Lucciana Costa

Lucciana C.

Nashville, TN

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Lucciana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:


My name is Lucciana (Loo-Chee-Ah-Nah...I was named after opera legend Luciano Pavarotti!)

I began formally studying music at age six. I spent my childhood and teen years participating in choir, orchestra, private instrument lessons (piano, voice, violin, Dobro), musical theater and local bands with musicians much older than I was!

I became a music teacher for the first time at a small music store in 2009. I absolutely fell in love with sharing the skills and techniques that had helped me become a lifelong musician.

I have extensive experience working with a variety of age groups and special interest students. My areas of expertise include: young children (0-5), students with special needs and/or behavioral issues, adult beginners, live performance coaching for future professionals, songwriting coaching/feedback, ear training, and of course, instrumental instruction!

Most importantly, I am passionate about teaching music in a way that leaves each student connected to the joy of creative play. No matter what age, skill level, or instrument, I fully believe that music meets you where you are and enriches your life in exceptional ways. I will work with you on what you wish to learn, incorporating skill, music theory, dexterity, technique, improv and repertoire into your curriculum in a way that leaves both of us inspired at the end of each lesson.

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Director of Operations
Aug 2016 - Present
Traveling Dog Music

Traveling Dog Music is a music studio and audio skills lab in downtown Nashville, TN. Activities include private instrumental lessons, songwriting workshops, audio engineering courses and more.

Private Instrumental Instructor
Jan 2009 - Present

Freelance music educator accepting private students for piano, Dobro, voice, guitar, ukulele, and songwriting.

Jan 2000 - Present

Lifelong performing musician and songwriter; tours and records with multiple projects.

Songwriting Instructor
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
School of Creative and Performing Arts

One of four members of the Music Program faculty at the NYC campus. Students were ages 12-17 and the curriculum was focused on songwriting, lyrical structure, music theory, and professional development in the music industry.

Program Director
Sep 2012 - Mar 2015
Cool Kids Groove

Designed curriculum and taught a full-time load of students ages 3-11. Specialties were piano, ukulele, voice, rhythm, songwriting, and play-based therapy.

Piano Instructor
Feb 2009 - May 2011
Plumb Pianos

Piano Instructor at Plumb Pianos music store in London, Ontario.


Audio Engineering
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Washtenaw College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Music Therapy Association
Jan 2013

AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.

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Photos & Videos

Recording with new instruments!

Performing at South Main Sounds in Memphis, TN

Prepping for student showcase at SOCAPA NYC

Another day at the office

Mardi Gras themed lesson with Cool Kids Groove

Little shredder

Working as a music aide in a student's school.

Little student asked to take a picture of me with his new guitar!

Songwriting session at SOCAPA NYC
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26 Reviews

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Joanne K. May 19, 2018
Ukulele · Online

really enjoying my lesson and super excited for next week

Jessica S. May 15, 2018
Ukulele · Online

My 7 year old daughter would like to give another should out to ms Lucciana and tell her she is the BEST Uke teacher on Earth!!!

Joanne K. May 12, 2018
Ukulele · Online

had so much fun again and supper excited for next saturday!

Joanne K. May 5, 2018
Ukulele · Online

She was extremely nice, super helpful and i feel more confident with my ukulele. Can't wait to work with her next week :)

Greg Mar 2, 2018
Singing · Online

Working on breathing exercises , laughing and having fun. I look forward to our next lesson.

Myra Feb 28, 2018
Piano · Online

Jessica S. Feb 20, 2018
Ukulele · Online

My 6 year old daughter says she is the awesomest teacher on earth!

Carol A. Feb 8, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Lenny Feb 7, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Lucciana is simply the best!!!

Grace C. Jan 30, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Wow! Lucciana is an amazing instructor! My daughter was totally engaged and learned so much in just one lesson! We can’t wait until next week! Lucciana is friendly, asks the right questions , and is very patient!

Shawn H. Jan 25, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Sadie H. Jan 18, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Very happy with my daughter's first lesson!! Lucciana made it fun and educational! Sadie is looking forward to the next one!

Lenny Jan 10, 2018

Lucciana was kind & professional. She was also fun, super energized and extremely positive in her approach to teaching. Overall, my first accoustic Guitar lesson could not have gone better. I can’t wait for the next one!!!

Phyllis H. Jan 8, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Another great lsson for my 10 year old! Lucciana is awesome. She is always patient , gives lots of praise when appropriate, and makes my daughter feel proud of her achievements even though she is a beginner.

Mariah W. Dec 14, 2017
Ukulele · Online

Lucciana is lots of fun and has a great rappor with children. We had one lesson so far and will sign up for more.

Phyllis H. Dec 11, 2017
Ukulele · Online

Denise Gartin Nov 8, 2017
Ukulele · In studio

Great instructor, glad I took the lessons.

Julianna Jun 17, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Fantastic! My daughter is in love!

Erin Jan 22, 2017
Singing · In home

Lucciana's incredible energy and ability to connect with children in an instant is the first thing that I experienced upon meeting her. Underneath her warm, welcoming exterior are layers upon layers of musical talent and wisdom that make for a top notch teacher/collaborator. Lucciana truly is the best of the best. Los Angeles is at a loss without her!!!

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Ginger Dec 5, 2016
Songwriting · In home

Lucciana is one of the most inspiring people I've ever worked with. She makes everyone feel like they have something valid to offer, and her positivity is the perfect ingredient for fostering creativity.

Olivia Dec 2, 2016
Music Performance · In home

Lucciana's positive energy is authentic and real! My daughters studied music with her for years. She was always punctual, respectful, considerate, and careful. Her vivacious joy of living is contagious! The most important things she shared with my children was her positive energy and confidence. By modeling these qualities, she teaches them. My youngest daughter has special needs, and Lucciana intuitively adapted to her special needs far better than most therapists. Highly recommend! She taught piano, ukulele, singing, and performance.

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Anna Nov 30, 2016
Vocal Training · In home

Lucciana truly cares about your performance. She's warm and kind and can provide specific feedback in a way that is inspiring. She's also incredibly funny!

Rachel Nov 29, 2016
Piano · In studio

Lucciana has helped me become more confident in performance on piano. Her contagious positive energy has helped me to take my piano playing to the next level by piano in front of a crowd. You'll be lucky to have her as a teacher!

Nathan Nov 29, 2016
· In studio

Lucciana is a conscientious and enthusiastic person through and through.

Rob Nov 29, 2016
Music Therapy · In home

Experienced, talented, nurturing, genuinely great.

Nick Nov 22, 2016
Piano · In home

Lucciana is truly one of a kind. Enthusiastic, empathic and creative as a teacher she generates she enthusiasm within her students and the results are curious passionate students with a deep love for music. 50 stars are not enough

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