Jorge Salas
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Jorge Salas

Jorge S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Do you feel stuck on guitar? Have you tried "free" YouTube lessons and haven't felt confident? Maybe you've taken lessons already and it didn't work out for you...

I am a CERTIFIED Guitar Teacher with 6 years of experience teaching public school curriculum. I have a degree in guitar and I can teach many musical subjects. I have taught 15 years of private lessons and have grown to create a very personal learning experience for each of my students. I have worked with artists such as: Khalid (Artist), John Karpowich (Producer/Santana), Jamie Merrill (Artist), Mark Saenz (LiK / American Stone), Eric Boseman (Rhianna / Whitney Houston), and many others!

*After you purchase your lesson package, I will contact you to set up a 30 min meet and greet, send you tons of materials and resources, and get to know your goals so we we waste ZERO lesson time!

*Teaching Goals - Electric Guitar
I do NOT teach you HOW to play your favorite songs. Rather, I teach you how to COMPOSE your own music and how to apply techniques to MODERN day situations. We learn how to fit in the mix, improvise in all keys, and working in many different genres of music.

-Classical Guitar
Technique MUST be a priority before moving to serious pieces. History and interpretation are a huge part of my approach.

*GEAR FOR LESSONS
Logitech 1080 Webcam - To watch me in full detail
27in 4K Monitor - To watch YOU in full detail
Adam Audio Studio Monitor Speakers - To hear you play
MXL Condenser Microphone - To hear me crystal clear

*Guitars
Gibson Les Paul with custom made pickups and customizations
Fender Stratocaster HSS
Taylor Acoustic
Cordoba C12 Classical/Nylon
Hadean Nylon/Electric

*Amplification
Marshall JVM
Fender Super Champ X2

About Jorge S.

Jorge is a versatile musician who has worked alongside some of the industry's top performers. His collaborative work and solo work has reached many audiences throughout the world. Aside from recording in many studios, writing, and performing, he is also an accomplished educator with 5 years experience in public school and 2 years experience in private school. Jorge has also authored his latest book titled "Modern Guitar Workbook" available on Amazon.

Upon completing a degree in music school, he was offered a job as a full-time music teacher and would pursue freelance music on the side. Some collaborations include writing music with Khalid (Artist), John Karpowich (5 Time Grammy-Winning Producer), Mark Saenz (Former LiK and American Stone), Ryan Morales (Local Composer/Producer), Enrique Ponce (Film and Video Game Composer), and many others.

Jorge has studied with:
John Siqueiros
Armin Harrison
Jason Vieaux
Adam Holzman
Andre Nieri - CURRENT

Jorge currently resides on the Mexico/US border teaching High School Guitar class, being a freelance musician, and authoring more books.

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Peter
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Friendly teacher, listens to your goals and helps you quickly pick up fundamentals and almost immediately start building towards those goals. Has lots of resources and is extremely personable.

Posted Sep 5, 2020
Ben G.
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Jorge is awesome! Not much else to say. He really knows his stuff and teaches extremely well!

Posted Aug 30, 2020
Josh
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I’ve been playing guitar for about ten years now, but found myself stuck in limbo trying to elevate my playing from simple chords and strumming patterns to more of an intermediate level. Plain and simple: Jorge is an awesome teacher. He tailors lessons specifically to your needs in a very clear and structured way. The guy can also flat out shred! He has an immense knowledge of music and it clearly shows in his explanations of theory and how they pertain to the chords, patterns, and notes That you’ll be playing in your sessions. He's one of the nicest guys you’ll meet and he also seems genuinely excited to be teaching in every single session that we’ve had. I’m 3 sessions in and I have already seen a significant increase the way I play and in the way I learn. I’ll be using Jorge for a long time!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
Kenton
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Jorge is as good a guitar player as he is an attentive teacher. I've grown as much in the past few weeks of his instruction as I did in the year before on my own. Book with Jorge if you're looking for an instructor with accessibility and excellent content!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
Dymond
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Jorge is THE BEST! He is so patient and enthusiastic about teaching and he is going the extra mile to help along the way! I highly recommend him!

Posted Jul 22, 2020
Audrey
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Super great teacher. Easy to understand and is very patient. I've learned more in three weeks with him than I did in three years taking lessons at my school.

Posted Jul 12, 2020
Alexander W.
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First lesson went great. Jorge was patient and easy to understand.

Posted Jul 11, 2020
Abner
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He is really great, he can teach to any level and he explains really well.
He is really Patient and knows a lot of stuff, he has definitely helped me a lot and If I had to pay more I would do it just to learn more from him.
5 stars for sure.

Posted Jun 9, 2020

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Experience

Guitar Instructor
Jun 2020 - Present

Udemy

I make online guitar courses on Udemy

Independent Artist
Feb 2020 - Present

Self

Author
Dec 2019 - Present

Self

Modern Guitar Workbook 20 Guitar Licks Vol. 1

Session Guitarist
Jun 2016 - Present

Self

Khalid (Artist) John Karpowich (Producer/ Santana, Shakira, Julio Iglesias, etc) Mark Saenz (American Stone, LiK) Enrique Ponce (Video Game Composer) Jamie Merrill (Artist)

High School Guitar Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present

YISD

Certified Public High School Guitar Teacher

Private Lessons
Mar 2007 - Present

Self

Private Studio Lessons

Education

Commercial Music
Aug 2008 - Jul 2013

University of Texas El Paso

Music Education
Aug 2008 - Jul 2009

University of North Texas

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Wisconsin Teaching License
Jun 2018

State of Wisconsin

Texas Teacher Certification
Aug 2015

Texas Teachers

Awards

1,000 Subscribers on YouTube
Apr 2020

YouTube

Novice Teacher Award Nominee
May 2016

Ysleta ISD

Affiliations

Broadcast Music Inc.
Feb 2020
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
National Association for Music Education
Jun 2015
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.
Guitar Foundation of America
Jun 2015
Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).
Texas Music Educators Association
Feb 2015
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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