Neil Ochoa

Neil is a drummer, percussionist and educator for more than 25 years. Neil has taught in NYC public schools for 17 years, and had the pleasure to be working with YANY for two years now. Neil also teaches music, percussion and history of drumming using various tools depending on age group. That includes, hands on drums, technique, audiovisual material, discussion, ensembles, songs, students feedback and ideas for music creation, final performance.

Music itself it’s my inspiration, but seeing kids discovering their inner rhythm and musicality also is an inspiration that circles back and empowers me to keep doing so.” – Neil Ochoa