Brian Rodriguez

Brian R.

Whittier, CA

About Brian R.

Background check: Last verified 05/19/2016
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Brian teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: 2014
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Based in Los Angeles, California, Brian is an up and coming guitarist and composer. He started playing electric guitar at the age of 13. In high school he began studying classical guitar and later went on to attend Loyola Marymount University under the instruction of Martha Masters, winner of the 2000 GFA International Solo Competition and current president of the Guitar Foundation of America. At LMU Brian took up an interest in composing for film after taking a class from film composer Charles Bernstein. Brian currently plays Rhythm/Lead guitar for the band Surface Streets. Brian is currently enrolled at the USC where he will be working toward his Masters in Classical Guitar performance. At USC Brian will be studying with Grammy award winning artists Scott Tennant and William Kanengiser from the LAGQ.

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Littlefoot (Film Composition)


Master of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance

May 2016 - Present
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Aug 2012 - May 2016
Loyola Marymount University
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2 Reviews on Brian R.

Alisna May 23, 2016
I spent 16 years of my life on a competitive dance team, traveling all throughout California and Nevada to perform and compete in ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical. I have plenty of experience with professional dancers coming in to teach a Master's class, and having that 'it's so easy. Why can't you do it?' attitude, where they simple answer questions about how to do something with 'Like this. You just kind of do it.' Brian is NOT that way. For a couple of months Brian gave me lessons as part of an assignment he needed to complete for one of his music classes. I struggled a lot, but Brian always remained patient with me. He is a very good and helpful teacher, providing weekly exercises, as well as tips and tricks along the way. At the end of the semester, I performed a piece for his music class, and later had the opportunity to watch Brian play, too. He blew me away! Typically, the saying goes "Those that can't do, teach," however this is not the case with Brian; he can do both! If you're looking for a teacher that is the perfect balance between patient and challenging, Brian is the way to go!
Sierra May 16, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
After hearing Brian play classical guitar at Loyola Marymount, I was in awe. Brian's passion for music inspired me to pick up the guitar and learn how to play myself. During our lessons, he believed in me even when I was feeling discouraged and he sat with me until I got a handle on the techniques. He is extremely knowledgeable and well rounded and holds his students to a high standard. He encouraged me to always do my best work and I learned so much with him. It is with the utmost respect that I recommend studying with Brian; you won't be disappointed!
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