JOHN LLUVERA

John Lluvera is a world-class percussion educator who teaches his students just as much about life as he does how to master their instrument. He 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.

 

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SIGN UP & FIRST LESSON

1. To sign up for lessons, click the SIGN UP button below and fill out the Private Lessons Questionnaire.

2. Once we receive that form we will send you an invoice that can be paid online with a debit/credit card or PayPal account. Once the invoice is paid you are added to our Private Lessons Calendar and a link for the live lesson stream is sent out to you.

3. When it is time to take the lesson you click on the link in your email (Or from your calendar events if you set that up) and attend the lesson.

 

$50per | 55min Lessons (recommended)
$30per | 25min Lessons

 

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
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8 PM
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10 PM 10 PM
*all times are shown in Eastern Standard Time.

 

**want to take lessons but don't see a time that works for you? Write us! lessons@gridbookpercussion.com

 

  • Marching Percussion
  • Orchestral Percussion
  • Drumset
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    CUSTOM INSTRUCTION

    Private Lessons are customized to address your personal needs as a student. In a group setting there is usually not enough time to give as much individual instruction as needed, but private instruction is time dedicated to the student personally. This provides focused communication for the student and lets them know everything they need to be working on to get better individually.

    LEARN HOW TO PRACTICE

    Becoming a master of your craft requires many hours of practicing on your own. Most students spend these hours practicing incorrectly or on material that is not helping them fundamentally. With private lessons, the student is taught how to practice to achieve the best results.

    FASTER PROGRESS

    There are many different processes that makes things easier to learn, understand, and retain information and it is the instructors job to use the process that best fits the students learning curve. In the end, students who take private lessons are more likely to learn at a faster rate.

    LEARN TIME MANAGEMENT

    Scheduling practice time requires you to have a schedule first. In private lessons the instructor helps the student with understanding the importance of time management so their practice schedule does not interfere with their other studies or lifestyle.

    PERSONAL MENTOR

    Private instructors often become great role models for anyone they teach and understand that it is most important to be a great person first. All of the instruction helps define their playing ability, but also helps encourage positivity in life. Plus it is always nice to have a friend who is successful in your area of study.

    HEALTHY OUTLET

    Having a hobby that lets you forget about life for a moment is a great thing. Private lessons can act as a healthy outlet in a student's lifestyle. Learning to be great at something you love to do is the happy medium between hard work and having fun.

    DO BETTER IN OTHER CLASSES

    It has been proven that taking music lessons or being involved with music at school has a positive effect on reading and mathematic achievement in early childhood and adolescence. Along with building confidence and providing leadership skills, music helps with developing memorization and creates a higher proficiency to retain information.

     

     

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    About
    John

    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.

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
    WHO I'VE STUDIED WITH

    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

    Ashlee Allaire


    John Lluvera is one of those instructors who makes a compelling impact on the person you become years later. His words, demeanor, and presence sticks with you and the decisions you make everyday in your adulthood. For me, John has become not only a lifelong friend, but the person I often turn to in tough times, for advice and direction. Because not only is he one of the best teachers I’ve ever had, but he’s also one of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.

    INFINITY 2 | WGI
    Vanguard Cadets | DCI
    FSU Percussion Studio

    Ian Clarey


    Coming Soon

    INFINITY | WGI
    Boston Crusaders | DCI
    Theme Park Musician | WDW, Universal, & SeaWorld

    Michael Rockwell


    John was my first mentor, and his leadership style is one that I continue to emulate today. By focusing on the fundamentals, John builds universal skills that are widely applicable to your goals as a percussionist, musician, and beyond. He encourages independence; giving you the resources and support you need, while empowering you to take ownership for your own growth. His ability to inspire exciting visions helps motivate students to create long-term habits in a world of short-term fixes. He taught me how to embrace the adversity, enjoy the journey, and value hard work as the prerequisite to growth.

    Most importantly, John cares about you beyond the music your hands can produce. After 3 DCI tours, John encouraged me to pursue my career aspirations beyond the world of the marching arts. Now, as an environmental restoration Crew Leader at EarthCorps in Seattle, I still find myself applying lessons that I learned under the stadium lights with John several summers ago. John helped me accomplish goals I never thought were achievable, taught me how to be an effective leader, and gave me the tools I needed to succeed both on and off the field.

    Redline | WGI
    Madison Scouts | DCI
    U-M Drumline

    Watch Johns Students Perform

    DCI ENSEMBLES

    2019 BLUECOATS
    2018 BLUECOATS
    2015 MADISON SCOUTS
    2014 MADISON SCOUTS

    WGI ENSEMBLES

    2017 INFINITY
    2016 INFINITY
    2015 INFINITY
    2014 INFINITY

    BOA ENSEMBLES

    2014 TARPON SPRINGS