Sebastian Olaya

Sound Engineer


When he was 10 years old, Sebastian picked up the guitar. The idea of being able to make music simply amazed him and still does to this day. Growing up, he realized that his passion goes far beyond the immediate action of playing notes and chords. He discovered that music can connect people, tell stories, change the world. Having that realization made it clear to him: he likes to make music happen; be it by layering samples or writing chord progressions, by choosing microphones or arranging for different instruments.

Born and raised in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, he has studied guitar and been involved in music since his early teenage years. In 2015, He entered PARADOX, a private institution where he took courses in the fields of Music and Music Production. He also worked as Session Musician for EFA Studios and Assistant Producer at Capo Records, an audio production company for TV and radio commercials. During this time, he was part of the band Albatros, where he co-wrote, arranged and recorded various original songs.

In 2016, he moved to the United States to pursue higher education. He completed an Associate’s Degree in Music at Miami Dade College in 2018, graduating with honors and a 4.0GPA, and aspiring to transfer to Berklee College of Music in the Fall 2019 semester. He has performed, produced, written and arranged for several bands and artists in the Miami area, and has written and produced music for independent short films and other video projects. Samples of his work can be found in his portfolio.

The SFCPA is a Knight Arts Challenge winning, non-profit organization dedicated to creating new and enhancing existing opportunities to study, perform, and enjoy music through percussion. Along with educational programs from classical to world percussion, we help make music accessible to our community through school presentations, workshops, and performances. We also meet a challenge of studying percussion: access to literature, instruments, and rehearsal space in our 2300 sq.ft. facility!

Free Friday Drum Jam returns in February! | Every third Friday of the month  

7-8:30PM | All ages and abilities | Reservation required

Everyone is invited to try out the instruments, learn from one another, and just jam out! 

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