A graduate of “Lorenzo Perosi ” conservatory in Italy, Luca Santaniello has later earned a second degree at Juilliard School in New York City after being selected for the most highly selective post-master and full scholarship program in the United States, The Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies. Through his longtime affiliation with one of the leading arts Education institution in the world such as The Juilliard School, Luca has built an impressive experience in the music education field through extensive touring and workshop activity.
Here are some of the teachers and mentors Luca has learned from over the years:
Drums: Carl Allen, Kenny Washington, Billy Drummond, John Riley, Bruce Cox
Jazz improvisation: Ron Carter, Barry Harris, Kenny Barron, Rodney Jones, John Faddis,Christian McBride.
Vibraphone: Mark Sherman, David Freedman, Ruud Viener, Filippo Lattanzi, Renato Dulbecco
Here is a list of universities and institutions where Luca has held master-classes and workshops:
New Jersey Performing Art Center -Newark , NJ Oxbridge Academy of The Palm Beaches– West Palm Beach BAK Music School – West Palm Beach Greens Farm Academy – Greens Farm Connecticut Rose Building @ Lincoln Center – NYC Opportunity Charter School – Harlem NYC Academia Santa Marcelina – Sao Paolo Brazil Costa Rican/North American Cultural Center– San Jose Costa Rica Universidad Nacional De Costa Rica Colombian/North American Cultural Center– Medellin Colombia Udea & Bella Artes Medellin– Colombia Centro Social Cultural – Manizales Colombia Orsara Jazz Festival-Italy Torino Jazz Festival – Italy
Luca is available for private lessons in his private music studio in NYC and also for workshops and clinics worldwide. Depending on time availability ,Luca can also arrange a private lesson if he happens to be on tour in your home town. Make sure to contact him in advance after checking out the current calendar of engagements.
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