Nerio grew up surrounded by music in his native country of Venezuela. At the young age of ten, he began playing music with family and friends in his hometown of Maracaibo, Zulia State. Music was an integral part of his life and he was expressly interested in drums. He took every opportunity to play and learn, drawing his inspiration from his father and grandfather and many close friends. He played in local festivals and participated in numerous school band competitions. His passion for percussion developed and continues to this day. The lesson he learned through music is to celebrate life which he has done and now brings that joy to others through his music.

Nerio has spent the last 20 years polishing his percussion skills and has performed nationally and internationally with various cultural bands and performers. He has perfected the integration of the powerful latin rythms into American music. This added dimension has been well received by audiences of all types.