Lucciana Costa

Lucciana C.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Songwriting is a magical and personal art. I will facilitate your strengths and assist you with your desired outcomes as a songwriter. We focus on lyrical structure, story detail, plot twists, word choice, chord structure and–above all–letting your unique personality shine through your work. Accountability is often the biggest step towards a consistent and developed writing practice. I am here to help you drill through the dirt and bedrock of everyday life until we reach the undercurrent of creative flow that makes life worth writing about.

About Lucciana C.


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

Background: 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 I also played in local bands with musicians much older than I was at the time.

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 and I have been teaching ever since.

Instrument Lessons: My main instrument is the Dobro slide guitar. It is a very unique instrument that I love to share with people. I have equivalent experience with piano and voice instruction. I also teach guitar and ukulele.

Other Types of Lessons: I have run numerous songwriting workshops for all ages and I do one-on-one song coaching as well. I've been a professional songwriter for over a decade, and I love helping people refine and enhance their writing craft. We are all writers deep down! I will help you unlock your inner voice and express yourself using the power of music.

Summary: I have extensive experience working with a variety of age groups and special interest students. My areas of expertise range from young children (0-5) and adult beginners to live performance coaching for future professionals, songwriting coaching/feedback, and ear training.

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. I look forward to meeting and working with you!


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Cliff D.
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Posted Jul 21, 2020
peyton C.
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So incredibly sweet! My 9 year old loves her!

Posted May 19, 2020
Rick G.
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Posted May 19, 2020
Jollin G.
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I was a bit nervous with my first lesson but Lucciana's bubbly personality put me at ease. I like her teaching style because she actually asked me for what I wanted to get out of the lessons that I am taking, and that is great!, She is gearing the lessons to my benefits that would allow me learn the things I really want to learn. We started out with the principles, which is something I want. I believe that having the principle basic of music would benefit me in the long run and allow me to learn how to play my ukulele and learn how to play many of the songs I enjoy.

Posted May 12, 2020
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Posted Apr 20, 2020
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Lucciana is an amazing teacher! I have been taking voice lessons and songwriting instruction with her for almost a year. She is enthusiastic in her approach and gives feedback that is thoughtful and constructive. She has guided me through writing and singing 2 songs while working on my third. I am incredibly grateful for all that she has done!

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Donna D.
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Luciano is a very good musician and an even better teacher. She is patient and proficient with the dobro. I look forward to our weekly lessons with great enthusiasm. Thankyou!

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Seth M.
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Lucciana was excellent with my son. My son is 9yrs old and Lucciana knew exactly how to talk to him and how to teach him. She is perceptive and creative, excellent with children!!!

Seth said in his own words, ‘I love her!’ I think that says it all! We are excited to take advantage of all her talents, songwriting, composing, ukulele and guitar!

Posted Jun 26, 2019
Joanne K.
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really enjoying my lesson and super excited for next week

Posted May 19, 2018
Jessica S.
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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!!!

Posted May 15, 2018
Joanne K.
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had so much fun again and supper excited for next saturday!

Posted May 12, 2018
Joanne K.
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She was extremely nice, super helpful and i feel more confident with my ukulele. Can't wait to work with her next week :)

Posted May 5, 2018
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Working on breathing exercises , laughing and having fun. I look forward to our next lesson.

Posted Mar 2, 2018
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Posted Feb 28, 2018
Jessica S.
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My 6 year old daughter says she is the awesomest teacher on earth!

Posted Feb 20, 2018
Grace C.
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Posted Feb 8, 2018
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Lucciana is simply the best!!!

Posted Feb 7, 2018
Grace C.
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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!

Posted Jan 30, 2018
Shawn H.
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Posted Jan 25, 2018
Sadie H.
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Very happy with my daughter's first lesson!! Lucciana made it fun and educational! Sadie is looking forward to the next one!

Posted Jan 18, 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!!!

Posted Jan 10, 2018
Phyllis H.
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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.

Posted Jan 8, 2018
Mariah W.
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Lucciana is lots of fun and has a great rappor with children. We had one lesson so far and will sign up for more.

Posted Dec 14, 2017
Phyllis H.
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Posted Dec 11, 2017
Denise Gartin
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Great instructor, glad I took the lessons.

Posted Nov 8, 2017
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Fantastic! My daughter is in love!

Posted Jun 17, 2017
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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!!!

Posted Jan 22, 2017
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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.

Posted Dec 5, 2016
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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.

Posted Dec 2, 2016
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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!

Posted Nov 30, 2016
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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!

Posted Nov 29, 2016
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Lucciana is a conscientious and enthusiastic person through and through.

Posted Nov 29, 2016
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Experienced, talented, nurturing, genuinely great.

Posted Nov 29, 2016
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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

Posted Nov 22, 2016

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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.

Music Director
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

School of Creative and Performing Arts

Ran the Music Department for the Los Angeles campus of SOCAPA in the summer of 2018.

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



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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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