John Lluvera Bio

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JOHN LLUVERA | Author, Educator, Mentor

John Lluvera is an educator, performer, and clinician in the percussion community. John has performed with multiple ensembles covering a wide range of musical genres from show band/HBCU style and DCI style drumlines to orchestral percussion, wind ensemble, and musicals.

John has achieved numerous distinguished awards over the years and has been taught by some of the most prolific instructors in the world. His performance experience expands across multiple positions including Marching Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, Marching Cymbals, Front Ensemble, Auxiliary Percussion, Orchestral Studio Percussion and more.

Currently John Lluvera resides in Clearwater, FL and is a member of the percussion staff with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (Canton, OH) and INFINITY Percussion PIW (Orlando, FL). John is also an education artist with Pearl Drums.



Lessons with John will not only teach you how to master your instrument, but how to master your life. John loves to create a sense personal growth with every session. As John's student, you'll start to reach heights you never thought possible and feel prepared to take on any challenge. If you want highly detailed feedback with an educator who has a history of teaching successful musicians, join his roster and start getting better.

To learn more about private lessons with John: CLICK HERE



Private Instruction 2008-Present
Studio (2008-Present)
Internet (2012-Present)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Center for the Performing Arts | 2009-2016
Private / Group Youth Percussion Lessons (2009)
Director of Percussion (2015-2016)

Middle School Instruction - Florida | 2010-2017
Seven Springs MS

High School Instruction - Florida | 2004-2018
Northeast HS (2004-2008)
Boca Ciega HS (2006-2012)
Seminole HS (2006)
Eastlake HS (2006-2007)
Northside Christian HS (2007)
Osceola HS (2007-2008)
J. W. Mitchell HS (2008-2018)
Southeast HS (2009)
Lakewood Ranch HS (2010-2016)
Land O Lakes HS (2011)
Clearwater HS (2012-2013)
Tarpon Springs HS (2013-2014)

High School Consultant - Florida | 2007-Present
Cypress Creek HS (2007-2009)
Winter Park HS (2010-2013)
University HS (2015-Present)
J. W. Mitchell HS (2018-Present)

Indoor Percussion - Scholastic |  2007-2018
Eastlake HS (2007-2008)
Land O’ Lakes HS (2011)
Tarpon Springs HS (2013)
J. W. Mitchell HS (2018)

Indoor Percussion - Independent |  2011-Present
Manatee County Independent (2011-2012)
Infinity Percussion (2014-Present)

Drum & Bugle Corps 2006-Present
Teal Sound (2006)
Madison Scouts (2014-2016)
Bluecoats (2018-Present)

Drum & Bugle Corps Consultant 2008, 2010)
Spokane Thunder

Beijing Cuiwei Primary School - Wuhan, China | 2008
Lead an ensemble from Pinellas County, Florida to play at The Great Wall.



FBA Solo & Ensemble | 2002-2005
Superior rated soloist
Member of multiple superior rated percussion ensembles

Magic of Orlando Drum & Bugle Corps | 2003
Member of the cymbal line and front ensemble.

USF Indoor Percussion Theater | 2004
Member of the snare drum line

Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps | 2005
Member of the bass drum line

University of South Florida | 2005-2006
USF School of Music Percussion Ensemble
USF Heard of Thunder Marching Band

Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps | 2007
Center snare and section leader

Saint Petersburg College | 2008-2010
Saint Petersburg College Wind Ensemble
Saint Petersburg College Percussion Ensemble

PAS Florida Day of Percussion | 2009
One Hundred Piece Marimba Band

McCormick’s Magic Marimba Festival | 2010
St. Petersburg College Percussion Ensemble

Saint Petersburg Opera Company | 2008-2010
The Merry Widow (2008) - Percussionist
La Traviata (2009) - Principle Percussionist
Carmen (2010) - Principle Percussionist

Daron Hawkins Theater Productions | 2012
9 to 5 - Drummer/Percussionist

Plant City Community Choir Orchestra | 2012
Christmas by Candlelight - Drummer/Percussionist

Perkins Elementary School Musicals | 2014-Present
Oliver! (2014)
Shamrock (2016)
Oh My Darlin' (2017)



General Music Studies
Everard Harris
Frank T. Williams III
Deborah Brown

Marching Percussion Studies
Ronald Lambert
Colin McNutt
Iain Moyer
James Sparling
Lee Beddis
Jeff Willis
James Wright

Orchestral Percussion Studies
John Shaw
Robert McCormick
Dr. John Bannon
Janis Potter

Jazz Studies
Frank T. Williams III
Jeffery Donovick













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