Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on March 6 of 1984. Influenced by his father and family into the world of music, at a young age Gandhi started taking piano and music theory lessons in the prestigious Dina Music Education School (1990-1994). Later on, he decided to study Drums in addition to Piano and joined in the Mubarak Music School in 1998.
Gandhi continued learning on Drums and music, attending particular classes with the Dominican drummer Ezequiel Francisco from 1999-2000, from whom he acquired great influence. In the year of 2002, Gandhi joined Wellington Valenzuela, who tutored him in his drum studies. Through the years he has played with well known bands in the Dominican Republic, becoming one of the most influential drummers in the young generation, with different approaches in his music such as jazz, Latin, reggae, rock, Dominican Folk among others. In 2003, he joined the Dominican rock band TKR, in which he stayed until late 2007. He recorded two albums with TKR, Inertia (2005) and Lienzo (2007). In 2006, TKR was nominated to the maximum arts award of the Dominican Republic, the Casandra Awards, for best rock band.
Experience & Education
Ensemble room monitor for the Ensemble Department for Berklee College of MusicSeptember 2009 to December 2012 (over 3 years)
Voice Department Rhythm Section Accompanist for Berklee College of MusicSeptember 2009 to December 2012 (over 3 years)
Accompanist for the Guitar Department for Berklee College of MusicJuly 2010 to December 2010 (5 months)
Gandhi worked as Accompanist for the Guitar Department during the 5 week program on the Summer 2010, and during the Fall Semester of 2010.
Bachelor in Music in Contemporary Writing and Production and Performance Magna Cum Laude at Berklee College of Music2009 to 2012 (3 years)
Bachelor Degree in Law at Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo2003 to 2008 (5 years)
Diploma in English studies at Instituto Dominico Americano2005 to 2007 (2 years)