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I've been teaching music for 15 yrs on guitar, piano, bass, cello and bass. My students have ranged from from 5yrs to 75yrs of age. I have seen many student go on to join orchestras, bands, broadway shows or simply continued their education to a university or college. Being able to read music profeciently has given me the opportunity to teach off many method books but like to use Alfred Method, Mel Bay and Frederick Noad Method books. I teach many styles ranging from classical, jazz & blues, rock, contemporary and pop. I do stress and recommend all my students to learn how to read music and usually by our second or third lesson they will playing simple songs. I am here to help you make music!
I have quite a few Flamenco students.
I generally teach traditional Flamenco, where you will learn the basic Flamenco techniques, strums, rhythms, and palos (styles).
I also teach Noveau Flamenco, which is a hybrid of pop/jazz/flamenco (see Jesse Cook, Ottmar Liebert, etc). If you're interested in learning this style, we'll still do some traditional flamenco to build a foundation, but we'll also examine specific songs, learn the theory behind the songwriting, and work on improvisation and songwriting.
Many of my flamenco students also love to work on a classical Spanish piece or two to improve their picado technique, and this is something I am also good at.
Most all lessons will end with a video tutorial made by me, tailored to your exact lesson so you have good direction on how/what to practice that week.
I have been studying flamenco guitar just as long as I have studied classical guitar.
I know many of the improvisation techniques and ideas in flamenco.
- care of the fingernails
- right hand exercises with the free stroke and rest stroke
- scale studies
- 3, 4, and 5 stroke rasquedo
I teach beginning and intermediate flamenco guitar. We will learn rasgueo patterns, common flamenco scales, chord progressions, and improvising techniques. We will also cover classical techniques and theory that will help in learning flamenco. We will use the book by Juan Martin "El Arte Flamenco de la Guitarra"
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