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Ever since I got the first Durga tenor mouthpiece I’ve had to work LESS. It’s been 10 years of pure happiness. I feel truly Blessed to use his products that help me get the job DONE.
Mikey Rivera started his musical career early on in high school playing with many latin artists in and out of Puerto Rico. When entering 1st semester in college he had already been traveling with many famous artists in the Latin merengue genre. Playing music and studying full time all throughout both his Bachelors’ degree studies his musical journey continued. During his undergraduate studies he performed nine student recitals per requirement and a graduation artist recital on tenor and soprano sax with piano for a duration of an hour or more as required. He has played with artists that include: Zafra Negra, Caña Brava, Latin Music Project, Junito’s Secreto a Voces Jazz Combo, Giselle, Manny Manuel, Elvis Crespo, and grammy winning artists Orquesta La Makina. He has recorded a large amount of music with many of these artists. He currently plays with one of Puerto Rico’s most acclaimed Latin bands. “Cuenta Regresiva” a musical corporation who has been making music for the past thirteen years and produces music of all genres. He also has a musical instrument repair shop on the south side of the island called, Taller Vientos Madera, INC. where he teaches part time in his sax studio and repairs for the majority of the woodwind players on and off the island. He currently plays keyboards, soprano sax and tenor saxophone and studies privately with professors of the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico. He teaches woodwinds at the Ernesto Ramos Fine Arts school in Yauco, Puerto Rico. He is also woodwind professor at the InterAmerican University of Puerto San German Campus at graduate and undergraduate level. He is also the current woodwind repair specialist for the top six music universities in Puerto Rico, plays full time mid week to weekends, teaches music during the day and constantly works to perfect his craft which is to make MUSIC.
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Q:What is your internal experience when you feel REALLY connected to the music? A:I feel that even at a young age, music has helped me find happiness in everything around me. Now as an adult, a dad, husband, professor and professional musician, Even more so. Music isn’t something I do, it is who I am.