Marco Panascia holds a bachelor's degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and a master's degree from the Manhattan School Of Music in New York City, where he studied on a merit-based full tuition scholarship. He was also classically trained on piano and double bass for eleven years, in his home country of Italy, and completed his education on the bandstand, playing thousands of gigs and concerts in three continents over the past twenty years. He has taught privately since 1991.
Here are some of the teachers that Marco Panascia has learned from over the years:
ELECTRIC BASS: Carol Kaye, Nathan East, Bruce Gertz, Dario Deidda, Enrico Scandurra.
DOUBLE BASS: Ron Carter, Bertram Turetzky, Rufus Reid, Harvie S, Jay Anderson, Dave Santoro, Whit Browne, John Lockwood, Dave Hollender, Sebastiano Nicotra.
JAZZ IMPROVISATION: Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Dr. David Baker, Hal Crook, James Moody, Hal Crook, Danilo Perez, Dr. Nathan Davis, Phil Markowitz, Garry Dial, Ed Tomassi, Phil Wilson, JoAnne Brackeen, Bill Pierce.