Emiliano Trevena

Emiliano T.

Brooklyn, NY

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Emiliano delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Emi began his formal training in jazz guitar with Berklee College of Music mentor and professor Bruce Saunders while attending college preparatory school at St. Stephen’s Episcopal. After graduating high school cum laude, at 18, Emi relocated to New York City where he attended The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on scholarship.

Since arriving to New York, Emi has studied with instrumentalists and composers Dave Douglas, Marcus Strickland, Matt Wilson and Kirk Nurock; guitarists Adam Rogers, Mike Moreno, Peter Bernstein, Nir Felder, Steve Cardenas, Vic Juris, Jack Wilkins, Richard Boukas, and Rory Stuart; and pianists Joanne Brackeen, George Cables, Garry Dial, and Rachel Z. While attending The New School, Emi was a member of the audition based Herbie Hancock Ensemble directed by George Cables and Rory Stuart’s Advanced Rhythm Ensemble where he first met
and collaborated with young rising jazz stars pianist James Francies, vibraphonist Joel Ross, and drummer Jeremy Dutton.

Now an honors graduate, Emi continues gaining recognition in the modern jazz scene as a rising contemporary improviser, composer, and arranger leading/sidemanning gigs and teaching in the greater New York area.

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Guitar and Bass Teacher
Jun 2013 - Present

Jan 2018 - May 2018
Pulse Music NY

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
The Jazz Gallery


Bachelor of Arts (Jazz Performance)
Aug 2014 - May 2018
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Academic Dean's List (7 of 8 semesters)
May 2018
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
The Rev. Charles Abram and Virginia Sumners Music Award
May 2014
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Sullivan Award for Excellence in Guitar
May 2014
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
The Cum Laude Society Certificate
May 2014
The Cum Laude Society
CollegeBoard National Hispanic Scholar
Apr 2013
Instrumental Outstanding Soloist Award
Mar 2012
Crescent City Jazz Festival

Photos & Videos

Performing at West End Lounge (NYC)

Private Home Concert

Recording and Mixing in Texas Studio


2 Reviews

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Harrison Aug 20, 2018
Ear Training · In studio

Wanted to work on my ear training and I was recommended to Emi from a friend in Texas. We set up a call and I learned more in one hour then I have my whole musical career

Sarah Aug 20, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

My 6yo son has been taking guitar lessons for a couple months now and we have been thrilled with how much Emi has helped improve his skills. Would highly recommend

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