HOW TO BOOK A PRESENTATION:
Contact Person: MARTIN ESPINO
MOBILE/TEXT: (562) 713.2774
DIRECT CONTACT: to fight "spam", please use the CONTACT FORM below. Your message will arrive to Martin immediately, when he replies, you'll see his email address.
MAILING ADDRESS: Upon request, I will provide it you via Email.
1) Look at his website CALENDAR. Is date you want available? If not, pick optional dates and send them to him.
Also look to see where the presentation is, Martin may be near or very far from you!!!
2) Please provide as much DETAIL as possible, most important are dates and times. State what presentation you want or are interested in. No need to ask if Martin is "interested", that's why he plays music.
3) Typically, you will be contacted within 1-2 days, please understand that there are occasions when Martin is swamped with presentations, or in an area where there is limited phone or internet access. Thank you for your understanding.
4) If you FILL OUT the form above, Martin will receive it as an email.
IF YOU NEED A RESUME, PLEASE REQUEST IT, WE DO NOT POST IT - Thank you, Lexi, page manager
OTHER SITES TO LOOK AT (Clicking here will open them in a new window)
www.facebook.com/martinespinomusic - dedicated to the wide variety of musical things Martin does.
www.youtube.com/martinespinomusic - dedicated to "VIDEOS" of the wide variety of musical things.
ARTIST ROSTER RESOURCES:
THE SANTA CLARITA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Area: Northern San Fernando Valley, Valencia and Santa Clarita and nearby areas
Martin is represented on the ARTIST ROSTER for
Assemblies, workshops and residencies (includes instrument making and native american music & culture).
Martin was invited to be on this list in 2012.
Contact (661) 382.3061
GIGSALAD is "marketplace" for booking various acts. Here is my page address: https://www.gigsalad.com/martin_espino_sounds_of_ancient_mexico
Kern County Arts Council - Young Audiences Inc of Kern (Kern County; Bakersfield and outlying areas)
On the Artist Roster since 1986-2017 however, they have since ceased presenting anything in schools, I've spoken to them about the benefits to the community.
OVERVIEW of Martin Espino's work:
1) INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCES
Description: ALL ages. Appropriate historical/cultural info is given, depending on ages. Audiences are gently motivated to sing "easy-to-sing-songs" and play "actual native percussion". Highly visual and exotic sounding! Martin dresses in appropriate native attire! Martin can consult with you on how to correctly configure an assembly program. Everything you want to know: Martin has been there and done that.
Solo, Duo, Trio or in the case of the group "MEXIKA, Music and Dance of Ancient Mexico", Aztec dancers can be brought in!
NOBODY gets bored or uncontrollable at the workshops, Martin controls them!!!
Workshops should really last 3 hours but they can be modified or spread out to fit your needs. But depending on what instrument you choose, times can also change, i.e. the RAINSTICK is a 3-4 hour workshop.
The most requested workshops are: FLUTES, PANPIPES, FRAME DRUMS & RATTLES
Over 70,000 instruments made with kids and adults since 1990. Always safe and for ALL AGES.
4) ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2 days to Several Weeks. More time, means we cover more. Normally a residency is once a week for 4 to 10 weeks, again, depending on what you need.
PERSONAL NOTE from Martin, if you plan to "Create lessons" around his presentation.
I require that if your organization/school is planning to do "Lesson Plans" on my program or "Biographical Information" please follow my guidelines to your happiness below:
#1) Please inform me of your intention to create information/lesson plans about me and send a copy of the text, so that I can "proofread" it.
I will review AND add corrections, If you plan to use my lessons, they are copywritten material, for which my name MUST BE listed to give proper legal credit.
#2) If you have lesson plans you want me to follow: please submit them to me via E-mail for review, no later than a month before the gig, or anytime before you print programs or make press releases. I need to time on my schedule, to proofread and study it so I can focus ONLY on the subjects in your planned lessons.
#3) You can request my lesson plans (all based in Arts Standards and Fact Based Scholarly Research).
#4) Any other use of my lessons, including my additions/corrections can only be used and approved with my permission.
#5) I can cover alot of subjects, materials and info which are always age appropriate and I want to be as precise for YOU as possible. So, if you're not going to do lesson plans but have ideas of what you'd like me to teach or comment on or not comment on, LET ME KNOW....I want to see you satisfied dear friends!!!
#7) If you need a photo, visit the "Menu" above and click on: PHOTOS: High Resolution Downloads
Thank you, Martin Espino