Kevin DelMastro

Kevin D.

San Diego, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Very personable, easy to talk to, great listener, cater the lesson to the student's level and interest. I love finding out what music the student likes, so we can incorporate that into sax lessons! During the quarantine, I have enjoyed teaching via video chat, figuring out ways to get students excited about music, creating innovative methods to keep them motivated to practice.

About Kevin D.

I have played professionally 10 years and taught lessons 6 years. I love learning what my student's interests are, like favorite genre, artist and song, to inspire them to keep practicing and improving. I feel it's a balance between showing students the fun, creative side of music and teaching them important yet routine exercises. As a father of a son and daughter, having taught preschool, and having grown up taking sax in school and private lessons from age 9, I understand what makes kids tick and what keeps them motivated. I feel the key is keeping practice fun and holding their interest so they keep practicing and making improvement.

I believe everyone can understand and appreciate music, and has an inner musician that just needs some guidance to unlock! My typical lessons include practicing scales by finding a catchy pattern-- preferably one that the student knows from a popular song-- and working it in various scales. I also try to make lessons fun by having students listen to a simple rhythm that I play and copy it. I train them to hear patterns, recognize intervals and rhythms, understand their instrument, and find their own voice and style.

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Cathy
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Kevin is friendly, personable, understanding and patient. He's excellent in teaching!

Posted Sep 24, 2020
Josephine
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Kevin has been a fantastic teacher for my 10 year old son, who went from a casual interest in the saxophone to being excited to take lessons and practice almost every day. he keeps getting better and better with every lesson. Kevin is a very good teacher— patient, courteous and very encouraging. Would be good for a student of any age.

He’s also very easy to work with in scheduling lessons, easy communication and follow through. Highly recommend.

Posted Sep 10, 2020
Beverly
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Kevin has a passion for music and a relaxed, engaging attitude that makes it easy for him to connect with students of all ages and levels of ability. His enthusiasm is infectious! You will love working with him.

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Anthony
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Kevin is patient and enthusiastic about his music. He has an easygoing demeanor that is calming and allows him to connect with people wherever their comfort zone is.

Posted Aug 31, 2020
Josh
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Kevin works very well with kids and adults alike. He has the ability to cater to each student in regards to their musical interests, their current level of musicianship, and their personal goals.

Posted Aug 23, 2020
Gary
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Kevin is a very good with all kinds of people, a great caring, knowledgeable instructor, and an excellent saxophone player. I have known him 13 years and highly recommend him!

Posted Aug 4, 2020
Steve
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I've known Kevin for many years. He is passionate about music. Especially playing the sax. He would be an excellent teacher for beginning students of any age. His positive attitude and easy going personality would make working with him a joy.

Posted Jul 28, 2020

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Experience

Saxophonist
Sep 2010 - Present

Full Strength

Manage the horn section and play tenor and alto saxophones for dance band, called Full Strength.

Business Officer
Jan 2001 - Present

University of California, San Diego

Manage financial, budget, facilities, and HR matters for Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, as well as supervise several employees. I have had various administrative roles at the University since 2001.

Education

Master of Science, Business Administration
Sep 2006 - Dec 2008

San Diego State University

Bachelor of Science, Spanish and Management
Aug 1995 - May 1999

University of Connecticut

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Lean Six Sigma yellow belt
Apr 2018

University of California, San Diego

Mastery of business systems to minimize errors and maximize efficiency.

Awards

STAR Award
Mar 2019

University of California, San Diego

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