I'm a British-Italian professional tutor, acoustic/electric/classical guitarist, singer and songwriter, winner of the Mayor Of London's "GIGS" and named as "London's Best Busker of The Year" by the Evening Standard.
Though touring kept me busy and took me across Europe and the US over the last 10 years (see video below and CV for a few highlights), I always taught students both privately and at schools, young pupils and professionals alike. My biggest passion is communication and I love teaching as it gives me the opportunity to listen and understand each student's need and then deliver a tailored lesson that will be remembered, applying the concepts of Pedagogy I studied as part of my Music Degree (University of West London).
My philosophy is that there's no such thing as a "bad student", but rather a teacher who hasn't managed to find the right way to communicate with that particular student. That's why I take time to find about the student's past experience, interests, personality and goals. That allows me to make the most of the time we have during the session and focus on key elements, keeping the lesson engaging and relevant... as a former student myself, I always hated leaving class feeling I had wasted my time (and money) and my highest priority is to make sure this doesn't happen ever again, not on my watch!
Nothing compares to the joy I see in my students when they manage to play a song they believed was out of their reach or finally understand the logic behind scales and improvisation after so many years spent struggling. Seeing the positive effects a guitar lesson can have, especially during such crazy times, is my biggest reward and I'd love to help you reach your full potential and have fun in the process!
Get in touch for your 1st free lesson and let's find out how I can help B-)
I've been playing the guitar for over 17 years and moved to London in 2012 where I worked in the music industry ever since, performing at iconic venues including the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Annabel’s (Frank Sinatra, Rolling Stones) and Pizza Express Jazz Club. I toured Europe and the US multiple times, including sharing the stage with Paolo Nutini and Paloma Faith at the Festival of Benecassim in Spain, opening for Italian Popstar Max Gazzè at the Sugar Factory in Amsterdam and playing on board Disney cruise ships worldwide.
In 2015 I obtained a degree in “Commercial Music Performance” (University of West London) with a First-Class Honours and highest mark in the course, won the Mayor Of London’s “GIGS” (UK’s biggest busking competition) and I was named as “London’s Best Busker of the Year” by the London Evening Standard.
I performed on National TV in the UK (iTV, LondonLive) and Italy (RAI) and I was interviewed by several national radio stations including the BBC, Virgin Radio, Rai Radio 2 and Radio Deejay. I collaborated with the legendary Candyrat Records, the London Acoustic Show and the London Guitar Night.
Tariff varies depending on several elements to be discussed during first free lesson.
Qualifications and Awards:
2016 “Eurostar Prize” by the Mayor of London and Eurostar
2015 “London’s Best Busker of The Year”, Mayor Of London/London Evening Standard
2015 Winner of the Mayor of London’s “GIGS” Busking Competition
2015 LLCM, “Level 6 Diploma in Music Performance”, University of West London
2015 Bachelor of Music in “Commercial Music Performance” at BIMM London/University of West London, First-Class Honours
2013 C Level Certification in Classical guitar, A. Pedrollo Conservatory (Vicenza)
2012 Diploma (100/100), Liceo A. Pigafetta (VI), languages and music course
2011 “Best Guitarist” at “Rockando” Festival (VI), chosen by Mario Riso (RockTV)
2011 Certificate of Attendance, Masterclass by Kiko Loureiro (Angra, Megadeth) at Accademia Musica Moderna (Modena) , 18 hrs
2010 B Level Certification in Classical guitar, A. Pedrollo Conservatory (Vicenza)
2006 Yamaha “Guitar Level 10” Certification, “Il Sentiero delle Note” (Vicenza)
2012 - 2015 Degree in “Commercial Music Performance” (Guitar) at BIMM London/University of West London (including Pedagogy Module)
2012 - 2015 Masterclasses by international artists including Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Richard Bona, Troy Miller (Amy Winehouse), Snarky Puppy, Jon Gomm, Thomas Leeb.
2012 - 2013 Modern Music Institute (Milan), Electric guitar with professor Ignazio Di Salvo
2011 - 2013 Masterclasses by Roberto Dalla Vecchia, Dalì Music School (Vicenza)
2011 (Feb) Masterclass by Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Accademia Musica Moderna, 18 hrs
2007 - 2011 Liceo A. Pigafetta (Vicenza), Languages (English, Spanish, german) and Music course (Music theory, History of music and Classical guitar with Giuseppe Maderni)
2007 - 2010 Thelonious Music School (Vicenza), Jazz guitar with Diego Ferrarin
2004 - 2006 “Il Sentiero delle Note”, Acoustic guitar with Dario Dalla Valle
Luca is a young acoustic, classical and electric guitarist and singer/songwriter from Italy. His style is a rare mix of various music genres such as rock, pop and jazz with a subtle progressive approach, where lyrics are inspired by strong life experiences and meaningfully blended with some fine arrangements and intricate guitar lines.
In September 2015, Luca won the Mayor of London’s “GIGS”, the UK’s biggest busking competition, and was named as “London’s Best Busker of the Year” by the London Evening Standard. The following year he reached again the final stage of the competition and won the “Eurostar Prize”, which allowed him to perform in Paris as part of a tour sponsored by Eurostar and Busk In London.
Based in London since 2012, he has performed in prestigious UK venues - The Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Club Soho and the Palm Beach Casino - and international festivals such as the Irish DayTripper, Groove Festival and FIB in Spain, where he shared the stage with artists like Paolo Nutini and Paloma Faith. He also performed at international events such as the London Guitar Night, TEDxYouthBologna and the London Acoustic Show.
In March 2016 the video of his single “Get Up!” was published on YouTube by Candyrat Records. His debut EP “Behind The Clouds”, co-produced with London-based drummer and producer Mr Saccardo, was released on 17th November 2016 alongside his second video with Candyrat “Upside Down” which quickly reached 100k views on Facebook.
In January 2017 Repubblica.it, the main Italian information website, published a video interview with Luca, followed by further interviews on Virgin Radio, Rai Radio 2, Rockit, Radio Deejay, Radio KissKiss (by Francesco Facchinetti) and RDS 100% Grandi Successi. He was also invited as a special guest in the studios of Radio Deejay by the famous comedy act Trio Medusa as well as on Rai’s Radio 2 Social Club alongside popular comedian Enrico Brignano at the invitation of Italian pop star Luca Barbarossa and actor Andrea Perroni.
Following his radio appearances, Luca supported Italian indie pop artist Dente in London as part of his European tour, shared the stage with Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) at the “Punk Exhibition” in Pordenone and performed for Metropolitan Police chiefs at New Scotland Yard. He was also invited by Consul General of Italy in London Massimiliano Mazzanti to perform at the Institute of Italian Culture in the presence of Ambassador Pasquale Terracciano and other Italian politicians and diplomats.
In May 2018 Luca appeared on the Home Page of Repubblica.it in a video interview which lead to further radio appearances on Virgin Radio and Radio Deejay. He was also interviewed on RDS 100% Grandi Successi and RAI Radio 2 during acclaimed programmes Caterpillar by Massimo Cirri and Senti Che Storia by Paolo Calabresi and Sabrina Nobile.
In July he started an Italian tour that culminated in his performance at "Un Paese a Sei Corde", Italian renown festival celebrating acoustic music that has seen the likes of remarkable guitarists Don Ross, Jon Gomm and Pierre Bensusan. He then returned to London to perform at iconic venues including The Ned and Annabel's (whose exclusive clientele include Frank Sinatra, US President Nixon and Queen Elizabeth II) and to be interviewed by Swiss national television “RSI”.
In Autumn 2018 Luca signed with remarkable independent label INRI (Levante, Linea 77, Ex-Otago) and Metatron and released his new single “Envy” on 2nd November. He then started a European Tour with over twenty concerts around the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France and Italy and performed as a support act for Italian iconic pop star Max Gazzè at popular venues including the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London and Sugar Factory in Amsterdam. He was also invited as a special guest on Italian national television “RAI 2” at “B Come Sabato” with Gabriele Corsi, Andrea Delogu e Marco Mazzocchi, where he presented his new single with a live performance and interview.
2019 opened with Luca’s appearance on National TV program “Amici di Maria De Filippi” and other international tours cut short by Covid-19. The pandemic gave him the opportunity to work on new material which will be released throughout 2021.
I recommend Luca as a perfect guitar player, a great singer and a very capable teacher.
He plays acoustic and classic guitar as well as electric guitar in all their different techniques: strumming, (flat) picking, tapping, percussive elements... Technically not only simply clean, but brilliant. He knows what he is doing on his guitar and in musical theory he knows everything, too.
He offers a broad variety in different musical styles: classic pieces, rock and metal songs, folk and funk, blues, jazz. He covers songs for the guitar and he compose and sing his own songs.
Always in a good mood, patient and motivating his students, he simply is the best guitar teacher in the world. :-) :-) :-)
Luca is an easygoing and supportive tutor who will take care of a learner's individual needs. He is a passionate guitar player and will evoke your passion if you decide to learn with him.
Luca has been my tutor for 2 years, he's always attentive to my development needs, plans the next lesson and great with support materials. He can teach at many levels, his knowledge of everything guitar is amazing, and can make the theory as detailed or as simple as you like. He's always cheerful and positive, I'm delighted with my progress.
I cannot reccommend Luca highly enough, he is just amazing and a 360° tutor! His lessons are fun, and he is always ensuring that they are tailored to anyone's specific needs -whether you just want to play or go more in depht and study theory as well-. He can play virtually anything and will work around your favourite music genres to keep you motivated and interested! He is also a composer so there you go, should you already know how to play but need tips on how to perfection things up. One last thing -on top of being a super competent tutor- he is friendly and has a lovely smile!
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