Tessa Gutierrez has been teaching orchestral percussion and a variety of drumming styles since 1989. She has played and performed since the age of 5 with a variety of orchestras, concert bands, samba bands, marching bands, and rock bands.
All Tessa’s 100 students are members of their school band program or a community ensemble. Through her inspirational teaching they have won numerous music scholarships, receiving accolades in external music examinations, Eisteddfods and Solo competitions at State, National and International levels. Tessa’s graduate students have completed Degrees and are now successful percussion educators and performers.
Currently, Tessa performs with North West Wind Ensemble. In this excerpt from Dance Movements, she is playing glockenspiel.