Juan Parilla, a native of Jerez, is a composer, performer and educator hailing from a family of renowned flamenco dancers, singers and musicians. He began studying flute at the Conservatorio de Música in Jerez and later moved to Madrid to study under Andrés Carreres, a soloist with the National Orchestra of Spain. His career has taken him to the world stages with artists such as Antonio Canales, María Juncal, Lola Greco, Manuela Carrasco, and Farruquito. You can hear his original compositions in his album “Taxdirt” and on the albums of Ketama, Carmen Linares, Manolo Sanlucar and Jose Mercé. He teaches at the Escuela Nueva Músicas, Centro de Flamenco y Danza El Lucero, coordinates the music department at the Centro Superior de Estudios del Flamenco and is the author of the educational book Método Flamenco para Instrumentos Melódicos (The Flamenco Method for Melodic Instruments).