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Sergio's connection to the pandeiro started quite early when he was only 13 years old. He learnt a very simple version of the Samba groove with his brother. After listening to the music of two pandeiro players, Jorginho do Pandeiro and Marcos Suzano, they became his main reference. Listening to Suzano and getting in touch with a few students of his was the first step towards his becoming a pandeiro player himself.

He developed his own techniques which are based on Suzano's and Jorginho's work but have a few elements that are different. More than the importance of these details, he believes the most valuable part of his work is the philosophy behind the technique. The idea that we can create balance by generating a physical binary flow with our left hand and freely choose which note to play with our right hand. The reason, freedom matters so much to him is because his focus in improvising on the pandeiro.

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Sergio's whole musical career developed around this idea of freedom and improvisation. His compositions, performances and productions are built around this central spot. The pandeiro can allow the same level of expressiveness as a drum kit or any other musical instrument. He has taught pandeiro playing since the age of 19 and developed a curriculum that allows any student to learn from scratch how to do the most advanced things using the pandeiro.

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