Dean St Germain

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Dean St Germain

Instruments:
Bass Guitar, Body, Drums, Guitar, Percussion

Genre:
Contemporary, Latin

Qualifications:
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Jazz Outreach Program – bass guitar, rhythm section, and jazz combo groups. | Tres Mambo Salsa School Sydney, Australia - bass guitar/Afro-Cuban multi-instrumentalist with band leader/ trumpeter Peter Kartu. | Golden Bridge Community Choir Choir, Los Angeles, CA - Versatile Tenor Vocalist. | Pandeiro student of Carlinhos “Pandeiro” De Ouro - Los Angeles, CA. | Motherland Music, Los Angeles, CA. - Afro Cuban style conga student with Luca Brandoli Bloco. | Folklorico Samba Group, Minneapolis, USA - Samba instrumentalist; pandeiro, repinique, surdo, caixa - under the guidance of band leader Prof. Macaquinho - Minneapolis, USA. | “Teach and play Samba” – Online Learning - Learning to teach Samba - Mike Simpson, UK-based educator. | Drum tuition under the guidance of Greg Mills. | Teaching – Dean has been a part of a youth group introducing 5-8-year-olds to drum circle practice in Minneapolis, USA.

Biography

Dean has enjoyed over thirty years of musical experience, around Australia and across the USA.
He has played electric bass in a successful Blues Rock band, worked as a vocalist in various original and cover bands, played bass and percussion in Samba and Afro-Cuban music groups, participated in multicultural community choirs, and helped facilitate a youth group music for 5-7-year-olds whilst guiding his children toward their musical dreams.
Through this worldly experience, Dean has learned to communicate effectively with various age groups and people from all walks of life.
It is Dean’s musical experience combined with a passion for working with the community has led him to teach at NCMA.
With a vision to collaborate, support, educate, and bring a multicultural experience to NCMA, Dean looks forward to sharing the joy of music through rhythm, dance, and song.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Jazz Outreach Program – bass guitar, rhythm section, and jazz combo groups.
Tres Mambo Salsa School Sydney, Australia – bass guitar/Afro-Cuban multi-instrumentalist with band leader/ trumpeter Peter Kartu.
Golden Bridge Community Choir Choir, Los Angeles, CA – Versatile Tenor Vocalist
Pandeiro student of Carlinhos “Pandeiro” De Ouro – Los Angeles, CA.
Motherland Music, Los Angeles, CA. – Afro Cuban style conga student with Luca Brandoli
Bloco Folklorico Samba Group, Minneapolis, USA – Samba instrumentalist; pandeiro, repinique, surdo, caixa – under the guidance of band leader Prof. Macaquinho – Minneapolis, USA.
“Teach and play Samba” – Online Learning – Learning to teach Samba – Mike Simpson, UK-based educator
Greg Mills – Drum tuition under the guidance of Greg Mills – accredited NCMA Teacher.
Teaching – Dean has been a part of a youth group introducing 5-8-year-olds to drum circle practice in Minneapolis, USA.
Fatherhood – Dean is the father of two primary school-aged children, whom he encourages to learn their preferred instruments of drums and piano. He has also been proactive as a kid’s soccer and baseball coach and previously worked as a lifeguard at a neighborhood swimming pool in Sydney Australia, supervising children of all ages.
Dean is also an excited member of the NCMA office team, where he thrives on learning, growing, and encouraging young students to follow their musical paths.

Skills and expertise

Dean has enjoyed over thirty years of musical experience, around Australia and across the USA.
He has played electric bass in a successful Blues Rock band, worked as a vocalist in various original and cover bands, played bass and percussion in Samba and Afro-Cuban music groups, participated in multicultural community choirs, and helped facilitate a youth group music for 5-7-year-olds whilst guiding his children toward their musical dreams.
Through this worldly experience, Dean has learned to communicate effectively with various age groups and people from all walks of life.
It is Dean’s musical experience combined with a passion for working with the community has led him to teach at NCMA.
With a vision to collaborate, support, educate, and bring a multicultural experience to NCMA, Dean looks forward to sharing the joy of music through rhythm, dance, and song.