Brian has a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University at Los Angeles and has been teaching classical guitar to students of all ages in the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years. Brian's special talent as a teacher of this challenging instrument is a unique ability that combines patience with enthusiasm and a deep appreciation of the genre to help his students learn, improve and achieve mastery of technique and develop their understanding of the repertoire. Students of all ages are welcome!
Below see Brian's teaching philosophy in his own words:
I focus on four areas that I think are essential to being a good music teacher:
* the uniqueness of each student;
* the fact that enjoyment (fun!) maximizes learning;
* the importance of proper technique and an understanding of music theory to build self-confidence;
* the development of musicianship through performance.
EACH STUDENT IS UNIQUE:
My first interest with each new ...
Can teach classical guitar method, sight reading and performance.
Classical guitar is perfect for the beginner as well as for more seasoned players wanting to expand their musical abilities.
I teach the fundamentals of music for anyone that wants to play classical guitar.
Most music for classical guitar is written in standard notation (sheet music) so reading notes and technique are the focus for my classical lessons.
I have a background in playing from all eras (Romantic, Baroque, Classical, etc.) of music so there is a wide variety of music I can suggest that will be fun for any student.
Note reading, Rhythm, strum patterns, Chord inversions, scales study
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