About Us

Founded in 2013

Percussion Coach Institute was founded in 2013 in Merida, Yucatan by Ivonne Revah and Norberto Di Bella . Boths trained to be a musicians and started his career teaching music and professional playing from 40 years ago

Ivonne Revah

Graduated from UNAM (National School of Music) / CDMX, Mexico, Ivonne Revah Lacouture is a Mexican percussionist active with more than 40 years of experience, in the areas of Classical Music (Symphonic Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Ballet, Opera, Chamber Music Ensembles for Percussion Instruments), Popular Music (Recordings, TV Programs, Musical Theater, Percussion Ensembles) and in the teaching area she was part of of the Esperanza Azteca - Progreso - YUC project (2012-2018) teaching face-to-face classes of percussion instruments and as coordinator of wind and percussion ensembles. She currently teaching in the project of the Mtra. Alondra de la Parra (Orquesta Armonia Social) and gives private classes and Online in his own educational project Percussion Coach Institute Active percussionist of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra (OSY) since 2010 to the present. Founder of the Carlos Chávez Symphony Orchestra where she participated as Timbalist and Principal Percussionist 1990 to 2007. Founder of the Women's Symphony Orchestra of the New Millennium 2003 and of the Symphony of Women FIM Cancun 2016. In both Orchestras he works as Timbalist and Principal Percussionist. As Soloist she has been invited by the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in the World Premiere of the work "A Hebrew Rhapsody" by the composer Leroy Osmon, USA and with the Carlos Chávez Symphony Orchestra with works by Bela Bartok - 2013 She has been invited to play with the most important symphonic groups in the country (1990 to today) such as the Chamber Orchestras of Fine Arts, National Symphony, Philharmonic of Mexico City, Philharmonic of the UNAM, Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico, Quintana Roo Symphony Orchestra, Cancun Symphony Orchestra. He has participated in the Cervantino Festival (from 2003 to the present), in the Festival Music International in Morelia (2008) at the Valle de Bravo Festival. Ivonne Revah played in recording sessions and tours throughout Mexico, Europe and the United States with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico and with the Carlos Chávez Symphony Orchestra

Norberto Di Bella

Argentine professional musician & educator. Throughout his career he has worked in a wide range of musical contexts, playing more than 8000 concerts, participating in 380 records and teaching hundreds of students. At an early age he began his musical studies with the great maestros Rolando Oso Picardi and later with José Pepe Correale. He continued his studies at UNA (Universidad Nacional de las Artes) / Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, obtaining a degree in Musical Arts. Di Bella has a vast professional career with 45 years of experience, and counting!. Currently (2024) he continued working as session musician and educator at Percussion Coach Institute. Performs live presentations integrating Barrio de Tango Quintet (Argentina / Mexico), Jazz Voyage Band (Mexico), Opposite x El Vértice Orchestra (Argentina), DHits Band (Spain). Some Artists with whom he has done Worldwide Tours and Recording Sessions: Fernando Otero ( Latin Grammy Award 2011 / Album : VITAL Best classical album ), Alberto Cortez, Joan Manuel Serrat, Amaury Perez, Ana Belén, Tania Libertad, Javier Caumont, Luis Borda Quintet, Ricard Miralles, Bucky Arcella Trio, Lidia Borda, Felipe Benegas, Laura Pausini (TV), Mercedes Sosa, Estela Raval, Nacha Guevara, Rodolfo Mederos, Roberto Goyeneche, Rubén Juarez, Raul Lavié, Daniel Riolobos, Suna Rocha, Leopoldo Federico, Bakithi Kumalo, José Angel Trelles, Jairo, Chico Novarro, Alejandro Sanz (TV), Celeste Carballo, María Rosa Yorio, Guillermo Fernandez, Magdalena León, Leonardo Favio, Vicky Buchino, Sandra Mianovich, El Reloj, Manuela Bravo, Palito Ortega, Mónica Posse, Karlengheim Miklin, Heiki Sarmanto, Alejandro del Prado, Juan Dhartes. Broadway Musicals (as a drummer or percussionist): The Lion King, Cabaret, Cats, Pippin, Beauty and The Beast, Fuente Ovejuna, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin & Chicago.

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These studies do not require official validity in Mexico.

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