Drums

 

Abdul Mutalib Mohd Muslim

Abdul Mutalib Mohd Muslim, known in the musician circle as Alib, graduated in Music Performance via Universiti Teknologi MARA. He majored in Drum, with respective guidance from Mr Adil Ali, a drummer for Yunalis Mat Zara'ai and RTM. Alib was a marching drummer before he diversified into band drumming. Voice of Percussion flourished under his team participation, and indeed they gave Malaysia something to be proud of, turning up as 1st runner up for The World Championship of Marching Show Band in 2016. Combining the best of both worlds of percussion defined him as a versatile, precise and refined percussionist/ drummer.

Alib has had a solid 10 year band drumming experience with UITM Pahang. He also freelances as a drummer for some artists, such as Aqasha (Artist/Actor). He has worked with Dj Fuzz and Altimet on music videos, and is also experienced in studio recording works .He maximizes his skill in session works with percussion groups such as No Noise Percussion, and much more.

 

 

Stephen Borgovini - Acoustic Guitar & Drum Tutor

Stephen Borgovini , is an international major label (EMI, Capitol, Virgin Records) platinum recording artist from New York City. He had been involved in the NYC music industry since 1993, and started playing drums at the early age of 12.

He has credentials in performance, production, and recording. Stephen has toured the world with his band, FLC and has written and produced Top 10 hit songs in Great Britain and throughout Europe.

While on tour he had the good fortune to merge musical ideas from artists such as Dave Grohl and Butch Vig (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) Beck, U2, Stephen Perkins ( Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros) and Frank Briggs (Mel Bay Publications).

Stephen brings a groove that's essential for Pop/Rock, Hip Hop, Funk, Blues and Jazz.

He believes music is an art form and makes learning fun.

"I've reached a place where I realize how important and gratifying it is to give back. I'm happy to be given the opportunity to do that, here at BMA."

 

Aidil Azali

Aidil, a graduate from UiTM who majored in drums and classical percussion has an impressive carrier as a freelance drummer, session musician, recording artiste, and drum tutor.

Upon completion of his internship training with Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya, he joined Bentley Music Academy in 2010 as a pioneer featured drum tutor.

Aidil sessions/ plays with numerous popular bands, singers, and songwriters; Yuna (Indie pop), Liyana Fizi of Estrella (Indie pop), Bittersweet (Indie rock) , Purevibracion (Reggae), Razed (Progressive/Metal band), Lightcraft (Indie rock), Ardiv Jauhari (Pop), Iqbal M. (Indie/experimental rock band), his own percussion/stomp group - No Noise Percussion (Stomp) is just to name a few.

Besides, he still actively perform at private functions and concerts. Thus far he’s done some major successful work with Rock The World 2015 Festival (Purevibracion), 10 days Thailand Tour (Purevibracion), Suara Kami Concert (Yuna), Twtup Ipoh (Bittersweet), Jom Heboh Concert (Yuna), and Puteri Gunung Ledang in Concert (No Noise Percussion).

Aidil is not only a well sought after musician in his own rights, he is well loved as a drum tutor at Bentley Music Academy.

 

Maximo Ruiz Soliano

As one of the members of the well-known Soliano family, Mr Maximo started his drumming career back in the 60s playing in various prestigious hotels in Kuala Lumpur.

He toured in Australia for 3 years and also played in a band for the US Army stationed in Vietnam in the 70s.

Upon returning to KL after spending some years in Bangkok, his band "The Regent 4 + 1" performed in the Regent Hotel for 15 years where he finally retired as a performing artist.

Among the artists he had worked with includes Malaysian Singer Anita Sarawak and Hong Kong singer Francis Yip.

Mr. Maximo has been a drum tutor for Bentley Music for 32 years, where he taught renowned young drummer Arthur Kam.

 

 

Raimi Bin Ruzli

A very well known drummer in the Malaysian music industry. A self-taught, hard-working musician with a passion for what he does. He was nominated as the fastest stroke dribbler by Roland Asia Pacific in 2010. He has also sessioned for numerous bands and was once a regular live band member in a famous nightclub in Malaysia.

To add more to his tally, he has featured in local movies and also some commercials appearing as a special guest. Toured many countries in South East Asia tour with his bandmates, he has provided soundtracks recording for several commercials too such as 100 plus and has also helped many local bands in recording their music. Has a lot of playing experience playing different types of music and specializes especially in Rock music that can appeal and guide students in achieving their dreams and realizing their talents.

Despite being a committed music teacher, he is still actively involved in performing in the entertainment industry and is ready to nurture his students in bringing music to the next level.

 

Rebecca Cheah

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree from UCSI (2013), majoring in Drums under the tutelage of Mr Elliott Koon. Her interest in drumming started in high school fuelling a serious desire and ability that saw her active in a variety of music projects well into tertiary level.

Rebecca has performed in numerous musicals, such as 'Pixies, The Musical', an original production by Gan Jiaying, and also, 'Songs for a New World Musical', a Jason Robert Brown musical production directed by BOH Cameronian Arts award-winning Director, Christopher Ling, and featuring Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) nominated vocal quartet, Caipifruta.

Rebecca has also appeared and performed in masterclasses conducted by Jose Thomas & Julian Chan, drummed for UCSI's inaugural Contemporary Music Festival in 2011 with the School of Music's faculty members and other student bands that featured up to 21 performers bringing to the fore the best of compositions and arrangements commissioned by the UCSI School of Music.

 

Faeez

Faeez started playing durms while studying in Victoria Institution Kuala Lumpur. Back then, he was a member of the school's Cadet Corp marching band as a drummer and had participated in numerous national and international marching band competitions. After high school, he pursued his Diploma in Music majoring at UiTM in percussion and drums.

Faeez holds a Degree in Music Performance from UiTM. He is also a founding member and drummer for a local rock band - Drama Band, which is widely known for their popular songs used in soundtracks for movies and TV shows. Drama Band has also been nominated in several different local music award celebrations.

Faeez is also a member of a well known percussion group – 'No Noise Percussion' made popular by their usage of unconventional everyday items as a percussion instruments. They play mostly stomp based music. Faeez has traveled and performed with No Noise Percussion team in most part of Malaysia, performing in festivals, private functions and public events since 2011. Faeez developed his passion for teaching when he started conducting clinics and team building sessions with the 'No Noise Percussion' Group and has not stopped teaching since.