Al Tobon

Al T.

Houston, TX
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About

Al passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Al delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

If you're not excited about playing the guitar after our first lesson, then I have not done my job. Lessons with me are Risk Free - 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or your money back.
This is not a job for me, but a mission to create lovers of music that can express themselves through the power of guitar.

I'm a Houston Folk Singer and Songwriter, music producer, and teacher who just released his first album.

I find joy in helping students find their own voices and unlock their creative potential.

If you'd like to learn more, please visit my website at altobontunes.com.

I look forward to meeting you!

Experience

Music Producer
Oct 2015 - Present
Al Tobon Tunes

Wrote, performed, and recorded my debut album. Instruments incluided:

-Bass guitar
-Electric/acoustic guitar
-Vocals
-Synthesizer and Piano
-Percussion

Bassist
Mar 2008 - Present
Friendswood Friends Church

Played bass for Youth Group Band and for general congregation.

Internal Auditor
Jan 2014 - Oct 2015
Quanta Services, Inc.

Objectively evaluated internal controls pertaining to Information Systems across 40+ Operating Units (domestic and international) to ensure they aligned with in-house standards and Sarbanes-Oxley.

The job placed an emphasis on personal integrity, discipline, and interpersonal communication.

I left the corporate world to pursue my passion for music.

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Bassist
Sep 2009 - Apr 2011
Pile of Rocks

Played bass and composed for the local band Pile of Rocks.
Performed at Battle of the Bands and placed second.
Was asked the following year to return and perform as a guest act.

Lacrosse Coach
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Friendswood Youth Lacrosse

Coached Lacrosse for grades 4-6. Tought children technique and discipline and went on to go undefeated.

Bassist
Sep 2008 - Apr 2009
Aye Aye, Jupiter

Played bass and composed for the local band Aye, Aye Jupiter.
Performed at Battle of the Bands and placed second.

Education

Guitar and Bass
Mar 2002 - Present
Various mentors, resources, and self teaching
Accounting
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
Louisiana State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Memes
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CPR Certified
Oct 2015
Red Cross

Awards

Dean's List
Mar 2013
Louisiana State University
Second Place
Apr 2010
Friendswood Battle of the Bands
Second Place
Apr 2009
Friendswood Battle of the Bands

Affiliations

Golden Key International Honor Society
Aug 2007

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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Photos & Videos

Project I did with artist Jacob Melgren.
Photo by Al T.

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8 Reviews

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Xavier K. Apr 3, 2017
Guitar · In home

My son absolutly loves his weekly lessons Al is great with him. He is ALWAYS on time, and makes the lessons fun and interesting for my 11 yr old.

Krrish Jan 4, 2017
Guitar · In home

My son, Krrish, had a fantastic lesson from Mr Al, and we have been nothing but proud of the fact that we are getting our sons to learn from Al.

pavan Dec 30, 2016
Guitar · In home

Al is a very good techer

Jacob Nov 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I have had the pleasure of playing and collaborating with Al for the better part of 6 years and in that time I have come to know him as a friend and mentor. Al's ability to simplify a concept into easily understandable principles has proved invaluable to me in my own growth as a musician. Although already experienced with guitar, with Al's help I was able to understand music in a new way and reinvigorate my methods. Al's expertise reaches far beyond bass and into many other aspects of music that provide a breadth to anything he teaches. He has always been very kind and understanding while still holding me to high standards and I really appreciate his way of teaching through application. I would definitely recommend Al's lessons to anyone new to bass or music in general.

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Audra Nov 20, 2016
Guitar · In home

Andrew is a super nice guy and really easy to work with. He really knows what he is talking about when it comes to music. He plays almost every instrument that I know the name of and plays it super well. Over the past few years I have seen him acquire new instruments and learn them really fast. His ability to teach himself will make it easier for him to teach you. I have never had him as a teacher but I can say with 100% certainty that he is very talented and very patient and will be a great teacher. I hope you will take a chance with him. You really can't beat his prices! Also if you want to be his favorite, bring him coffee, then he'll love you forever! :)

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Dei Nov 18, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Andrew is a talented musician and a skilled teacher. He can pick up pretty much any kind of stringed instrument and just start playing it! His passion for music makes lessons a lot of fun. I was surprised how quickly I could start playing! His style is a healthy combination of drills and actual playing, so you get the technique but don't get bored or frustrated because you're still learning how to play little melodies. He's very good at explaining things in several different terms depending on your technical background. His explanations of technique and theory have helped me understand music in new ways. You will love working with Andrew and improve your skill level no matter what your musical background.

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Tyler Nov 17, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

I can not recommend Andrew highly enough. He is a fantastic mentor and teacher. I have learned from Andrew for several years. Much more than technique and skill, Andrew's lessons teach dedication and bring out passion. Always encouraging and truly passionate about music and teaching others.

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Philip Nov 17, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

I've had my fair share of times of jamming with people, but I've never had more fun jamming than when I am jamming with Al. His ability to improv is incredible and he has spent a long while backing up his musical talent with musical theory. I would strongly recommend anyone looking for bass guitar lessons to take lessons with him.

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