has both learned and experience-based knowledge; he has always been a self-motivator and accomplished every goal he set out to pursue throughout his career. He has been preparing and researching thoroughly to ensure successful establishment of this venture. Through his music academy Mr. Alba AIM to connect and reconnect the Emotion & Passion in the form of Music Training Programs and inspire everyone to develop their Strengths, Creativity, Camaraderie, Musicianship, Active Lifestyle, Sociability and Mood Improvement to achieve a Positive and Productive mindset.

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