Gabriel Lopes is a professional musician since the beginning of the 2000s. At this stage, he joined the Monobloco, a big carnival group from Brazil. As a musician, plays at the gigs and recorded two albums and two DVDs. As a teacher, he has been teaching for over 10 years in the Monobloco workshops, preparing students for the parades in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo. As a teacher, he also teaches private lessons at music schools and makes an annual tour to the UK, called Bossas Tour, to teach the percussion from samba schools. He’s also a bateria director for Volta Alice, a carnival group that has been parading around the streets of Laranjeiras since 2005. The group brings together an audience of 10,000 people and the bateria come out with approximately 100 members. Gabriel is also a researcher of samba school’s baterias. He is the author of the books “Mestre Dudu – As paradinhas da Não Existe Mais Quente” and “As Bossas do Mestre Maurão”. To share his research about samba school’s baterias, he created the Samba Beats brand. Through the website www.sambabeats.com.br, and the YouTube channel youtube.com/sambabeats Gabriel Lopes shares the results of the research.