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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:29 AM

[Artist Spotlight] Juan Carlos Melian

Juan Carlos Melian was born in Caracas, Venezuela, from an immigrant family from the Canaries Islands (Spain). His musical interest started in at the early age of 3 and as his grand mother recalls, "this child can spend hours playing on a milk jug". This was why he got his first drum set being just four years old.

The primary and secondary school was completed at the well reputed Emil Friedman acknowledged for its high academic level and serious educational program within music and creative art. At 6 year old, Juan Carlos entered the school choir, at 7 started to play trumpet in the school band, and at 8 participated in the first child's' brass quintet in Venezuela, directed by Maestro Larry Fengher. Furthermore, he studied violin, cuatro (traditional Venezuela guitar) and flute.

Read more about him here.

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