Melissa Almaguer

United States

Hi Im Melissa, tap dancer/creator from Mexico living in NYC. I’m a lover of tap dance, music, art, nature, life…
I recently started producing thanks to one of my favorite artists, Shabaka Hutchings that really inspired me to do it.

Tap dance has introduced me to amazing music, improvisation, cultures and people that have inspired me to see and live life in a beautiful way. Through improvisation I’ve been able to dive deep into myself to search for what I have to say as an artist and human being. It has made me want to always keep learning, evolving and creating.

When I first heard about Ableton in one of Shabaka’s interviews it sounded like something I wanted to explore. I had started to be really interested in composing/creating pieces of music using tap dance as my instrument. At first it seemed far from my reach since I didn’t know any music theory but later Shabaka explained how Ableton worked and that it was (like everything) really just a matter of putting in the work. I started playing with the 30 day trial and watching some videos of Erin Barra on Coursera… I produced my first tune and was hooked.

I’m still just playing around… with the Ableton Live Intro version now though, lol. But I really love the process and I’m excited to see where this journey takes me.

Some of my inspirations: Baby Lawrence, Jimmy Slyde, Chuck Green, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Erykah Badu, Shabaka Hutchings, Mos Def, Outkast, Dormeshia, Derick Grant, Jumaane Taylor, Miles Davis and Nubya Garcia.

Thank you!

20 Comments

  1. Itzel Torres on May 2, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Muy buena Musica Melissa Almaguer!!! 🤗

    • Alma Delia on May 2, 2022 at 3:17 pm

      Muy bonita y excelente Melissa Almaguer.
      Única.☺️

  2. Alejandra Ocadiz on May 2, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Excelente Mely, tu talento no conoce límites!

  3. Ani de Alba on May 2, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    I love it Meli.

  4. tere vazquez on May 2, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    felicidades

  5. Diana gzz on May 2, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Padrisimo felicidades

  6. Marisol Placeres on May 2, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Que sigan los éxitos Melissa!!!

  7. Carlos José Lizarazo on May 2, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Excelente Melissa mil éxitos muchas bendiciones.

  8. Esther de la Rocha on May 2, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Muchas felicidades!!!!

  9. Yolanda De Nigris on May 2, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Felicidades Meli !!

  10. Georgette Andonie Zogbi on May 2, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    Es un agasajo verte bailar es como si flotaras en el aire, te deseo muchos éxitos 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.

  11. Yadira Arambula on May 2, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    excelente !!!

  12. Rafael Villegas on May 2, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Excellent and courageous contestan.

  13. Raúl Mena Raúl Mena on May 2, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Dis shit amazing, better win

  14. Esmeralda Quezada on May 2, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Excelente Melisa, Felicidades!!!

  15. Esmeralda Quezada on May 2, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Genial Meli. Felicidades!!

  16. Jorge Solar on May 3, 2022 at 10:13 am

    You are the best!! 😍

  17. Gloria Misinski on May 3, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Me encantó, porque aparte siento que los instrumentos son como muy puros y naturales. Felicidades!

  18. Leslie Pantin on May 4, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    ¡Muchas felicidades hermosa! Increíble todo lo que haces 😊

  19. Elena Baber on May 7, 2022 at 9:00 am

    La mejor del mundo! Felicidades Meli!! 💕💕💕

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