Professor Reviews

Massimo presented an exceptional master class for my drum set students at Bennington college. He seamlessly connected the history of the tarantella from the Calabrian region of southern Italy to the American shuffle using the versatile tamburello instrument, which he masterfully plays in combination with the drumset. A true innovator, Massimo Cusato has created his own unique style!



Professor Michael Wimberly

Music Faculty, Bennington College

I attended Massimo’s masterclass and he didn’t even have to play because he is one of those artists who already communicates with his presence.   He explained the history of the instrument, taught us ‘beats’ and the fundamental rhythms. He showed us the various possibilities of sound combining many styles of music, creating its language. Massimo is a true artist.



Pasquale Bardaro

Professor, Terni Italy Conservatory

Percussionist, San Carlo Theater Naples

Your class and your message was incredibly deep and wide in terms of the effect it had on the class. I am incredibly impressed with your determination, expertise and enthusiasm for sharing your unique but important career path.



Professor Jonathan Haas

Director NYU Percussion Program