Juan 'Carlito' Mendoza | Vic Firth Drum Set Artist

Juan 'Carlito' Mendoza


Juan is a distinguished musician and author who has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, DVDs and studio projects. In 2012 Juan had the honor of becoming Grand Champion at the Guitar Center Drum Off. Juan currently runs a drum educational website, where he offers an array of pre-recorded video drum lessons on various topics ranging from technique to different musical styles. Recently he released his drum method book Rudiment Creativity Vol. 1: Rolls and Paradiddle Rudiments in which demonstrates how to apply rudiments in creative ways around the drum set. For more information, check out his website, www.carlitomendoza.com.

Behind the kit


Half Time Groove #1

3:4 Practice

Photo Credits: Lauren "Elle Jaye" Bryant