Christian Cruz

Christian C.

Downey, CA

About Christian C.

Christian teaches: Ages 6 to 45
Teaching since: July 2009
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

Christian C. is a guitarist native of Los Angeles. He began playing guitar for over twelve years and has been publicly performing in clubs and recital halls since the age of fifteen. Christian began studying music professionally at Fullerton Community College before receiving his BM from California State University Northridge for Classical Guitar Performance. He currently is attending the Thornton School of Music at USC where he will pursue his Master’s in Music. He has been teaching guitar for over five years and emphasizes fundamental music theory as applied to the guitar technique. His lessons are often energetic and playful without loosing focus of bringing out the inner musician of his students.

Photos and Videos

Promo for CSUN Guitar Program

Experience

Guitar Instructor
Dec 2014 - Present
Music Center

Private instructor in various styles of music.

Student Assistant
Sep 2013 - Present
International Guitar Research Archives

Processing and digitizing guitar collections donated to Oviatt Library at CSU Northridge.

Education

Master's in Music
Aug 2014 - Present
University of Southern California
Bachelor's in Music
Aug 2011 - May 2014
California State University Northridge

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Bickford Award Competition
Dec 2013
American Guitar Society
Randy Rhoads Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Apr 2013
California State University Northridge
Outstanding Senior
Apr 2013
California State University Northridge
Randy Rhoads Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Apr 2012
California State University Northridge
Rose Augustine Memorial Scholarship
Apr 2012
California State University Northridge

5 Reviews on Christian C.

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Isador A. Jan 8, 2016
Verified Student · Classical Guitar · In home
I really appreciated the very detailed start to my lessons. I call tell Mr. Christian is a quality teacher.
-Isidro
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Dong K L. Dec 15, 2014
Verified Student · Classical Guitar · In studio
He is a good teacher for kid. He is a good communicator and have a patience to young kid.
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Lauren B. Aug 6, 2014
· Classical Guitar · In studio
Last year, I had the opportunity to study with Christian at CSU Northridge. Christian is one of the finest musicians I have come across in the years that I have been playing music. Not only does he have impressive skills with the guitar, he also has knowledge in the history of the guitar and music theory. When he was studying at CSUN, I was able to have some lessons with Christian on a baroque piece that was giving me trouble. First, I'd like to mention how patient he was with me when I was frustrated and lost in the music. Also, I was surprised at how much he knew about the music as he explained what was going on in the piece and why. Oh... did I mention that I had some AWESOME results after ONE lesson??? Do yourself the favor and check this guy out!
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Francisco O. Aug 5, 2014
Verified Student · Classical Guitar · In home
Christian has been teaching our two sons (Age 11 and 8) for the summer and has performed wonderfully as both instructor and motivator. His demeanor is excellent with the kids. And I greatly appreciate that he is teaching them music reading, music appreciation and music theory -- not just how to play the guitar. More importantly, the kids are having a great time.
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Victor T. Aug 1, 2014
· Classical Guitar · In studio
Looks and plays like one of the Assad Brothers. Solid guitarist with solid musicianship! If you wanna learn how to shred classical guitar, he's your guy!
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