ARTISTS | Stefano Ruscica

Stefano Ruscica was born in the town of Siracusa in 1979 (Italy).
At the age of 14 he started playing drums, studying with Enzo Augello in his hometown. 
Afterwards he joined  the “Università Della Musica (UM)” in  Rome (Italy), where he took a Music Degree in Drums, then he got in touch with Ettore Mancini with whom he continued his drum studies to improve his tecnique and increase his knowledge about different styles of music.
He also took part to several masterclasses during the years, with some of the most famous drummers in the world.
At the same time he started his intense musical activity both in studio and live, playing with several bands and solo artists like: Nfl, Todo ModoSamizdat, Partexano’s Blues bandBlue Train, Andrea QuartaroneMohac Music Machine, AdonàJessica Lupo and many others.
In 2004 he finally got in touch with keyboardist/composer Alex Argento with whom started an intense collaboration and in 2006 he recorded all the drums for Alex's first solo album entitled  “EGO” (released in 2007), which featured also two of the best italian guitar players and DV Mark artists: Marco Sfogli and Fabrizio "Bicio" Leo.
In 2012 he joined the band Mode Music Project, produced in USA by Gavin Christopher.
During his musical careeer, he had the honour to play with some of the best musicians in the music business like: Paul Gilbert, Robben Ford, Guthrie Govan, Kee Marcello, Gavin Christopher, Lee Curreri, Richard Smith, Greg Koch, Anthony Patler, Maurey Richards, Jimi Macon, Roby Edwards, Laura Bono, Franco Fasano, Claudio Golinelli, Pippo Matino, Ricky Portera, Gai Bennici and many others.
He also works as a drummer instructor for several music schools in Sicily: Arsonica, Spazio Musica, Shloq, AM Scicli, E-Music 
“The Mark Drum YES is an electronic drumset very pleasant and comfortable to play”, says Stefano, “Reliable, sensitive to the touch, sturdy and versatile; it also offers several creative ideas thanks to its wide range of customizable sounds” 


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