Teacher Profile: Dante Lucarelli

Dante Lucarelli

Dante Lucarelli

Instrument(s): Drums, Percussion, Piano

City: Denver


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About Dante Lucarelli

Dante Lucarelli is a drummer, percussionist, pianist, and audio engineer based in the Denver area. He began learning to play the drums in 3rd grade, and has since then devoted his time and energy to developing his drumming and his musicianship. While Dante enjoys working on his craft, he believes that sharing the knowledge and passing down the skills he has acquired is one of the most important aspects of music.

Dante grew up playing percussion in his elementary school and middle school concert bands, while taking private drum set lessons. Once he got to high school, he indulged in all things music. Dante had the opportunity to play in his high school's Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Pit Orchestra, Choir Ensembles, Marching Band, Wolverine Symphony Orchestra, and Winter Percussion Ensemble. Outside of high school, he played percussion for the All State Orchestra, as well as the Continental League Honor Band.

Dante grew up playing and listening to a lot of rock, hip-hop, pop, and indie rock music. He started listening to jazz in 8th grade and studied it throughout all of high school. In high school, he began producing music and writing his own music, and this is when he knew music was his life's purpose. While in high school, Dante also discovered his love for piano, and began pursuing it as his secondary instrument. Dante played predominantly drum set and piano at a church for 6 years, while also filling in on bass, guitar, and as the live sound engineer. Dante is finishing up his Bachelor's Degree in Music with an emphasis in Recording Arts at the University of Colorado Denver. Once Dante arrived at CU Denver, Dante started learning Latin Music and Latin Percussion. Dante currently plays in a few Latin groups both inside and outside of the University, and he plays percussion for a Neo-Soul group in the Denver area. Playing his first show at Dazzle in 8th grade, Dante has grown up playing music all around Denver.

Outside of music, Dante enjoys all things outdoors. In the winter time, Dante spends his time snowboarding and skiing. Throughout the summer, he enjoys camping, hiking, and paddle boarding, especially in the mountains. Dante is a firm believer in establishing healthy habits both inside and outside the practice room.

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