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Acoustic Guitar, Arrangment and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Marimba, Piano, Synthesizer, Xylophone, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
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I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 17 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.
I am available to teach guitar(acoustic, electric, classical) for all levels, ages, and styles(pop to folk, rock to soul, world to classical) in English, Spanish and Japanese.
Other subjects taught include bass guitar, keyboard, harmonium, classical percussion, music theory, composition(all styles from pop to classical), ear training, and studio production/engineering/mixing.
Born in Cali, Colombia on April 1979, I began my musical endeavors studying the piano at the age of 6. Early on I had the opportunity to play percussion in the school symphony while at the same time developed an intense interest in the instrument that would become my true love, the guitar.
During 1996-98 I studied jazz guitar at the New World School of the Arts music program under the direction of J.B. Dyas and Dr. Roby George. Upon graduation, I was immediately accepted to the University of Miami jazz guitar program under the direction of Randall Dollahan. It was during this time that I also refined my skills as a classical guitarist and as a composer/arranger. In addition, I began passing my knowledge onto friends and eventually began working as a teacher.
My ability to play almost any genre of music is the fruit of past experience playing with an impressive variety of music groups, including jazz combos, symphony orchestras, Andean world music ensembles, and several rock and pop groups as well. As a studio guitarist I have recorded for various artists including Jaci Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Alexandre Pires, and Noelia.
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Country Guitar, Drum, Ear Training, Elementary Math, Guitar, Singing, Stage Performance, Vocal Training, Classical Guitar, English, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Reading, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Harmonica
My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 25 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.
I've networked and/or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends:
1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2.) Lynn Sorensen- Bad Company/KZOK's Spike & Impalers
3.) Queensryche guitarist Donny Evola - Queensryche/Geoff Tate/ Foghat
4.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose
5.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Queensryche
I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles.
I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW.
Congrats Rog. U Earned It, & inspire myself, & others everyday. You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules. This is how you develop your own unique style. And it's what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.
But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's okay too!
I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students.
That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians.
Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...
Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!
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Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Spanish, Cello, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Reading, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Upright Bass
Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15 albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. and I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.
Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Theory
Was born in Brazil in 1974. At age of 8, he began guitar studies at the Villa Lobos Conservatory where he completed the 7 years course. During the period from 1994 to 1996 he studied with Luiz Claudio Ferreira at School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná – Brazil where he earned the Bachelors degree in performance.
Mr. Loyola has been in the most important guitar events in the states such Guitar Foundation of America (CA), Stetson International Guitar Workshop (FL) and Guitar Symposium (GA). His activities as an instructor, clinician and performer have been intense and he has received great recognition.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
As a teacher / clinician, Byron has taught hundreds at schools, colleges, privately and as a contract artist for the State of California. He was on faculty at academically elite Deep Springs College for several years until moving from that area; he is currently on faculty at California College of Music in Pasadena. Players of all levels and styles benefit from his private instruction online via video-chat technology. He teaches all Fretted Instruments, Keyboards, Vocals, and non-instrument-specific musical curricula to players of all instruments.
He teaches all levels and styles, from absolute beginners to seasoned pros who need to break off their plateaus.
Professionally, Byron has worked with Melanie, Michael MacDonald, Keith Emerson, Frank Stallone, Tiffany, Michael McKnight, Billy Davis Jr, Barry Coffing, Tim Bogert and a slew of other Grammy winners and #1 hit artists in the studio and on stage; as a Composer / Arranger / Producer, he's scored many hours of footage for Film and TV and written, arranged and produced every style for live shows and records. He's worked with NBC, FOX, Discovery, ABC, Warner, Motown etc. and has been on many live international TV concert broadcasts, movies and TV shows; he's been musical director of a $250,000.00 theatrical musical's 3-month run, written a symphony and conducted its premier. In 2010, he spearheaded the writing of a major-label rock opera by an international team with multiple platinum records and number-one hits under its belt.
Having 'dabbled' on piano from babyhood, Byron officially commenced his musical escapades on ukulele at 3, guitar at five and began formal education on piano at nine with acclaimed Bay Area concert pianist Gloria Dolan. His real education began at 21, at Grove School of Music, where he attended the much-lauded Composing / Arranging Program and was very fortunate to have instructors Sammy Nestico (orchestration), Diz Mullins (copying), Lalo Schifrin (thematic development), Henry Mancini (music business), Dick Grove (Composing /Arranging) Tom Scott, etc. He also studied improv with Russell Tuttle, staff guitarist with Columbia.
Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trumpet
I am a two-time GRAMMY nominated Music Educator (2014, 2015), Schecter Guitar Research endorsee, and I play/teach 6, 7, 8, and 9 string guitars. I have an Austin Music Award for Best Teen Band of 2007, and was the youngest person to be inducted into the Progressive Rock Hall of Fame at the age of 17. I have performed with notable acts like Three 6 Mafia, Oran "Juice" Jones, Kreator, Anthrax. I have been featured in Relics Magazine, as well as News 8 and Fox 7. I have performed at NAMM while endorsing Dan'l Guitars and I have performed at SXSW since I was 16. I am a Berklee College of Music alumni, and I am a signed Warner Bros. Records recording artist.
"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."