Travis C.

Travis C.

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Denver, CO

About Travis C.

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Travis teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: November 2007
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

Travis Chastain, classical guitarist, teacher and performer recently completed his Masters of Music at the Lamont School of Music located at the University of Denver, where he also completed his Bachelors of Music in 2009. A native Coloradan, he has established a diverse private guitar studio while performing professionally in weddings, special events, and solo performances throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. He has gained recognition with his musical pursuits in both solo and chamber performances, resulting in numerous honors including his honorable mention in the 2010 Lamont School of Music Chamber Competition. He was accepted into several prestigious music programs including the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Southern California. During the Fall of 2009, Travis studied in Milano, Italy where he performed with various chamber ensembles in Milano and Genoa. Currently, Travis is performing with the Sage Ensemble as one of its founding members, performing as a soloist, and building his private guitar studio of over 40 students while being on the music faculty at Avanti Music Academy and Allegretto Music Lessons LLC.


*** Lesson Details ***
Learning a musical instrument should be a fun and rewarding experience that enriches your life!

With over 7 years of teaching guitar and over 13 years performing, I know that efficient practice habits and solid technique can unlock your inner potential.

As a student of mine, you can expect a fun and challenging learning environment where bad habits will never be an issue. I primarily teach classical guitar, although all styles are welcome!

My curriculum covers the basics of right and left hand technique, sight reading, ensemble playing, music theory, and performance practice.

It is my personal guarantee, with your dedication and hard work, within 3-6 months, you will have a competent grasp of basic guitar technique, note reading and musicality.

I look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,
Travis C.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach primarily at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Lamont school of Music, in their studio spaces and private practice rooms.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide classical guitar footstools, music stands, as well as music theory text books to get started. I require the student to provide their own guitar. I am also available to consult on the purchasing of a guitar.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical Guitar and teach many methods depending on the students needs. I can teach the Suzuki method and the Parkening method but primarily teach out of "Bridges" The Royal Conservatory of Music graded repertoire series.

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Experience

Guitar teacher Jun 2013 - Present
Avanti Music Academy

I teach kids and adults of all ages the art of classical guitar and finding joy in the pursuit of excellence.

Classical Guitar Teacher Jan 2010 - Present
Chastain Studio's

I teach privately at my studio 30-40 students a week.

Education

Master's In Music Degree Sep 2011 - May 2014
University of Denver

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Masters in Music May 2014
University of Denver

I gained my masters in Music in classical guitar performance.

Awards

Honorable mention in 2010 Lamont school of music chamber competition Jan 2011
University of Denver

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association Nov 2014
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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3 Reviews on Travis C.

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Kent D. October 28, 2013
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Travis is a great instructor

Travis has been a great instructor and I am very pleased with the results. He is a great teacher, an amazing guitar player, and is very patient and can handle all of my scheduling issues. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Travis.
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TomR1 July 28, 2012
Really enjoyed taking my first lesson with Travis. He made the experience enjoyable and I could understand clearly what the goals were and what follow up work needed to be done.
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JenniferS4 November 5, 2011
Great experience so far!

I've certainly enjoyed my beginning guitar lessons with Travis. He takes the time to answer my questions and explain things to I understand the music and the best techniques to use. He is also very encouraging and supportive of my just enjoying the guitar, even with mistakes. So far, I am having a great time!