Growing up in Peru, Lucia was influenced from a young age by the classic jazz cats like John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, as well as the gritty more modern Chris Potter and Michael Brecker. A graduate of McNally Smith College of Music, Lucia has been mentored by Eric Kamau Gravatt since the summer of 2015, as a member of his Jazz Quintet, Source Code. Together with some of the finest players in the Twin Cities, this group explores the depths of free improvisation. In August, 2016, Lucia joined New Sound Underground, a jazz fusion/funk band from the Twin Cities, which has packed venues including the Dakota, Icehouse, Paisley Park and Festivals such as South by Southwest. Lucia's teaching style is patient with a sprinkles of fun all along the way! She both guides the student and tailors lessons to help students reach their musical goals.