Born in Portugal and raised in sunny California, John enjoyed touring at the early age of 12 with a jazz big band. This experience enabled him to embrace a vast amount of cultural diversity, which aided in shaping his unique talent. Several years later, he was employed as a Program Coordinator at the Yamaha School of Music teaching, and performing clinics at various California Drum Festivals.
Upon moving to the east coast, John soon became involved at Young Musicians Institute as a Director of the percussion program. Recognizing his passion for teaching, John later enrolled at Five Towns College in Long Island, New York to pursue a degree in Music Education. This educational experience has prompted him to open Sounds Select Studios, specializing in assisting young adults to pursue their musical aspirations via live recording sessions and musical consultations. To further expand on this concept he has joined forces with a business partner to create Lydian Music Productions, offering a multitude of on-line professional music services.
John Cardoso is recognized as an outstanding performer and entertainer, and has a proven track record as being an individual of high standards and moral ethics. He continues to breathe new life into his musical endeavors and to those he influences through his genuine gift of teaching.