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Juan Carlos Mendoza


With MEINL since:



April 03, 1981

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Perth Amboy, NJ

Currently living in:

Perth Amboy, NJ

Drumming since:

Age 4

Car that you currently drive:

Subaru Forester

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

hang out with my friends and fiance, sightsee, look at nature

Favorite Food:

Steak, potatoes, portuguese food

Favorite Drink:



John Gronert, Greg Gianniscoli

Highlight of your career so far:

picking out my own meinl cymbal set, and not just because this is on the meinl website and also picking out my own dw kit

Drumming strengths:

Rudimental, latin, pop stuff too, well rounded

Drumming means to me:

An escape from all the problems and concerns in life. and it's always a challenge that i look forward to.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Work on foundation, don't get so caught up in the chops and the flash

How would you describe yourself:

determined and observant, i like to analyze things, learn what someone is doing - doesn't have to be just drummming, and persistent, i finish what i start, really committed

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

that i gave back and that i left a legacy of being not only a great drummer, but also being a great person