Florin Murarescu

Florin M.

Chicago, IL

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

Teaching since:
June 2001

I am an experienced guitar teacher / player with a BA in Instrumental performance and an MFA degree in Composition.
I have experience teaching all levels, in various styles (Basic theory, Improvisation, Jazz, Blues, Rock/Fusion, Classical Guitar) and I have taught students ranging in age from 6 to 55.
From August 2008 'till May 2010 I was a full-time teacher at Fun with Music in Chicago
I have studied in Chicago with Frank Dawson (Chicago Jazz Ensemble), Norman Ruiz (classical guitarist), David Bloom (Bloom School of Jazz), Peter Lerner and Bill Boris (guitar theory & improvisation).
I have shared stage with major names from the Chicago Jazz and Blues scene like George Freeman, Ari Brown Quartet, Clyde “Lightning” George.
I am also experienced in teaching music theory, orchestration & composition.


*** Lesson Details ***
For a beginner student at any age I try to shape my lessons in such a way that the student gets more familiar with the instrument in a pleasant way as much as possible. I am laid back when necessary and especially for a beginner I try to use more than one method so that when difficulty appears I may try to switch gears so that the student still finds it exciting to practice or to finish their assignments. A lot of times this becomes possible when, let's say, practicing a scale can be put aside and playing a few chords from the student's most favorite song is done instead. Then the interest and the joy of playing is still high for them.
For a more advanced student I can also be strict when, for example, improvising requires an extra amount of effort by studying alternative guitar techniques.
I use different curriculum materials, from the Carcassi method book in classical guitar to Berklee College material for an advanced student or from various 'Guitar for beginners' materials or books to simply deconstructing various songs or tunes and playing them at the student's request.


*** Studio Equipment ***
Has full recording studio set up in his apartment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
guitar(s), books, CDs,

*** Specialties ***
Basic theory, Improvisation, Jazz, Blues, Rock/Fusion,
Classical Guitar

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Experience

Guitar teacher
Aug 2007 - Present
Fun with music

Education

MFA
Sep 2008 - Jul 2010
Columbia College Chicago
Guitar performance
Sep 2005 - Jul 2008
Columbia College Chicago
Classical guitar
Jun 2007 - Jul 2007
Columbia college
Jazz guitar
Sep 2004 - Jun 2005
Bloom School of Jazz - Chicago

Languages

english
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Romanian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

"Clase magistral"
Jul 2007
Festival de la Guitarra de Cordoba

Master classes with Pat Metheny and Roland Dyens at
Festival de la Guitarra de Cordoba - 2007

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jul 2010

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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2 Reviews

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Srujesh S. Sep 9, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Florin is a great instructor, I'm looking forward to future lessons.

Agnieszka B. Jan 13, 2015
Guitar · In home

He is a great teacher. He is always on time, very organized and my son really enjoys guitar lessons with him.

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