Flora Lucini is a professional performing, recording and touring artist with over 10+ years of experience in various genres including: Rock, Punk/Hardcore, Indie, Latin Jazz and Music of the African Diaspora. Following in the footsteps of her family of named Jazz/Latin Jazz musicians, Ms. Lucini has been performing and studying music since the age of 3. Flora is originally from Brazil but grew up in Washington, DC and It was in D.C. while working as a Latin-Jazz/R&B Bassist in her pre-teens that she discovered the rich and vibrant community of D.C. Hardcore/Punk. During that time she quickly made a name for herself as a promoter/booker and bassist for many bands. She has since been working as a Bassist, Vocalist and Promoter in the Rock scene both in D.C. and NYC for over 20 years. She is an Alumni of Berklee College of Music, Where she studied Bass performance, Music Business/Management and Africana Studies. Flora currently resides in NYC where she works as both a professional session/gigging bassist, vocalist, teaching artist, artist developer and curator. Her current projects in Rock include: Bassist for THE 1865 Band (Mass Appeal Records) and Founder/Composer and Vocalist for her Solo-Hardcore Punk group: MAAFA - Afro-Progressive Hardcore (Fuzz Therapy Records.)
I approach private instruction from a holistic perspective where I like to invest in getting to know my students' dreams, what drives them and what speaks to them musically. Learning their vision for their music helps me design customized lesson plans that speak to their true passions. Wether they are pursuing it as a hobby or career does not matter, it is all valid and treated with equal respect and attention. It is important to me that there is structure in my curriculum for my students that is accessible, easy to follow and effective at getting the results they desire. From audition prep, learning the bass for the first time at any age or needing help getting ready to work as a professional bassist and everything in between, I believe everyone deserves unconditional loving, encouraging guidance and support while pursuing their art.
Berklee College of Music
Mass Appeal Records
Black Latina Movement Theater Group (NYC)
Fuzz Therapy Records
Max Fish Bar Artist-in-Residence
Black Rock Coalition, NPO
Showtime "Everything's Gonna Be All White" Docu-series
Co-Founder, NYC "Triiibe" Black Punk Artist Collective
Flora From Maafa Presents (Promoter)
My teaching method is based on a culmination of my formal training at Berklee College of Music/other academic institutions and my lived experience as a working music professional. Our lessons will be customized to your unique needs and goals as a student. Certain topics that you can expect in your lessons may be some music theory/ear training ,proper form/technique, a little bit of history/cultural contexts when needed, guided exercises for specific styles/rhythms and more.
NOTE: Suggested texts will be determined based on each student's individual needs.