Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele
I have been composing, recording and performing music since 2000. I first started playing in 1996 on the trumpet, but it wasn’t until I got my first bass that I became a musician. Since then, music has been my everything.
I was accepted as a bassist into the Applied Music Program at Mesa College where I studied with local legend Bob Magnusson. I studied music theory and ear training and played in classical and jazz ensembles for two years.
I have been working as a musician in San Diego for the last 7 years. Most of my work has been as a bassist in a variety of styles such as blues, latin fusion and afrobeat. I also play solo acts on guitar and ukulele. I have played in cover bands, but get the most satisfaction out of making original music with friends.
I am open to music of all styles and have played everything from punk to funk, Bach to Sam Cooke. I still love to rock out, but most enjoy music that is simple yet interesting.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting, Harmonica
I have been performing/writing music all of my life. I started as a boy living in New England playing clarinet, piano, trumpet, guitar and bass. In my teens I focused on working with other musicians and formed musical groups that have performed all over the world, American styles of music such as Blues, Country, Rock and Jazz both standards and originals. If you are like me you hear music in your head, This is the music I strive to help bring out of my students, if you don't hear music in your head keep after it you will eventually.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I have been teaching in public schools for more than 15 years and have played for award winning bands. With me you will sound great on the guitar in a short period of time even if you are a beginner. You will learn everything from simple chords and strumming to screaming leads.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
They're both pop music! One just happens to be 200 years old.
Berklee College of Music graduate from Boston, MA with a passion for all genres, though mainly popular music. For me, music has always been about having fun and doing what feels natural, and I try to pass this on to my students.
In all seriousness, if it's not fun, why do it?
I'm super laid back, but I refuse to let you spend your money, or someone else's, on lessons like it's going out of style. I believe that the more fun you have with music, the more you'll want to play, and as a result, the better a musician you will become.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of
music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's
fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I
started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the
huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in
place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection.
After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved
me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the
drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the guitar.
On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the
guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up
a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the
sitar and, once again, the drums. After only a few years of
practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar.
Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience
that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music
is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way
to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to
be a musician, not just a technician.
Drum, Guitar, Language, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Spanish
I truly enjoy teaching and have many years of experience teaching students of all levels and ages.
I try to teach my students how important it is to listen to themselves play. When appropriate, I bring a guitar or bass (depending on the student's need) and help the student learn how drums relate to the rest of the music. I want all of my students to enjoy playing and to have music as a tool for life: one that helps them express themselves, think creatively, learn specific and technical skills, and grow musically. I believe all people can benefit from learning to play an instrument. If you or your child believe that music can provide a new way to find meaning and joy in life while learning a valuable skill, please contact me.
In addition, I have successfully taught many students who have had trouble in school due to lack of motivation and/or learning disabilities. Drum/percussion lessons have reawakened these discouraged students' desire to learn and I am happy to adjust my teaching style for any disabilities or difficulties a student may have. I am happy to provide references from parents whose children were struggling in other areas of life and who looked forward to a music lesson when all else seemed to be a chore.
More information: My recent recordings include top-selling Mexican pop artist Yuridia's newest album, Entre Mariposas, produced by his longtime collaborator Javier Calderon, and I have shared credits with Kenny Aronoff and James East.
Winner , San Diego Music Awards with the band Skelpin.
Percussionist of Manolito Gypsy (Gypsy Kings).
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