Christopher Hernandez

Christopher H.

Austin, TX
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About Christopher H.

I started learning guitar at the tender age of six and began playing piano and guitar in church choir from age twelve. Before too long I was handling weddings and playing happy hour at local bars. At one time or another I may have had a Jimi Hendrix cover band. In college I worked for many years under the classical guitar tutelage of Benito Ramos. I studied piano and Music Theory under Dr. Bruce JG Kotowich, Dr. Dan Keast, Dr. Kathryn Hoppe among others. I've played many of the local music venues in Austin. My musical journey was a stubborn one. I refused to learn to read music until I was forced to because all my musical heroes couldn't read. Honestly I think it makes me a good teacher because I know both sides. Also I am an autodidact; most of what I know I learned listening to albums over and over and imitating what I heard.

*** Lesson Details ***
With many years of teaching experience, my approach is warm and encouraging, while systematic and goal oriented. I "teach the piece" and that is almost always something the student is into musically. Learning to play music is first; reading and theory come up as needed.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ guitars (acoustic/classical), ukuleles, harmonicas, piano, and seating for parents. 1 cat kept separate.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide Classical Guitar, Ukulele, Various Harmonicas. Students should have a guitar or piano or at least one harmonica in the key of C preferably.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in American Folk guitar especially fingerpicking and flatpicking from Woody Guthrie to Bert Jansch. I specialize in Argentinian Classical guitar such as Astor Piazzolla and Quique Sinesi. I specialize in playing and programming synths; I've worked with the Moog, Waldorf Microwave and Dave Smith Instruments Mopho at an advanced level. I also am proficient in Jazz upright bass. I am proficient in Blues harmonica and can play Little Walter and Junior Wells.


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