About the ArtistA drum icon Brazilian, Northon Vanalli is responsible for teaching musicians of all levels and to spreading the importance of drums in the current music market in South America.
He was born in Presidente Venceslau and started playing at the age of 8. At 13 years old, he was playing in dance clubs and parties. At 16, he was a already a professional musician. In 1996, he was the first one at Presidente Prudente’s region to found a drum institute, the Northon Vanalli Drum Institute, which is exclusively dedicated to drum teaching. On its 10 years of existence, more than 800 students have already been there, among professionals, amateurs and drum lovers. In 2000, the Institute recorded an album entitled “Bateras in Prudente” (Drummers in Prudente), composed entirely by students’ bands of the Institute. In 2002, he recorded the play-along album VOCÊ (YOU), an educational album not only for the improvement of drummers, but also guitar and bass players skills.
In 2003 he released his drum video (VHS and DVD) “Estude, Construa e Toque” (“Study, Built and Play”) His current endorsements: Gretsch drums; Zildjian cymbals; Axis drum pedals; Michael drumsticks and drumheads; Power Click phone amplifiers; Urban Boards drum shoes. Currently, he has dedicated exclusively to recordings, workshops and the Institute. The workshop tour covers all Brazilian state capitals for Gretsch Drums; it started in January 2006 and ends in December 2010.