Jose Valdez

Jose V.

Denton, TX

Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach bass in many styles, focusing primarily on technique, theory and repertoire
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About

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

Teaching since:
2011

Hello there, my name is Jose Valdez and I am a guitar player finishing my Masters in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas. I am a versatile musician that can play several styles like pop, rock, reggae, funk, latin music, jazz, folk etc. I am Peruvian and have lived in brasil for 2 years so I know a lot of brazilian and south american rhythms. I am very passionate about music and teaching and really enjoy giving lessons to people that are fond in learning. I have lots of resources for teaching like books, pdfs, backing tracks etc. I have a lot of experience playing live and a lot of experience as a teacher. I like to combine those two when teaching, bringing the most of the real world playing with all of the pedagogical resources and knowledge I have to the table.

My teaching philosophy is simple; teach the student music he/she loves and feels passionate about as a priority and compliment his learning experience with different resources while studying different aspects of music theory, harmony, melody as well as listening a lot to the music to understand all of the nuances and small details.

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Experience

Guitar Instructor
Jul 2016 - Jun 2017
44 School of Music

I taught guitar, bass and ukulele to students all ages.

Guitar Instructor
Jun 2015 - May 2016
Music Junkie Studio

I taught guitar, bass and ukulele to students all ages.

Education

Masters of Music in Jazz Performance
Aug 2016 - Present
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2016
University of North Texas

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Portuguese
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Playing "How About You?" with my Jazz trio.
Playing live with my electric trio.

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Playing with the UNT Latin Jazz Band at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival.

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