Born in Panamá City, Panama, Geraldo Flores began his music training at PNIA
(Panamenia National Institute of Art & Culture) with multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Marcos Lavayen. He was also a Captain of the Saint Joseph Marching Band School directed by Professor Alfonso Tim. As a member of the National Folkloric Group he studied Cuban percussion and dance with Professors Ricauter Villareal and Jose Barrera respectively.
After moving to the U.S., he enrolled in the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York City, where he continued to study percussion with Mr. Jose Madera former musical director of the Tito Puente Orchestra and musical arranger. With master Cuban percussionist Luis Andino, he studied Afro-Cuban styles. Privately he has studied music theory, ethnic percussion instruments, and rhythms from Curazao with Professor Sherwin Andrea who holds a bachelor of music education degree from the Berklee College of Music, Masters Degree in Music from NYU, and Phd. of Music Education from the Teacher’s College of Columbia University.
As an educator, Geraldo has created and assisted in music workshops at NYC Public Schools 18, 87 and 29, LaGuardia Community College, New York Open Center, Cross Island YMCA and more! His repertory includes various styles such as Latin, R&B, Funk, Rock, Latin Rock, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop, and World Beat DJ/Percussion.