Bass Guitar

Levels Taught: Beginner - Intermediate

Reading bass staff, chord patterns and bass theory.

About Ruben D.

Background Check: Last verified 09/20/2013
Ruben passed a background check on 09/20/2013 that included the following:
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Male Ages Taught: 6 to 50
Female Ages Taught: 6 to 50


Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. From University Professors to Street Corner Musicians, I have gathered much knowledge on how to play music. Applying that knowledge to my guitar playing has opened up many doors of opportunity and has made my life very interesting. One of my talents is to take complicated ideas and convey them in easy to understand ideas for my students. I now wish to share all my knowledge and experiences with you to enjoy a life of music.
Students of mine have been able to create their own music to record and perform. Ensembles that I have directed have performed at many local venues. I have also invited students to join me at my performances to help them become more confident in their playing.

I have been teaching guitar professionally since 2001 and performing professionally since 1994.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is custom made to directly benefit each student. The music the student enjoys listening to, is explored to identify what skills are needed to play that music on their instrument. Exercises are then tailored to give students the finger strength and dexterity to directly attain those needed skills.

Favorite songs are also examined to understand the musical theory concepts that were used to create those songs. Once those concepts are understood there is no stopping the student from creating their own music.

Parents and guardians are more than welcome to be part of the process. Involving parents in their children's education is my pleasure. My studio has a comfortable waiting area where you can wait until the lesson is done. Questions are always appreciated.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two chairs, music, computer, internet, digital recording equipment, guitar, guitar amps, parents can sit in on lesson, bass, ukulele.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide whatever is necessary. Student should provide their instrument, music stand, and two chairs. Access to electrical outlet not mandatory.

*** Specialties ***
Latin, Rock, Blues, Classical

Photos and Videos

Standard guitar tuning

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Ruben has been an excellent instructor. Very patient and very knowledgeable. He is also flexible in that he allows me to "dabble" in various areas of instruction. He provides excellent suggestions that can be used outside of the class room environment. So far all suggestions have been very helpful in advancing my progress. I highly recommend! December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Teacher, Great Learning Environment I've dabbled and noodled around playing guitar for about 10 years but never took it seriously. I still don't want to take it seriously but Ruben is helping me get over some learning humps that have always overwhelmed me in the past. Patient and very knowledgeable which is suiting my learning style very well. I would highly recommend. August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent instructor I have had two children take lessons from Reuben and he was great with both of them. They enjoyed going to lessons. May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ruben is great! Ruben is very patient, friendly and knowledgeable. He makes each ukulele lesson fun and interesting. The time just flies by during our sessions. I would highly recommend Ruben for anyone looking for a teacher who is fun, easy-going and very knowledgeable. He sure is teaching this old dog new tricks! Thanks Ruben! May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Ruben has a great teaching ability, both kind and assertive, intuitive as well motivating. November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for a beginner like me Ruben has been patient with me and he has a easy going personality. October 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ruben is an amazing teacher and he is wonderful with my daughter. She has learned so much in a short time and looks forward to each lesson. June 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ruben is great! My daughter has had 3 guitar lessions with Ruben so far and she love it! He is a great teacher, very patient, and makes her want to learn. I would highly recommend him January 12, 2012