- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I welcome students at any age or skill level ! I focus on classical guitar playing, but can also provide lessons in other styles.
I am very passionate about music and take joy in teaching this art to kids and adults ! I focus on proper technique as well as musicality, and understanding different musical styles and music theory. I am patient, but will also challenge my student to progress naturally. I have been teaching classical guitar for seven years and take great enthusiasm in it. I focus on proper technique which will allow the guitarist to play relaxed and with ease, musicality which is such an essential part of classical guitar music, as well as having a beautiful sound. I will provide exercises to strengthen and progress the students technique as well as fun solo pieces from the guitar repertoire. Duets will also be incorporated which will help the student learning ensemble playing as well.
Looking forward to meeting new students!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- January 2007
Take classical guitar lessons with a seasoned, award-winning and professional classical guitarist! I am an active performer throughout the country as a soloist and member of the Pacific Guitar Ensemble alongside David Tanenbaum and Peppino D'Agostino. I graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and hold bachelor's, master's, and professional studies diplomas. I am currently the classical guitar faculty at the top rated charter Oakland School for the Arts.
I welcome students at any age or skill level! I focus on classical guitar playing but can also provide lessons in other styles.
I am very passionate about music and take joy in teaching this art to kids and adults! I have been teaching classical guitar for over ten years and take great enthusiasm in it. I focus on proper technique, which will allow the guitarist to play relaxed and with ease, musicality, which is such an essential part of classical guitar music, as well as having a beautiful sound. I will provide you with a good approach to guitar playing, including exercises to strengthen your technique and ways to practice in order to build a solid playing foundation. I am patient, but I will also challenge my students to progress naturally.
Tony was awesome. This was my first ever lesson, despite having "played" for many years - Tony was friendly and gentle in his approach to showing me all my bad technique and habits and how to correct them. I'm looking forward to many more lessons and growing my ability through his guidance!+ Read More
Tony is an excellent instructor. His style of teaching emphasizes clear instruction, valuable feedback and attainable goals within a friendly and calm environment. The pieces he chooses for study are appropriately challenging and musically enjoyable. The in-home lessons were very convenient and he was professional in all respects. I recommend him highly!+ Read More
Best of the Best
The most experienced and professional teacher I have ever met .
Tony is a fantastic teacher! His instruction is very clear and he is really patient with this students.
My daughter is thrilled to be studying with him and always looks forward to her lessons. Tony is very personable and pleasant to work with.
If you are serious about classical guitar and would like to develop proper technique -- then I would *highly* recommend Tony. He is an expert in his field and loves his instrument!
I've had two guitar instructors prior to working with Tony. He is by far the best. Not only is he passionate about music and classical guitar, I find him to be a patient instructor who listens and understands his students needs. He has an in-depth knowledge of music theory, a willingness to use various approaches based on student needs, and a talent for playing the guitar at a level which continually inspires you keep learning.+ Read More