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Percussion / Drumset Faculty

John Yarling, UM Faculty, Drumset Master Class Faculty

Oscar Dorta, drumset

Alexander Ambrose, Drumset

Kyle Swan, Drumset



Oscar Dorta has performed as a drummer/percussionist & touring musician for 35 years. His recordings included are with members of Bon Jovi, Funkadelic, synth pop group C.C.C.P. and the like. His T.V. on stage appearances include Bonnie Tyler, Herbie Hancock,the late Tito Puentes, Maria Conchita Alonso and Wild Cherry ,among others. Oscar also heads his own group and performs with R&B, fusion, and rock groups across S.Florida. Besides being a private drum instructor he also writes music for cable t.v. under his own company Genome Music Group.


Alexander, "Zander" Ambrose is currently a student of Professor Steve Rucker at the Univeristy of Miami Frost School of Music in the Studio Music and Jazz Performance Department. He received his Bachelors of Music in 2018 and is currently a Masters Teaching Asssistant in the drum set studio. He is the recipient of "Most Valuable Player Award" in 2017 for the prestigious University of Miami Frost Brand of The Hour.


Kyle recently graduated from the Frost School of Music, Dept. of Studio Music and Jazz.