Javier A.

Javier A.

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Sacramento, CA

About Javier A.

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Male Ages Taught: 5 and up
Female Ages Taught: 5 and up

Overview

My name is Javier and I love to teach !

I am originally from Guanajuato, Mexico and in my last year of high school, I decided to take private piano lessons with a local teacher and it was during this time period that I learned classical pieces by Beethoven and Mozart. I also took music notation and I tried a hand at composing, discovering a new way to communicate in terms of music.

After moving to the USA, I resume my music education, learning new concepts on classical, blues and pop styles, as well as chord progression and accompaniment pieces. After a year and after completing the teacher training program, I started to teach piano from my home studio.

During this time, I took upon myself two more years of intense composition study and experimenting with some of the secrets of this art, which now has become one of my passion. In 2007 I earned a diploma from this institution and in the same year I released two CDs of my own compositions: Van Gogh Sunflower's and Dimes y Diretes.

This year I have enrolled in a music program at the Music Conservatory of San Francisco, where I am expecting to learn and expand my knowledge on technique, performing, and music ensembles.

For six years, I have been teaching successfully from my home studio, teaching students of all ages and with different music backgrounds.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach piano and I specialize in classical and contemporary music styles



I am a strong believer of traditional teaching methods, however, I have learn that we all learn in different ways, so I let my students discover music by teaching them how to relate to the piano first, after they become familiar with the instrument by playing easy but wonderful melodies I start with the process of teaching music notation, scales, chords, analyzing songs, music history, exercises.

I teach all ages, I am very patient and supportive, never pushy but firm with my students goals.

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Me

Experience

Piano Teacher Mar 2001 - Present
Music Tree Piano Studio

I have been teaching successfully from my home studio for total of 12 years.

From 2010 to 2011 I taught Piano at Natomas Music Square

Education

Piano, Music Composition, Music Theory Jun 1995 - Present
Privately and SFO Music Conservatory

Languages Spoken

English/Spanish Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Teacher of the month Jul 2010
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17 Reviews on Javier A.

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giuseppe S. April 14, 2014
Piano
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Javier is a great teacher for kids. My kid loves to take lessons, and he has progressed so much in few months. Great job Javier!!
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Diane K. April 10, 2014
Piano
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Fantastic Teacher

Javier is very knowledgeable, kind and patient teacher. I enjoy my lessons and improve weekly. A relaxed learning environment which I need due to being a over 60 year old student going through my bucket list and deciding this was finally MY time.
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Krista W. January 28, 2014
Piano
good piano teacher

Javier is a patient teacher. Schedule is flexible.
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Darryl R. March 11, 2013
Piano
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Plannig to learn to play the piano was an intimidating feeling. From the begining Javier eased my anxiety. He is very flexible and adjust the lessons to my perofrmance. When I do well we speed on. If I struggle he slows down.

I am so glad I started and that he is my instructor. the experience is encouraging and will probably be the cause for me to continue on for awhile.
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Robert C. January 28, 2013
Excellent teacher and overall great experience

The lessons with Javier have been fantastic. He is very knowledgeable, encouraging, patient, and keen to my needs. He is always in a good mood and that makes for a lighthearted and fun environment which is easy to learn in. He is also very flexible which is great for someone like me who's schedule can change at any time. I would recommend Javier to anyone and I will continue my lessons with Javier for as long as I can afford them.
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CatherineL April 20, 2012
Excellent

He is patient and gives easy to follow lessons for my 4-year old. He knows how to balance pushing a new learning lesson with some fun and games. My daughter is always please when I tell her it's her day to have a lesson.
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KellyF February 28, 2012
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Javier is an excellent teacher. His warm personality and ability to teach makes the lessons that much better. His way of teaching makes things easy to learn and leaves me excited for the next lesson. In just four short lessons, I was able to read enough notes to have played my first short piece. In a nutshell, Javier is awesome!
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MELANIEN August 4, 2011
AWESOME PIANO INSTRUCTOR!!!

JAVIER IS A VERY GOOD PIANO INSTRUCTOR,VERY PROFESSIONAL ,AND MY KIDS IS ALWAYS EXCITED TO LEARN NEW LESSONS EACH WEEK.I WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
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JonH March 30, 2011
Javier has been great to work with.
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AsamiD March 11, 2011
excellent teacher

Javier is not only a great pianist but also very kind, understanding, and patient. i am really lucky to have him as my teacher. Highly recommended!