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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele, Banjo
Born and raised in Santa Maria, CA, Aaron's first musical experiences were on a child size drum set given to him on his 5th Christmas. He later took piano lessons and played the alto saxophone before switching to the guitar at the age of 9 learning his first chords from his father. He played in several local bands in high school playing a range of musical styles from rock, blues, funk, and reggae. Aaron finally took music seriously in college and began taking lessons from Jerry Coelho, a member of the very first graduating class of the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, and Dominic Castillo, a student of Coelho and a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. After studying under these talented individuals, Aaron went on to pursue his education in music where he graduated from San Jose State University in 2004 with a BA in Music. After college, Aaron began work as a freelance musician and guitar teacher, teaching hundreds of students in the San Jose and Bakersfield, CA area. In July 2010 he relocated to San Diego, CA, where he teaches, freelances, and plays guitar in local funk/jazz/rock group Science Fiction Jazz and gypsy/kick stomp outfit Quel Bordel!
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trumpet, Ukulele, Banjo, Trombone, Tuba, Upright Bass
I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. More recently I've also started teaching online lessons via Skype and Google Helpouts with Take Lessons as well.
I received my Bachelor of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University in 2008. During the course of my degree I had a special focus on classical guitar and composition, but completed a program certifying teachers for band, orchestra, choir, and general music from kindergarten to high school. I also received my Level 1 Orff certification (music education for small children) from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.
Bass Guitar, Composition, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Ukulele, Banjo
Orlando-based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and score writing has given Damien the experience and work ethic to share his musical knowledge and abilities with others. Producing 4 cds and appearing on countless others' cds and compilations; Damien can share not only his musical/theoretical talents, but his experience in producing, recording, writing, and performing live.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele, Banjo
Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching methods in both formats. I can transcribe any song or solo for you, and can arrange the music to fit your particular level of skill.
I earned a B.A. in Music Composition and an A.A. in music theory, and have worked as a professional musician since graduation. I play in a variety of bands that cover rock, jazz, surf, oldies, and country, and also write and arrange music for those bands as well as writing my own music that can be heard on my own Youtube channel.
The first song I learned to play was "Pipeline." I own and play several acoustic and electric guitars, as well as ukuleles, mandolins, bass guitars, and lap steel guitars. I'm personable and patient, and my lessons include songs, techniques, and instruction for improving your musical skills. I look forward to meeting you and having fun learning and playing music together.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Banjo
I've been teaching professionally for over ten years and have taught over 200 students of all ages and backgrounds how to play. I've played mostly in rock bands but have also done Classical, Jazz, and Country projects. I play a wide selection of styles including Rock, Pop, Country, Ragtime, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Metal, Church, Renaissance, Punk, and Funk/Soul. (Everything from Bach to Rock to Bachrach). I graduated from the University of Maryland and Excelsior College.
Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Banjo
- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
- 25 years' teaching and performing experience.
- Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."