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Percussion (Drums)

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BIOGRAPHY
I was born in Turin, Italy, the year Led Zeppelin released “Physical Graffiti” considered one of their best albums. At the age of 12 I decided to dedicate my life to what kept me out of trouble and made me the man I am today: drumming.
I learned my rudiments at Jungle Music in Turin with Mario Bracco and played in the Italian circuit for 10 years performing 100s of shows with names like Raw Power, Linea77, Statuto, and this until I moved to London in 1998.
Since then I have been involved in many projects, played all around UK and in most part of Europe and USA, sharing the stage with some great musicians: Pete Doherty, Adam Ant, Deerhoof, Cardiacs, Peter Wolfe, Reuben, Skinny Man, King Prawns, E-Force (ex-VOIVOD) are just few of them.
I regularly work with few musical theatre companies whom with I performed some Off-West End theatre musical projects like: Disco Inferno, Hairspray, We Will Rock You, Heaven Sent, etc.
I recently graduated in BMus in Popular Music Performance at Tech Music School, London.
I was lucky to be taught by experienced musicians like Darryn Farrugia, Erik Stams, Adam Betts (James Taylor Quartet), Sebastiaan De Krom (Jamie Cullum) and have attended Master classes with top drummers like: Dave Weckl, Jojo Mayer, Billy Cobham and Hernandez "El Negro".

EDUCATION
2008/11 – Bmus in Popular Music Performance –University of West London, London
2007/08 – Diploma in Popular Music – Drumtech – London
2006 – An Introduction to the Music Business – Level U1 - City University of London
2003 – HTML and Web Designing – College of NW London
2001 – Computer Literacy and Information Technology – College of NW London
1990/1996 – A Level in Chemistry and Biology – Turin - Italy
1987/95 – Weekly Private Lessons at the Jungle Music School – Turin - Italy

EQUIPMENT
• Drum Shop USA – Own Signature - American Maple Drum Kit “White Star”
• Drum Shop USA – Own Signature – American Maple Snare “White Star”
• Zildjian Cymbals (Z Custom , A Custom, K Dark Custom)
• Pearl 2000 Hardware
• Roland TD6

Luca is endorsed by:
MR DRUM Drumsticks S.P.A Italy (www.bacchette.com)
&
Drum Shop USA (www.drumshopusa.com)


ARTISTS/BANDS LUCA HAS RECORDED, REHEARSED AND PLAYED WITH
• Pete Doherty (Parlophone - UK)
• Adam Ant (Sony BMG)
• Peter Wolfe (Island, E.M.I… Sony)
• Linea 77 (Universal Music)
• Skinny Man (Mud Fun Music – UK)
• John Parish (Warp Records)
• Old Time Relijiun (K Records – US)
• E-Force (Thundering/Manitou /Pervade/Warner)
• Ron Anderson (Megaphone – U.S)
• Reuben (Hideouts Records –UK)
• Babar Luck (King Prawns)
• Cardiacs (UK)
• Raw Power (P.I.G./Six Weeks/Muck/Riot)
• Statuto (Sony, BMG)
• Deerhoof (US)
• Danananaykroyd (Dew Process(Aus/NZ))
• Brutal Deluxe (Chimerical Records)
• The cast of “We Will Rock You” (UK)

RECORDINGS LUCA HAS APPEARED ON SINCE 2005
• 2010 “The Rise of the Leviathan” – Hardbeat Records - UK
• 2010 “86-96” by Amoniaka – Chez Records - Italy
• 2010 “Heaven Sent – The Musical” – Music by Adam Linsson (featuring the cast from the West End Musical “We Will Rock You”) – promo CD - UK
• 2010 “Wanted” by Nikki Jane – Hard Beat Records 2010 - UK
• 2009 “London Town” by Bad Whiskey - Wiser Entertainment – Produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) at the Urchin Studio - UK
• 2009 “Awakening” by Calatrilloz – Independent – UK
• 2009 “Wonk Steps” by Stig Noise Soundsystem – Loose Records – UK
• 2009 “Loud! More! Yes!” by Stig Noise Soundsystem – Loose Records - UK
• 2008 “Broken Love Song” by Pete Wolf – Produced by John Clayton and Chris Foreman (The Madness) - UK
• 2007 “Relentless” by Usagi –- Class “A” Audio Records - UK
• 2006 “Celebrity Replica” – 3 Ant Riot - Straight Oughta Clapton Records – UK
• 2005 “Violentemente” – 3 Ant Riot – Straight Oughta Records – UK

WELL KNOWN VENUES LUCA HAS PLAYED AT
• The Hackney Empire (London, UK)
• The Garage (London, UK)
• The Underworld (London, UK)
• The Liverpool Academy (Liverpool, UK)
• The Masque (Liverpool, UK)
• The Monarch (London, UK)
• Palazzetto dello Sport (Turin, Italy)
• Studio2 (Turin, Italy)
• Borderline (London, UK)
• Arlene Grocery (New York, U.S)
• The Trash Bar (New York, U.S)
• La Carene (Brest, France)
• VIP (Saint-Nazare, France)
• La Fleche D`Or (Paris, France)
• Tim Quall`s TV Show (Christiana City, Delaware, U.S)
• The Purple Turtle (London)
• Royal Welsh Ground

COUNTRIES LUCA TOURED IN
EUROPE

• Italy
• Spain
• Switzerland
• Holland
• Belgium
• Germany
• France
• Poland
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Czech Republic
• Ireland
• UK


USA

• New Jersey
• New York State
• Maine
• Connecticut
• Maryland
• Virginia,
• Delaware
• North Carolina


MUSICAL THEATRES LUCA HAS PERFORMED AT

• WE WILL ROCK YOU: produced by Ben Helton
• HAIRSPRAY: produced by Zadar and Meron
• UFO: music from Little Shop of Horrors, The Horror Picture Show and Evil Dead
• DISCO INFERNO: Written / Compiled Justin Sepple
• S`WONDERFUL: music of George Gershwin
• OH THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK: music of Ahrens and Flaherty
• MAGIC TO DO: music of Stephen Schwartz
• HEAVEN SENT: produced by Adam Linsson and Alex Hughes

Tutoring Experience:

2011-Ongoing
Teaching one-to-one, two-to-one and classes up to 25 pupils in Primary and Secondary schools in the Hampshire Area. (Peripatetic Position - Part Time)
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Basic and advanced drum lessons (up to Grade 8)
Ensembles
Performances
Recordings
Composing


2011 - Ongoing
Private Drum Teacher for the following organizations:

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2009 – Ongoing
One-to-one and two-to-one drum lessons (Private Location)
I am currently teaching 7 students from the age of 5 to 45 the following topics:
Sight-reading
3&4 Ways Coordination
Basic and Advanced Technique
Basic and Advanced Concept
Rudiments
Chart Reading
Styles
Tailored courses


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2009-2010
Croxley Project (Westminster-London). One-to-one and group lessons to people with learning disabilities. (Reasons for living: lack of government funds.)

Developing Rhythmic Skills
Developing Music Skills
Ensembles (End of Year Performance)
Basic Singing
Coordination
Increasing hands-strength

Tutoring Approach:

DRUM LESSONS

I offer professional tailored tuition at a very competitive rate and plan the lessons according to the specific ability and interests of the pupil.

I tend to work from my own syllabus which covers the main areas of drumming: rudiments, technique, co-ordination, independence, sight-reading, improvisation and song analysis; this is supported by reference to core texts/DVDs by Dave Weckl, Jojo Mayer, Buddy Rich, Kim Plainfield, John Savage, et al. I am also happy to work with you on any particular interests you may have as well as the Trinity/Guildhall and Rockschool Grades: 1 - 8.

Lessons are normally 1 hour long but I am happy to offer sessions of any duration. I have found that pupils aged 8 and under are sometimes better suited to 30 minute sessions, whilst some adults opt for 2 hour lessons.


TOPICS - Vast range of areas covered including:

- Basics: stick grip, motion and control, rudiments, timekeeping/rhythms/grooves/beats and fills (linear/non-linear), substitution/orchestration, dynamics, playing in various time signatures

- Drum notation, sight/reading, transcription, drum chart interpretation

- How to play musically and compliment other musicians in various group settings

- Building rhythms and grooves using all four limbs, ostinatos and paradiddles, etc

-Hand Technique: single stroke roll, double stroke roll, Moeller, etc

- Foot Technique: heel up/down, double bass drum playing, Heel-Toe method

- Independence and co-ordination

- Drum breaks (1 bar, 2 bar) and solos (4 bar, 8 bar, 10 minutes! etc)

- An extensive study of Rock and Pop drumming

- An introduction to Gospel drumming (chops/licks)

- A solid grounding in Latin American drumming

- An introduction to Jazz drumming (Big band and small ensemble)

- Exam Preparation for Grades 1-8 (Trinity/Guildhall, Rockschool, etc: performance pieces, sight-reading and rudiments)

- Song/Solo Analysis: I will transcribe the drum parts to the songs by your favourite bands/artists and teach them to you. However difficult they may seem, the parts can always be broken down into simpler ideas before we work towards the final version.

Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)

Qualifications:

  • West London University (2011) - BMus Popular Music Performance (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Drumtech (2008) - Diploma in Commercial Music Performance (College) (✘ Not On File)

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