James Cardarelli

Drum Instructor, Rock, Interlochen Arts Camp

Freelance drummer/ percussionist, teacher

James "Cadillac" Cardarelli is a professional freelance drummer/percussionist with years of experience playing, recording and teaching. Based in Orlando, Florida, James is previously from New Orleans, and his playing reflects much of the influence of that great city. He plays a wide variety of different jobs, including: corporate events, shows, concerts, weddings, private parties, club dates and more. James has done recording sessions as a drummer and percussionist, as well as studio experience as a producer. James has taught privately for years and is an original founding member of Rock and Roll Camp Orlando, established in 1999. His teaching philosophy involves giving the students what they need to succeed, not only from a technical standpoint, but also from a "real world" perspective from knowledge gained from years of experience. James is a proud endorser of Trick Drums, built in Chicago, USA! James is looking forward to returning to Interlochen this summer to work with the talented drummers of the second annual Rock program!