Jun Regalado Musician Workshop: “How To Play For The Music”

Jun Regalado is regarded as Asia’s most recorded drummer. His works spans from the 70’s up to te early 90’s with recording credits such as song from VST & Co., Ryan Cayabyab (ex. KAY GANDA NG ATING MUSICA), Basil valdez, Kuh Ledesma, as well as commercial and jingle music produced by the likes of Louie Ocampo, Ryan Cayabyab, and Jose Mari Chan. His vast experience in the recording and performing industry makes him a true pillar of OPM.






Fugue on a Theme by Katy Perry

Fugue on a Theme by Katy Perry

The main theme is from Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. Took me two months to write, re-write, and edit the iterations of the main theme as well as the harmonic direction.

Live Performance of Written Work


The feeling of accomplishment will always be there every time one of my orchestrations or arrangement gets played live. Although, admittedly, this is always accompanied by another feeling; as if I have just submitted my thesis and is currently under scrutiny by the whole college department.

In terms of being an arranger and orchestrator, I always think of the process as a never ending learning event. Every music I orchestrate pushes my creativity into different directions; directions which I wouldn’t initially think of looking into at the beginning of the writing process.

This YouTube clip is from last Jan. 19, 2015. The show’s organizers commissioned me to orchestrate the song People (T. Bennett version). The music was performed by Arthur Manuntag with the String Minstrels Orchestra.