- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 80
- Teaching since:
- June 2013
I'm a very passionate and energetic individual who enjoys working with motivated and energetic students of all ages. Whether an absolute beginner or a more advanced player, we can work on and refine your style depending on your aspirations and goals.
Style: I teach primarily classical and acoustic guitar focusing on contemporary as well as older styles. From Renaissance to Baroque, 18th century and modern, each lesson will be tailored to your needs and ability.
It is important to develop a good right and left hand technique, whether finger-style or by using a pick. It's also important to focus on sight-reading both notation and tab (depending on your level), that way you'll be able to learn songs a lot faster and easier. We will work on ensemble music and practice, so that playing with others is not a completely unknown experience for you.This will also make you grow not only as a guitarist, but also a musician. Performance practice is something that you'll be doing for the rest of your life, therefore performance anxiety is something that affects you both physically and mentally. For that matter, we will focus on maintaining a good posture while playing, that way you can give your best performance while playing.
Lessons: I teach primarily from home, and travel to students' homes when I have to. I have my own guitars, amplifiers and gear. Although I do ask the student to bring the following:
Notebook and a pencil (not pen)
I can provide the sheet music/tab initially, although it's important for the student to purchase his own materials eventually.
Specialties: I focus primarily on three methods (although not exclusive).
1. The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar
2. Pumping Nylon
3."Bridges" guitar series by the Royal Conservatory
Looking forward to hearing from you!
My 13 year old is learning so much from Diego and is always happy when lesson time approaches.