Damien Simon

Damien S.

Orlando, FL

About Damien S.

Background check: Last verified 08/15/2016
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Damien teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 1997
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Orlando-based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and score writing has given Damien the experience and work ethic to share his musical knowledge and abilities with others. Producing 4 cds and appearing on countless others' cds and compilations; Damien can share not only his musical/theoretical talents, but his experience in producing, recording, writing, and performing live.

*** Lesson Details ***
Damien is a very patient and moderately, laid back teacher. He will teach what you want to learn, yet give you suggestions on other avenues to approach. Basics lead to complete knowledge of any subject. Starting from the beginning of what a student knows and moving forward step by step will only lead to perfection in their lessons. Having fun doing this, is the only way to keep a student focused and progressing. Enjoyment is the number one focus of Damien's lessons. If a student isn't enjoying and having fun with their lessons then they will not progress.
Damien teaches ages of 5-99. You are never too young or old to learn. Damien's main focus is guitar and music theory

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect the student to provide their own guitar (if necessary) and a notebook
I have private parking for my students, so they don't have to worry about parking, ever !
*** Specialties ***
I have been taught, on a college level, of classical, jazz, ethnic musics. I specialize in guitar, theory, composition.

Photos and Videos

Damien and Sarah Overton, live at the Blue Bamboo. Orlando, FL Oct.26, 2016

Experience

Live Concert Guitarist

Jan 1990 - Present
Damien S.

I continuously play live guitar concerts in various venues for various events.

Music Teacher / Performer / Composer

Jun 1986 - Present
Damien S.

I have been teaching, performing and/or writing music score for over 25 years.

Education

Post Grad Musicology

Aug 1994 - Jun 1995
University College Dublin

BFA Studio Composition

Sep 1990 - May 1994
SUNY Purchase
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28 Reviews on Damien S.

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Jackie Oct 10, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Damien is a fun, kind and extremely patient teacher. He structures lessons well and makes sure you understand why you're doing/learning certain things. He knows how to keep lessons interesting yet helpful.
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Faith W. Aug 25, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Very good and helpful. Super nice. Learned a lot after one lesson.
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Esther C. Jul 20, 2016
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I was super nervous when I went to my first lesson, but Damien was very reassuring and helpful. He asked a lot of questions to find out where I was at, and then from there he started teaching me. So far, I think he's a great teacher and will help me reach my goals.
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Lisa M. Jul 6, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have been with Damien a little over a year. I have learn a lot about music from reading sheet music to playing the guitar. Damien is very knowledgeable (guitar, banjo, piano, and more.) and works with you through any problems with a smile. I would recommend him to any one that is looking for a great music teacher.
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Zach W. May 17, 2016
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
Damien is very chill and fun to work with. He is able to adapt his teaching to your skill level, and I have seen a significant improvement since I began working with him.
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Anibal May 16, 2016
Classical Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Very systematic and logical
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walter Mar 10, 2016
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
I was a bit apprehensive about taking lessons online but through Skype, the teacher/student relationship worked out just fine. Damien is very patient and encouraging for a beginner like me and I felt that I accomplished much more in the first lesson than I could have hoped for.
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Cory Feb 21, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
great first time experience for my son! looking forward to future sessions.
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Andy T. Feb 15, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Fantastic!!!!!
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Andy T. Feb 15, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Fantastic!!!!!
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