Director and Teacher at Bavia Arts Luciano has been teaching music and movement to children and adults across Canada and internationally for 15 years. With a passion for traditional music styles specially those influenced by Africa and diaspora, Luciano has over 20 years of musical instruction, exploration, performance and teaching in a wide variety of genres, styles and instruments. With origins in central Brazil Luciano has specialized himself in Brazilian percussion ensembles through years of performance with Toronto's top percussion ensembles. He has been part of the Ontario Arts Council roster of Artists in Education and through it has reached isolated communities in Northern Ontario. Presently a MASC artist in the Ottawa region Luciano offers his work in French and English. Luciano’s teaching style translates across cultural barriers and stimulates curiosity, creativity, focus and tolerance among the most diverse groups. Luciano has taught over a 1,500 classes and workshops in schools, day care centres, corporate events, festivals and in a variety of other group settings. Within one hour of instruction with Luciano your group (irrelevant of age or previous experience) will be playing together as an ensemble, and sounding as if they have been doing percussion for years together!
Luciano is personally involved in training and quality control of all Bavia Arts performers and workshop presenters, guaranteeing the best possible facilitation.