Javier Arjona

Javier A.

Long Beach, CA

Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
February 2014

With a Masters degree from the California State University at Los Angeles and Bachelors degree from the Vatican Music School in Rome and 30 years of experience teaching privately and at Community Colleges and Sam Ash Music your learning experience would be a success. My teaching style embrace the classical and commercial music, and I use all the modern technology available for smart phones and tablets, using multiple applications that would enhance your learning experience and making it fun and develop your music talents. Besides my teaching experience I am an active freelance musician, sound reinforcement engineer as well as a composer and recording engineer. I have also under my wing several courses at Long Beach City College on record production and midi systems. I am an active songwriter, producer and promoter and a musical director. I play electric bass guitar (4,5 & 6 string), piano and flute. I am proficient on Logic and Protools as well as notation programs as Sibelius and Finale and Analog and Digital sound reinforcement systems.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons for Bass will include knowledge of the fingerboard, hands positions, endurance of the left hand, accuracy of the finger and index fingers of the right hand. Muting techniques, Scales, Arpeggios, knowledge of commercial symbols and its applications on the fingerboard. Use of Chuck Rainey bass method and others. iRealbook and other applications.

The Flute lesson will be base on the Altes method which include easy lessons, one per week where the instructor and student play together. The lessons on the method are progressive and the method is use on conservatories all around the world. In addition to songs and also Marcel Moyse for the sonority method.

The Piano lessons will make emphasis on the good positions of body, arms and hands and the use of breathing exercises to learn to play with relaxation. The use of Hanon exercises for develop independence would be use as well as the Anna Magdalena Bach short pieces as well as knowledge of commercial symbols and its application on the piano. Realbook standards and more.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic Piano, 2 Digital Pianos, Bass Amps, P.A. System, Basses, Flute, Audio digital interface, headphone amp, Apple platform, Logic, Sibelius, Finale, Microphones.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Practice Amp, Laptop, GB-2 song generator, iPhone music applications.

*** Specialties ***
Bass, Flute, Piano, songwriting, sound reinforcement, digital audio recording, commercial and classical theory. Promoter and Producer. Promoter of a monthly Concert Series, booking artist of the caliber of Abraham Laboriel, Justo Almario, Frank Potenza, Katia Moraes and many others.

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Photos & Videos

Concert at one of the main stages at the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
At the Safari Sam's Club in Hollywood
Promotion for a concert
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