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Juseph Ballestero was born on May 29, 1986 in Maracaibo City. He has a Human Resources Management degree. Since his first years of life he felt a huge musical inclination, that is the reason why he became a venezuelan Musician and drummer, he studied music at The Music Conservatory “Jose Luis Paz”. At the age of 13 years old, he began to be part of different bands at a regional level, and because of his hard work he got a place in the prestigious band of the church “De la Cruz”, which is the church with the largest number of congregants in Venezuela, where the weekly attendance is of 12,000 people or more.
Juseph has worked with multiple international artists, such as: Chino & Nacho. Robert & Rawy (Menudo) Zumba international, Karina, Caibo, Julissa, Tecupae, Nicolas Tovar, and other more.
Juseph has an instrumental band that has taught master classes and has participated in major music festivals of Venezuela and United States, as well as in Aruba and Panamá. Likewise, he has toured with many international artists like Mónica Rodriguez a Christian Musician and singer (Winner of a Latin Grammy on 2010 in the category “Best Christian Album”), Julissa Arce, Luis Santiago, Nicolás Tovar, Ingrid Rosario, Jaime Murrel and others.
Being certified as an Intructor and Examiner by Yamaha, Juseph taught the popular music course (PMC) also known as the Yamaha method at the prestigious World Music Academy, with more than 130 drummer students only at Maracaibo, Venezuela; adding more students to his music teaching career at the international master classes he gave in United States, Panama, Aruba and other Venezuelan cities as well. He has been the music professor with the greatest number of graduates of drum classes at a Latin American level.
Unique moments with amazing people
Since my daughter and Mike’s daughter are pretty similar, one day I decided to wrote him telling that and how much I admired his work with Alejandro Sanz, attached to the text I sent him a video of myself playing the drums. To my surprise he answered me telling me how well the sound of the video was. Back in 2010 while he was on tour with Alejandro Sanz, we met after a concert and we chat for a while, I met his daughter and wife, who is the chorus girl of Alicia Keys as well. From that moment we keep a friendship that I care about.
Back in 2012 I wrote a massage on facebook to Gerald, telling him how much influence his work had on myself as a drummer musician, by that time I didn’t know we would become friends. A few months later I was blessed with the opportunity of going to Nanm Show at Anaheim California, that was the first time I met him, to my surprise he already considered myself his friend from Venezuela, as he told me while I asked him for a picture. The connection between both was as if we were catching up with an old friend, since that time we have kept our friendship, one that is pretty significant for me, not only because of his musical journey, but for all the support he has gave me since that very first time we met. This is a story that could happened only through my Lord