Marcelo Maccagnan

Marcelo M.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Upright Bass

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
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About

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Marcelo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
2010

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.

*Location
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.

*AUDITION PREP
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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Experience

Producer/Composer
Jan 2014 - Present
Self

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

Private Teacher
Jan 2012 - Present
Self

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

Performer
Jan 2010 - Present
Self

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

Education

Performance/Contemporary Writing and Production
May 2014 - May 2017
Berklee College of Music
Performance
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Faculdade Souza Lima(Brazil)

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Portuguese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

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.

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CAE
Apr 2009
University of Cambridge

Certificate of Advance knowledge in English.

Awards

Berklee College of Music Scholarship Recipient
Dec 2013
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

Performing "Segment" by Charlie Parker.

Sax: Andrew Denicola
Piano: Takeru Saito 
Bass: Marcelo Maccagnan
Drums: Kelvin Andreas
Photo by Marcelo M.

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Photo by Marcelo M.

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5 Reviews

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Sarah Aug 28, 2017
Bass Guitar · In studio

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.

Matheus Aug 23, 2017
Upright Bass · In home

I have known him for a while and he is really good musician! Very dedicated and professional

Nirva Jul 14, 2017
Bass Guitar · In studio

Great teacher and lesson!

Jason MIller Feb 13, 2017
Music Theory · In home

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.

Ping Sep 29, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home

Such a good bass player !! Now I know how to play walking bass :)

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