Walter Leyva – Drums

IMG_0895WALTER LEYVA, Drums, Guitar, Voice

To speak with Walter, please don’t hesitate to call @ 205-661-8410, Ext. 702.

Where are you from?  Woodstock, GA

How long have you been playing drums?  Since about ten years old

Where did you get your drum education?  I’ve been a part of a worship culture since 8th grade, so I grew up playing on the stage.  However, my formal education came from Highlands College

Walter live @ Motion Night

Walter live @ Motion Night

Where do you perform?  Church of the Highlands; Motion Conference

What are your top three artists on your iPhone right now?  Hillsong; Jesus Culture; Mutemath

Who has been your biggest musical influences?  Hillsong, because of their talent  and excellence;  Benny Greb, a famous jazz drummer; Aaron Spearce;  and I love the website www.drumeoedge.com

What’s your favorite “stage” memory?  First Highlands College chapel experience;  First Motion Conference, around 3500 students

Most embarrassing musical memory?  During one of our Life Retreats at Highlands, we started a song and I just blanked; everyone in the band looked at me, because I forgot to play.  However, in my defense, it was a 22 song set

Favorite restaurant?  Zaxby’s

Favorite movie?  Shawshank Redemption

What do you like to do on your day off?  Play drums

Favorite Scripture?  “Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.”  Ps 33:3

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