Freddie Navas is the Founder/Director of Fine Arts Performance Services Productions. Freddie Navas is originally from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Navas began performing music at the age of 7. Navas learned to innovate and at age of 10, he built an elaborate drum set using household materials such as a laundry wash tub and aluminum cracker cans. Navas even whittled drumsticks from twigs and branches. His mother bought him his first set of Timbales when he was 14.
Freddie Navas's Education/Experience:
Ethnomusicologist, Multi-Percussionist, Music Education/Technology Educator, Conductor, Arranger, Composer, Audio Engineer, Video Editor, Actor, Singer, Opera, Dancer, Fine Arts Performance Business Producer, Fine Arts Performance Worship Leadership Mentor, and USA Army National Guard Band Military Leadership Musician. Tito Puente, Giovanni Hidalgo, Batacumbele, Orestes Vilato & The Kimbos, Ruben Blades, Carlos "Patato" Veldez, Joel Osteen Music Ministries, Fellowship of the Woodlands Church Band, Dauphin Way Baptist Church Orchestra, Cottage Hills Baptist Church Band, Saddleback Church "Spanish Small Groups" Associate Community Leader, Marcos Witt, Roberto Orellana, Coalo Zamorano, Celia Cruz, Pepe y su Orchestra, Jorge "Piro" Romero, Jessie Colon, Georgie Padilla, Little Johnny Rivero, John Santos, Bruce Babad, Shiela E. Escovedo, Jim Caviezel, Johnny Pacheco, Isidro Infante, Willie Rosario, Fullerton College, California State University-Fullerton, Notre Dame de Namur University, Valencia Community College, State University of New York, Florida State University-Orlando, Rick Muchow, Dr. Larry Weed, Eggie Castrillo, Debra Lambert, El Gran Combo of Puerto Rico, and others Grammy Award Artists.