Juan Megna
Westbury, NY
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Juan Megna

Juan M.

Westbury, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi! My name is Juan and I've been teaching for more than 15 years. I have teaching experience in almost every contemporary music genre, including Jazz, Rock, Latin styles, hand percussion, from basic to advanced levels. I also teach Music Theory, Music Fundamentals, and Basic Keyboard skills. Students: up to 8 years old.
Customized lessons, let me help you to get your own voice in music!
Since I have lived in three different countries, I have a broad experience and cultural background developed in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States that I transmit as a performing artist and as a proud educator.
Hablo español, Falo Português (B.M - formado na Unicamp - SP).
I hold a Doctor in Musical Arts degree issued by George Mason University having coaching percussionist and ensembles in the Northern Virginia area between 2017 and 2021.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

About Juan M.

Juan M. is an Argentinian percussionist, bandleader, and educator. Juan lived 12 years in Campinas, Brazil, where he got his bachelor’s in music at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). In Brazil played and/or recorded with prestigious musicians such as Rubinho Antunes, Vinicius Dorin, Jarbas Barbosa, Felipe Silveira, Albano Sales, Bruno Mangueira, among many others.
In 2015, Juan started a master’s degree at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. In this city, he played with Phil DeGreg, Craig Bailey, Steve Alee, among others.
In 2017, Juan moved to Fairfax, Virginia to pursue his Doctoral of Musical Arts at George Mason University. In the Washington DC musical scene, Juan played with Mike Cemprola, Shawn Purcell, Wayne Wilentz, among others.
At George Mason University, Juan leads the Latin-American Ensemble. This group has been awarded by DownBeat Magazine with the 42nd (2019) and 43rd (2020) students award as an “Outstanding Performance”. As a researcher, Juan presented a clinic at the Jazz Education Network, New Orleans 2020, entitled "The Brazilian 16th-note phrasing through Cabula rhythm, Samba, and Bossa Nova".

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Education

Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2017 - Apr 2021

George Mason University

Master in Music
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017

University of Cincinnati - CCM

Bachelor in Music
Mar 2005 - Dec 2008

Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Sāo Paulo - Brazil

Languages

Portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2020 - Outstanding Performance - 43rd Annual Students Music Awards
May 2020

Downbeat Magazine

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