André Carvalho

André C.

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I'm a motivated and good listener teacher who loves to see his students accomplish their objectives. I have a Masters degree in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor in Classical Double Bass from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. I'm a active musician, both as a leader of my projects as well as sideman. I have played all around Europe, Egypt as well as much around in the new York area. I have also released two albums under my name, composing all the music in both of them.

I have been teaching for 4 years. Right after finishing my Bachelor degree, I started teaching in two music schools in Portugal: Academia de Amadores de Música (one of the most important music schools in Lisbon) and ESTAL. I have also made part of the staff of the Conservatório de Música of Azores, where I traveled monthly to teach local students. I have taught double bass, music theory and conducted the school's orchestra. Since I moved to New York, I taught through the Manhattan School of Music Outreach Department, teaching young students about Jazz and Improvisation. I have also taught privately in my home studio, both bass and double bass as well as piano and theory.

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Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

First of all, I want to know what are the students wills and objectives in music. Understand why they want to learn music and what are their interests. This is a major thing to me, to know the student. After that, I work my way by giving the student material that will improve their skills and knowledge. This can be done by several methods (classical, Jazz, etc) that I have or by assignments that I will create in order to solve specific problems. I also want to focus on specific music interests that the student have, by giving repertoire and musical examples that will motivated them.

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Experience

Private Teacher
Aug 2012 - Present

Private Teacher

I have been teaching privately Double Bass, Electric Bass, Piano, Music Theory, Ensemble and Composition.

Teacher
Aug 2012 - Aug 2016

Academia de Amadores de Música - Lisbon

Double Bass, Theory, Ensemble and Orchestra Teacher


Education

Master in Jazz Performance - Double Bass
Sep 2014 - Jul 2016

Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor in Double Bass (Classical)
Sep 2008 - Jul 2012

University of Music - Vienna, Austria


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency


Certifications

Master in Jazz Performance - Double Bass
Jul 2016

Manhattan School of Music


Awards

GDA Foundation Grant
Nov 2013

GDA Foundation


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