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He completed his Masters of Music in Piano Performance with a scholarship from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Il. Renowned Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio and Dr. Ludmila Lazard were his advisers and professors. In addition, during his program at Roosevelt University, Jesus took a course aimed at developing figure base and harpsichord performance with Dr. David Schrader.
In 2012 he was certified piano Suzuki teacher by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Jesus performs solo recitals and lieder by Rachmaninoff, Shubert, and Schumann with his wife the soprano Darina Assenova in festivals such as “Shubertiade”, which is organized by Pianoforte Foundation in Chicago and Make Music Chicago.
He often performs in Cultural Festivals in Mexico and United States and has performed with major orchestras as a soloist and as accompanist.
All his piano students are active as performers. Jesus always encourages them to perform in public, looking for piano festivals, competitions, recitals, auditions and any opportunities where they can showcase their talent. His students have been accepted in pre-college music schools in Chicago.
*** Lesson Details ***
I focus on the basic piano technique skills when I start with a new student, it includes good posture of the body, good hand shape, firm fingertips, loose arm weight, good position of each finger, and flexible wrist. I always look for a rich tone production when playing each key of the keyboard in order to create a beautiful musical discourse throughout the piano piece.
When the student is from 3 to 6 years old I use the Suzuki method. When the student is older than 6 I combine the traditional and Suzuki method having great results with the student's performances.
My Philosophy: All my students learn to play piano in an artistry, confident, and joyful way.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in living room with upright piano, couches, bookshelves, etc. Parents can sit in on lessons.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide copies of some piano works. But I also expect my students to buy their own books and have their own instrument.
*** Specialties ***
For beginners, I use either the Faber or Thomson method. I can teach the Suzuki method too. I specialize in Classical music, but I can also teach pop music for piano.
· Piano · In home
· Piano · In home
· Piano · In studio
I currently teach private guitar lessons, sing and play guitar in the Chicago rock band Dead Parade, and transcribe music professionally for a wide variety of clients. Occasionally, I write articles or do interviews that appear in magazines such as Guitar World. In the past, I worked for 8 years as a guitar teacher, transcriber, consultant, and free-lance writer for a popular subscription guitar site. I also served as a guitar instructor/lecturer at Capital University's Community Music Sc
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
· Blues Guitar · Online
He communicates so well..cannot imagine having a different instructor..Thank Matt!!
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
· Classical Guitar · In home
· Classical Guitar · In studio
His music has been licensed and used by numerous companies such as Discovery Channel, Wynn Resorts, Universal, Sea World, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz, Bose Audio to name a few.
He currently produces for multiple Billboard charting dance and pop acts who have received multiple iTunes top 100 dance and Billboard charting singles. TakeLesson's recently published this article by Nick titled "15 Things You Must Do to Make it in the Music Industry": http://bit.ly/1LNR0J4
Nick is a long time voting member of NARAS, The Grammy’s, and is currently active within the Chicago Chapter.
In Nick's lessons you will learn:
– Techniques used in creating exceptional productions and mixes
– Introduction to DAW's (Digital Audio Workstations)
– Laying the foundation for a successful song within a DAW
– Song construction, top line melody and lyric writing
– Working with vocals and vocalists
– Recording all the elements, making the right choices
– Mixing, effect processing and learning objectivity
– Mastering and finalizing your project
– Exposure, getting your track heard. The do’s and don'ts of the music industry
– Follow up. Keep producing and creating from what you have learned. I can be a valuable team member for you and add you to my business network.
· Composition · In studio
· Songwriting · In studio
· Audio Engineering · In studio
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My guitar lessons do not have a set curriculum, because the curriculum is made individually for each student, depending on their goals, strengths, and interests. I have always strived for my guitar lessons and teaching style to bring the student to the point that they truly want to be at. Many other teachers and music schools will teach you strands of information that may have been interesting to them, but the same might not be true for the student. We are all individuals and have different tastes, and the lesson plans must take that into account. I am here to help students achieve their goals and desires on the instrument, and that is why my lessons stand out.
My studio is located in Glen Ellyn, IL and has all the equipment to help making guitar has easy as it can be.
-Amps, Cords, Strings etc.
-Books and Sheet Music
-Logic/Pro Tools/Finale and other music software
I have played guitar in professionally produced musicals such as "Godspell" and "Once Upon A Mattress." I have also been a pit guitarist for high school and middle school show choirs, requiring excellent reading skills and on the spot adaptation to changes.
· Guitar · Online
In case you have any doubts on what teacher to select, go watch his videos. He is a monster player with lots of singing in his note choice and phrasing. He is a top musician.
· Guitar · In studio
· Guitar · In studio
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