Luciano Correa

Luciano C.

Baton Rouge, LA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
For the past 25 years, I have been teaching cello, guitar, music theory, and I worked as a performer, arranger, studio music producer, and soundtrack composer. I was a cellist in the Brazilian National Symphony Orchestra for 18 years, and in other projects I have played a wide range of styles, spanning Brazilian music, Brazilian jazz, electronic music, classical music, opera, and accompaniment for classical ballet and contemporary dance.
I believe that students from diverse backgrounds can equally learn the traditional subjects of music study, like music theory, music history, composition, and instrument performance. My aim is expanding the musical universe of the students, by presenting them to styles and genres outside their usual experience. Also, I want to introduce them to the creative process in various forms of art and technology. Additionally to instrument performance, I also can teach them to record and produce their music using computers, tablets or cell phones.
My ultimate goal is to help students to develop an understanding of music as an artistic language accessible to all. To do so, I incorporate topics as such as literature, history, sociology, and pop culture, and their interactions with music study.
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Luciano delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

I have a Masters in Music Composition from Louisiana State University School of Music, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate in Music Composition for Cinema and TV, and a Bachelor in Cello Performance from the Conservatorio Brasileiro de Musica. Furthermore, I have been a music teacher and a soundtrack composer for movies and plays in my hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Performing and teaching music has been my dream since I was young. In 1995 I started my Bachelor degree at the University of Rio de Janeiro, my major was Cello and my minor was Classic and Brazilian Guitar. In 1998 I left school to join the National Symphonic Orchestra, and I played as a cellist in this institution until 2016. Studying at the university and working as a cellist with the Orchestra has provided me with a solid knowledge of music, but I have always kept an open mind for new sounds, no matter the genre, and have played as a cellist in works of many different styles. Additionally, I began focusing on music performance by manipulating different styles and genres. To further expand my knowledge of technology in music, I have studied recording and production processes. Another important concept that influenced me was the experience of performing in free jazz sessions and improvising accompanying silent films in Europe.

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Cellist, arranger and assistant music producer
May 2018 - Sep 2018
Jesse Ethorin Album "Nuclear Fusion in Dying Stars

• Organized the schedule and production of recording
• Helped in the sound engineering of the recording
• Made arrangements for different instrumentations
• Review original scores
• Played cello

Music teacher
Aug 2017 - Apr 2018
Make Music NOLA

Taught cello and music theory to 5th grade students

Soundtrack arranger, producer and cellist
May 2017 - Aug 2017
Fala Serio Mae - feature film, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

• Created musical arrangements
• Played cello
• Prepared mockups and the recording session in Logic X
• Prepared musical scores

Computer programing tutor
Oct 2016 - May 2017
Louisiana State University - Lee High School

• Taught p5.js JavaScript library and code processing
• Taught Arduino Uno hardware and code processing

Cellist and producer
Aug 2016 - May 2017
Louisiana Sinfonietta

• Researched and organized musical library of the Louisiana Sinfonietta
• Organized the schedule of rehearsals and production of the Louisiana Sinfonietta Concerts
• Played cello

Music Composition Teaching Assistant
Aug 2016 - May 2017
Louisiana State University School of Music

• Responsibilities included discuss on composition concepts and techniques, and work with undergraduate students at the Composers Forum

Soundtrack Composer and Producer
May 2016 - Aug 2016
Teatro Inominavel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

• Composed and produced the soundtrack and sound design for the theatre play Romeo and Juliet
• Prepared mockups and recording session in Logic X
• Produced the studio recording and post-production of the CD used on stage

Cellist and musicians committee member
Jan 1998 - Jul 2016
National Symphony Orchestra, Niteroi, Brazil

• As member of the musicians committee, worked directly with the orchestra administration for helping on management of the orchestra budget
• Researched classical music repertoire and helped the production of the concert series
• Interacted with audience and followers on social media platforms to promote Orchestra concerts
• Played cello

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Music director, arranger and cellist
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
Focus Dance Company, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

• Created string quartet arrangements for the music of rock band Nirvana
• Prepared the musical production estimated costs and managed the musicians' schedule
• Directed the rehearsals
• Played cello

Guest cellist
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
Brazilian Contemporary Music Biennale - 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

• Played cello in different chamber music groups

Soundtrack composer and producer
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
Grupo Teatro Emporio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

• Composed and produced the soundtrack for the theatre play Romantic, based on a research of
soundtracks from action TV shows
• Prepared mockups and the recording session in Logic X
• Produced the studio recordings and post-production of the CD used on stage

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Masters in Music Composition
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Louisiana State University
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Composition for Cinema and Television
Mar 2014 - Dec 2015
Conservatório Brasileiro de Música
Bachelor of Arts in Music (Cello performance)
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014
Conservatório Brasileiro de Música


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Tuition Award
Aug 2016
LSU Graduate School


Society of Composers Inc.
Nov 2018

SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.

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