Fernando R.

Fernando R.

Bishop, CA

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Fernando delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
November 2009

Over 25 years of musical training including 18 years of guitar playing. I have performed in various settings spanning from backyard party bands to corporate worship gigs. With an extensive background in music production and recording to boot! My life is surrounded by music and learning.

My teaching methods are simple and fun. You learn what you want at a pace that is suitable for you. I will do my best to infuse your lessons with more than just technique. Music is a language that comes very naturally to people who truly want to learn. Your instrument is your new voice. I'm here to help you form words, sentences, and more importantly ideas!

PLAY LIKE YOU MEAN IT! I'll teach you how.

*** Lesson Details ***
Learn to read the natural notes in first position, then quickly move on to building chords without using a guitar neck diagram. This will help you really understand the basis of fret-board theory. After you have the Aha! Moment we move on to more chords, strum patterns, songs, and Pop music of your choice! It is so important for guitarist to know what they are doing rather than just press where a diagram tells you to. Learn how to create chords and how to play them in different ways all over the neck!

I show you how easy it is to learn not just play the guitar, but to have a working knowledge of what is going on musically.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars: Larrivee (Acoustic), Squier Standard Telecaster, RG series Ibanez.

Amps: Fender Mustang I, Peavy Classic 30

Effects: Line 6 PODHD500X, various stomp boxes

*** Travel Equipment ***
I usually use either an acoustic or electric guitar and small practice amp. I expect my students to have their own guitar, tuner, and metronome.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Pop and Rock guitar. I start by teaching correct posture, basic note reading and chord building, then move on to chord progression and complete songs.

Teaching a deeper understanding of the guitar is my main goal. I aim to have students who know not only how to play, but what they are playing.

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Studio Owner and Instructor
Oct 2013 - Present
Bishop Guitar Lessons

Bishop Guitar Lessons is a music school in Bishop Ca specializing in guitar and ukulele. We teach students how to teach themselves by developing music research skills and proper technique. All this while having fun and finding opportunities for public performance.

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B.A. Music Technology
Aug 2007 - May 2009
Cal State University Dominguez Hills


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Chris P. Mar 2, 2014
Guitar ·

Fernando is great!

Fernando is a great instructor! He's very patient, friendly and flexible which helps to make learning guitar easy and fun. He has an encouraging manner and the ability to tailor lessons for the individual student. He's always available for any questions and offers good suggestions to help advance a student's progress. I highly recommend him!

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Barbara F. Feb 10, 2014
Ukulele ·

Excellent Instructor

Fernando has been giving my daughter lessons, and we are all really happy with how well it's going. He is professional, patient and works well with my 6 year old.

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