Marcelo Maccagnan
Brooklyn, NY
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Marcelo Maccagnan

Marcelo M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My classes are very flexible when it comes to what the student wants. I can go from just teaching very basic bass playing to advanced harmonic concepts and jazz improvisation. On the first class, I give the student the choice of controlling our lessons materials about what they want to learn. Or the student can choose to let me control our classes, in which I will bring my own materials and ideas in which we should work and will go through the whole academic process of learning music.

About Marcelo M.

Established New York musician. Berklee College of Music Graduate. Have been teaching for many years and know that each student has their own mindset and we need to work around each person`s goals and interests. I teach mainly pop, rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, RnB. All ages and levels are welcome.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are very relaxed and we will focus on ways to practice and getting the student to learn what he/she wants. Some people just want to come and learn a few tunes, some want to really learn the instrument and practice all the time. It all depends on the individual and I`m more than ready to adapt for each one of my students with the methods I have.
On our first class we will spend some time discussing what are the goals of the student and I will formulate a good plan so we can reach those goals in no time.
I usually have 3 main paths that the student can choose.
1st - Learn the instrument enough so you can play your favorite songs and have fun with friends.
2nd(most requested) - Learn the instrument from scratch. Study technique, repertoire, a little of reading and music theory and learn how to improvise. This will allow the person to have their own tools to study on their own after attending classes with me.
3rd - Usually people who have been playing before like this one. We will go deep in music theory, ear training, reading, improvising and technique. Always leaning challenging tunes that will develop the student skills. This one allows the student to follow a professional path on the future, or maybe go into a music college.

Classes can take place at my studio or at your own location with an extra fee for transportation.

*Under 18 students
For children under 18 parents are more than welcome to stay for the classes, tell me if there is any specific goal you are looking for or talk about any subject that you might want.

I also help people to prepare for auditions. For this subject, I will tell you how to get ready for an audition. If you are trying to get in a college I have many contacts around the country and know how most auditions work and can help you with any question there might be. For auditions for orchestras or band we can work on repertoire and behavior to get you ready and all set to get accepted.


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13 Reviews
Anthony B.
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My son just had his first lesson with Marcelo. It went really well. Looking forward to the next lessons.

Posted Mar 19, 2019
Zion B.
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Posted Oct 15, 2018
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Marcelo is great. He is very patient and flexible.

Posted Jun 7, 2018
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Took a while but got music theory down, understanding and connecting a lot of things, still taking work on playing though. Marcelo is a good instructor! just need more practice

Posted Jun 1, 2018
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Marcelo is a great teacher. I am a beginner and the pacing of the class was good. A good mix of theory, jazz and classical. Very accommodating to my interests and ability.

Posted May 31, 2018
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Marcelo is a great teacher, very attentive and at the same time very strategic. He knows how to push the students to learn. The lessons are aways fun, relevant and well organized. Marcelo plays many instruments himself, so your lessons will not be just you playing solo, but full on jam sessions.

Posted Apr 20, 2018
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Marcelo is a great instructor. He very quickly found my "level" and by the end of the first lesson had a plan for me which has been just perfect so far. He will challenge and train your brain along with your technique, and gently push you beyond your comfort zone. I'm extremely happy to be studying with Marcel and would recommend him to anyone.

Posted Jan 6, 2018
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Great teacher! Marcelo has been teaching me for the past 2 months and the progress I had during this time was bigger then I had with any other teacher before, highly recommended.

Posted Aug 28, 2017
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I have known him for a while and he is really good musician! Very dedicated and professional

Posted Aug 23, 2017
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Great teacher and lesson!

Posted Jul 14, 2017
Jason MIller
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Marcelo is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I `ve been taking theory classes with him and it is great. He has a very good methodology and will make everything very clear.

Posted Feb 13, 2017
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Such a good bass player !! Now I know how to play walking bass :)

Posted Sep 29, 2015
Clarice B.
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Posted Nov 9, 2017

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Music Teacher
Jan 2018 - Present

Private Studio

Teaching Guitar/Piano/Bass/Drums/Ensemble classes mostly for kids but also for teenagers and adults at a private studio in New York.

Jan 2014 - Present


Freelancer producer and composer. Works involved on the advertisement and internet videos area.

Private Teacher
Jan 2012 - Present


Private teacher for electric and Upright Bass. Also music theory and ear training.

Jan 2010 - Present


Played in many venues around Boston area in many different styles of music. Bass player for the band "Flightsuit". Focus on Jazz, pop/rock, brazilian and classical.

Core Music Tutor at Berklee College of Music
Sep 2015 - May 2017

Berklee College of Music

College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) certificate level 2


Performance/Contemporary Writing and Production
May 2014 - May 2017

Berklee College of Music

Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

Faculdade Souza Lima(Brazil)



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Bachelor's Degree in Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production
May 2017

Berklee College of Music

College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) certificate level 2
Nov 2016

College Reading & Learning Association

.Certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors’ and mentors’ successful work; .Certification sets professional standards of skill and training for tutors and mentors; .Certification augments program credibility for administrators and institutions.
Apr 2009

University of Cambridge

Certificate of Advance knowledge in English.


Berklee College of Music Scholarship Recipient
Dec 2013

Berklee College of Music


American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2018
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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