Instruments Taught: Guitar (beginning & intermediate), Drums (beginning through advanced), Piano (beginning & intermediate), Bass (beginning & intermediate), Ukulele (beginning & intermediate)
Hometown: Valparaiso, Chile
Years playing: 15+
Teaching Since: 2007
Musical Influences: Pedro Aznar, Radiohead, Jamie Cullum, Incubus, Travis, The Swell Season, Arctic Monkeys, Enter Shikari, Django Reinhardt, Chopin
Education: B.A. from Universidad de Valparaiso in Valparaiso, Chile, Music Education from Valparaiso Samba School and Private Instruction from Prof. Cesar Castro, Marcelo Zamora, Felipe Morros, Pedro Barahona, Prof. Ronny Mancilla
Musical Projects: Mount Saint Elias, Room for Dream, Main Bateria in the Valparaiso Samba School, Samba da Mudanca, Samba NY, Batala SF, Clouds Rest
Key teaching concepts: Discovering rhythm by feeling inner pulse, detail oriented listening, developing technique, motivating students to have music as an essential part of their lives.
Book/Methods Used: Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Hal Leonard’s Basic Guitar Method, FUNdamentals of Drumming for Kids, Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer, On the Beaten Path -Beginning Drumset Course.
Teaching Days: Mondays & Tuesdays
As a skilled multi-instrumentalist, Luna is accepting new students of all ages on a variety of instruments, including Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano and Ukulele.
Born and raised in Valparaiso, Chile,Luna comes to teaching with a musical background that is especially unique. She is a passionate musician, excited to help motivate students to make music an essential part of life
Luna has been both a student and performer of music since a young age, playing guitar for over 15 years and drums for over a decade. As a student of music in Chile, Luna attended the Valparaiso Samba School, and studied Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drums and Percussion under a variety of private instructors, learning techniques, theory, and advanced chart reading.
An avid performer, Luna has played across the United States with indie rock band Mount Saint Elias as well as various Samba ensembles. She recently recorded drums on a full-length album with the band Clouds Rest, in addition to recording on EPs with Mount Saint Elias in 2014, which can be heard online at:http://mountsaintelias.bandcamp.com
Lessons with Luna are available in English & Spanish.