October 3, 2023

Nowadays, Hector has been composing and recording, in addition to teaching. By the way, did you already check out his YouTube Channel (hectornadodrums)? You can subscribe to it for free!

September 15, 2022

Today, Hector is celebrating 58 years of playing the greatest Musical Instrument on the Planet! KEEP ON ROCKIN'!!

November 1, 2021

EXTRA! EXTRA! Hector is now on YouTube!! His Channel is called: hectornadodrums You'll hear new Recordings where he plays all 12 Percussion Instruments recorded separately. New Photos have also been added. Be sure to check it out!

August 7, 2021

Check this out: Hector has expanded his Performing and Recording capability by incorporating twelve (yes,12) Percussion Instruments!

March 7, 2021

Awesome news: Hector is excited to resume teaching and performing like he was doing prior to the COVID-19 Epidemic. Welcome back, Hector!


June 23, 2020

The COVID-19 Epidemic, known globally as "The Coronavirus", has severely impacted Hector's presentations as well as his Drum lessons. Thus, both have been suspended until further notice.

September 15, 2019

ANOTHER MILESTONE REACHED!  Today, Hector celebrates 55 years of playing "The World's Greatest Musical Instrument". CONGRATULATIONS,  HECTOR!   ROCK THOSE DRUMS!


December 2, 2018

To date, Hector has written well over 200 Drum Compositions! Several of his Students and others have suggested he compile some of them in order to write a book. Good idea?

September 17, 2017

On this day fifty-three years ago, Hector picked up his first pair of Drumstcks and began playing "The Greatest Musical Instrument in the World"! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HECTOR!!

September 7, 2016

Drum Lesson after Drum lesson and Show after Show: Hector's thrilled!

July 9, 2015

Hector was invited to join a local Classic Rock Band comprised of 6 Musicians. Some of his Students were concerned he wouldn't have enough time to keep teaching them. Hector had to reassure them the Band's presentations would have no interference with his lessons. Problem resolved!

November 12, 2014

Hector has been developing his Double Bass Drum Pedal technique to then share with his Students!

October 5, 2013

Hector has been performing with local Bands in the Miami Area. And yes, he's STILL teaching!

September 22, 2012

Hector was invited as Guest Judge at The ROLAND V-DRUM CONTEST, hosted by SAM ASH MUSIC! This international event focuses on Competitors performing on Electronic Drumsets, showcasing their playing skills as well as their ability to command the "brain" (module) of the performing Drumset. In total, fourteen countries participate in this spectacular Competition!


NEWSFLASH: Hector is honored to have become a Member of THE PROFESSIONAL DRUM TEACHERS GUILD . For more information on this stellar Organization, please visit: professionaldrumteachersguild.com


October 1, 2011

NEWSFLASH: Hector was invited as Guest Judge at the new
Sam Ash Music's Best in Drums Competition! This nationwide
event has become the World's second largest of its kind, capturing

unparalled attention and popularity among Drummers interested
in showcasing their talent. Hector's still the Senior Judge at Guitar

Center's Drum Off (Miami Division). He notes it's an honor for
him to judge at both Competitions, allowing him the opportunity
to listen to today's rising Musicians
Audio Demo 2 has been revised: it now features Hector performing the Latin Jam Style.
Listen to it (yes, you can also dance to it)!

November 1, 2010
New "Quotable Quotes" have been added to hectordrums.com  (check them out)!   Also, introducing Audio Demo 4.  Listen to Hector perform alongside fellow Musicians "Marty" (Electric Guitar) and "Ike" (Bass Guitar). He is thankful to them and to those who collaborated in the Recording. 
Finally,  to the more than 180 Countries around the World who have viewed this Website to date, thank you for visiting!   hectordrums.com   Stay tuned! 

September  14, 2009

A milestone has been reached in Hector's  musical careerforty-five years of playing the Drums! It was on September 15, 1964 when he picked up his first pair of Drumsticks.  Today, on the eve of his forty-fifth  anniversary,  he stated he enjoys performing and teaching with even greater passion!  Check Hector out in the Anniversary section!

Congratulations,  Hector! 

August  28, 2008

Hector was interviewed by the author of an upcoming book (an Anthology of Argentine Rock from the 1960's and 1970's).  The book, scheduled for release in 2009, will discuss the history, aspects and topics of an era in which Hector was deeply involved with.  At that time, he performed in several Rock bands, but one in particular recorded an L.P. which eventually sold thousands of copies.  This particular band will be featured in the book.  Hector is proud to have been part of that generation.  The book will certainly bring back fond memories.


October 11, 2007                                                                   At the conclusion of the 2007 Guitar Center's Drum Off, the Miami Herald newspaper, through its Neighbors section, published an article describing this prestigious competition. Hector, who is identified as the Senior Judge, is pictured speaking to a couple of youngsters seeking Drumming advice.

May 19, 2007                                                                               Hector was invited to perform with a Jazz trio at a well-known restaurant in Miami. The repertoire included several genres of music. Some guests started dancing while others enjoyed listening to the trio. 

October 12, 2006
Hector judged at "Guitar Center's Drum Off" competition for the 10th year in a row (awesome record)! He also accepted a special invitation to judge at "Sam Ash Music's Monday Night Drummer" competition. In addition to judging, he conducted the entire event! Afterwards, he performed a Drum Demo to a packed audience!

April 1, 2006
Hector was invited to judge at the First Annual Drum Competition by "The Ministry of Light for all Nations" and sponsored by "Sam Ash Music". Moments after the winner was announced, Hector addressed the audience on topics such as timing, fills, technique, etc., and then performed a drum solo!

August 22, 2005
Hector was invited to judge at the Sam Ash Music "Monday Night Drummer" contest.

October 15, 2004
Hector's band performed at the Hialeah Campus of Miami-Dade College in Miami,Florida.The repertoire featured songs from the 60's,70's and 80's! Students and faculty members joined in to sing along and dance! What a party it was!

April 1, 2004
Hector's band conducted a Music Clinic at the Interamerican Campus at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida! Hector addressed the audience on topics such as the different Drum set components, the Snare Drum's role within the Drum set as well as its vital throw-off system,etc.A question and answer session followed; later on, Hector performed a brief Drum solo to a very excited crowd!

August 12, 2003
Hector will again be the SENIOR JUDGE at the Miami edition of "Guitar Center's" Nationwide Drummer's Competition known as "DRUM OFF"!  This major event begins every September and continues throughout several weeks. Hector has been judging the "DRUM OFF" ever since its inception.  For more information go to: http://www.guitarcenter.com/

June 20, 2003
Hector is excited: he has received e-mails and phone calls from people congratulating him for his website and wishing him a lot of success. He would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have contacted him.

April 24, 2003
The Biography section has now been completed. Go and Check it out! The "Profile" section also has some new pictures in it.

April 5, 2003
The web site is now up and running!! The testimonials section will be updated periodically. If you wish to write a testimonial about your experiences with Hector, please use the "Contact" link.