Born November 9, 1977 in Managua, Nicaragua. Mr. Rocha is a freelance percussionist and an Elementary music teacher specializing in Marimba pedagogy. Mr. Rocha graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Percussion Performance from the Florida International University and a Masters Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At that time he performed frequently with both University's Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, and the Marching Band. Mr. Rocha has studied percussion/marimba with Keith Aleo, John Tafoya, Dr. Cort McLaren and the Nancy Zeltsman's Marimba Festival. Mr. Rocha currently teaches at Bent Tree Elementary.