Alonso Figueroa
North Hollywood, CA
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Alonso Figueroa

Alonso F.

North Hollywood, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Master of Percussion Performance degree. Percussion is my passion and my first language. I love to help young musicians find their voice in percussion. I have performed solo concerts, and various ensembles in school and as a freelancer around LA with symphonic bands, broadway musical productions and pick-up bands.

For my advanced students, my lessons include theory, audition prep, performance coaching, performance anxiety management, and other "Inner game of music" concepts

About Alonso F.

I have been performing on drums with bands since 2004. Currently, I am collaborating with two original rock bands, I freelance as a percussionist and drummer with orchestras, broadway musicals, pick-up bands, and other ensembles in the LA area.

I have been teaching guitar, piano, drums and percussion privately since 2012. I get acquainted with every student's unique set of skills and personality to develop a curriculum and pace that will engage and challenge them.
Few things are more satisfying than that moment when a student is able to play that lick or song and knowing that I helped them get there.

Whether the instruction is for personal fulfillment as a hobby, professional aspirations, or auditioning for music schools, I have 3 things you can expect from me and 2 things I expect from you.

From me:
1) Fun! My experience learning music was always fun. My teachers often used humor and musical games to help teach concepts and refocus attention on the lesson. My teaching style is greatly informed by that atmosphere.

2) Challenge. There is no learning without challenge. In every lesson we will work on something that will challenge you and get you closer to your goal; a new song, concept, or technique.

3) Custom Lesson Plans. Different ages, different personalities, and different motivations all affect how lessons will be constructed. Lesson plans can range from mostly musical games with technique and music-theory sprinkled in, or the reverse of that.

Expected from you:
1) An understanding that what you get from lessons is what you put into them, or as I like to call it, practice. I do not hold hobbyist students to the same standard as professional students, but I expect all my students to practice as often as t their schedule and situation allows.

2) Questions! Please ask me questions. This will help me streamline your lessons and help me become a better teacher/

Instruction from me includes fundamental technique and applied skills on guitar, drums, piano and percussion; music theory, music reading skills, ear training, music history; study of various musical styles including popular styles, classical, jazz and world music; improvisation, memorization techniques.
Also some non-musical concepts like: motivation, performance anxiety management, developing good practice habits, and body awareness.
I also offer advanced technical studies for drum and percussion students in particular. Guitar and Piano students have the benefit of learning a solid foundation of technique, practice habits, performance anxiety management, theory and ear training.

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Lindsay V
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My son takes drum and piano lessons with Alonso. Alonso is a fantastic music teacher. Alonso is always on time and really allows my son to be engaged with songs that he enjoys! Alonso has taught online and in home and we are very happy with the progress that our son has made with both the drums and the piano with Alonso!

Posted Oct 12, 2020
Jeyme
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Alonso is very good at assessing a students abilities and interests and adjusting lessons accordingly, very patient and encouraging ! My son is on the spectrum and his drumming classes have been a positive outlet for his energy and creativity and general self-control. 😊

Posted Oct 11, 2020
Levy Strande
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Alonso is a great teacher. I used to take piano lessons as a child but that faded. He's been the perfect teacher to help me get back into it and learn more advanced topics. He is very patient and is flexible with scheduling. He works at my pace to make sure that I'm getting the most out of each lesson. In our lessons, the focus is on songs that I am interested in. For anyone trying to get into music for the first time, or anyone who wants to start up again, I highly recommend reaching out to Alonso!

Posted Oct 6, 2020

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Experience

Drums
Nov 2013 - Present

Others

I play drumset professionally with my main creative musical group Others. We perform in the Los Angeles area, and organize concerts at North Hollywood and the Echo Park/Silver Lake area. please visit our website for details, otherslp.com

Private Music Teacher
Apr 2010 - Present

Alonso Figueroa

I have enjoying teaching students music since 2010!

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2016 - Jun 2019

CSU Northiridge

Bachelor of Music
Aug 2013 - May 2016

CSU Northridge

Music AA
Aug 2008 - May 2012

LA Valley College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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