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Kojiro delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5 to 18, males 5 to 24 and special needs

Teaching since:
2017

Kojiro Yuan is a Classical Guitarist and Artist who studied guitar at the SF Conservatory of Music and Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts. He started playing the classical guitar as a teenager. He studied with Scott Cmiel and Matt Linder at Ruth Asawa San Francisco SOTA. He also studied under David Tanenbaum and Larry Ferrara at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has won many awards, scholarships, and competitions throughout his career that were both national and local. His playing has been praised by some of the world’s most renowned classical guitar players.
Kojiro Yuan won the National Royal Conservatory of Music Level 5 Guitar gold medal at the age of 15. At the age of 16, he won the Royal Conservatory of Music Level 6 Guitar certificate for First Class Honors with Distinction. He also won received First Class Honors Distinction for both the Royal Conservatory of Music Basic and Intermediate Rudiments Music Theory Tests. He also earned straight As in his guitar class with Scott Cmiel at Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts. During his Senior Year of high school at the Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts (2015-2016), he won the school’s concerto competition with Concerto for Lute in D Major by Vivaldi. He also auditioned to 4 separate music schools including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and was admitted to them all. In 2016, he won the Vincent Constantino Scholarship to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to study with David Tanenbaum. He currently attends the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a Bachelor of Music in Guitar (2016-2020).
In May 2017, he started working as a guitar teacher at Vibo Music Center. He has been working there ever since.

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Experience

Guitar/Music Teacher
May 2017 - Present
Vibo Music

My Guitar/Music Teacher job at Vibo Music Center in San Bruno, CA consists of teaching guitar with integrated music theory/musicianship skills to private lesson students. The method books used create a step by step comprehensive method of teaching. The lessons for each individual student average about 30 minutes per week. This job consists of providing private guitar lessons to kids and teenagers. Lesson time is spent covering music theory, musicianship, guitar technique, tuning, guitar theory, and developing effective practice skills.

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Education

Bachelor of Music in Guitar
Aug 2016 - Present
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Guitar
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Northern California Festival of Excellence Certificate of Participation
Apr 2016
Royal Conservatory of Music

The Northern California Festival of Excellence Certificate of Participation was a certificate for my participation on April 2, 2016, RCM Northern California Festival. This was an honors performance festival held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Recital Hall for everyone in the state of California who earned the highest marks on their RCM Music Level Exams for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. This Festival honored me for earning the RCM Level 6 Guitar First Class Honors with Distinction Certificate. I performed Bagatelle No.2 by William Walton at this Festival.

Link: https://www.rcmusic.com/

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Intermediate Rudiments First Class Honors with Distinction
Mar 2015
Royal Conservatory of Music

The RCM Intermediate Rudiments Exam consists of Intermediate music theory notation relating to notes, accidentals, key signatures, scales, intervals, chords, transposition, cadences, analysis, time signatures, rhythms, basic music terminology, ect.

Link: https://www.rcmusic.com/

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Level 6 Guitar First Class Honors with Distinction
Mar 2015
Royal Conservatory of Music

This Royal Conservatory of Music Level 6 First Class Honors with Distinction is a Certificate for the highest marks in the country for the Level 6 RCM Guitar Exam. The exam consisted of performing Solo Guitar pieces, Etudes, Arppegios, Scales, Chords, Ear Tests and Sight Reading.

Link: https://www.rcmusic.com/

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Level 5 Guitar National Gold Medal
Dec 2014
Royal Conservatory of Music

This Royal Conservatory of Music Level 5 Guitar National Gold Medal is a Certificate for the highest mark in the country for the Level 5 RCM Guitar Exam. The exam consisted of performing Solo Guitar pieces, Etudes, Arppegios, Scales, Chords, Ear Tests and Sight Reading.

Link: https://www.rcmusic.com/

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Basic Rudiments First Class Honors with Distinction
Jul 2014
Royal Conservatory of Music

The RCM Basic Rudiments Exam consists of basic music theory notation relating to notes, letter names, accidentals, key signatures, time signatures, rhythms, intervals, scales, chords, transposition, basic music terminology, ect.

Link: https://www.rcmusic.com/

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Awards

SFCM Vincent Constantino Scholarship
Mar 2016
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Concerto Competition Winner
Feb 2016
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

Affiliations

Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada Music Development Program
Dec 2013

The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (Music Development Program) provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.

Photos & Videos

Sad Dreams #1 by Kojiro Yuan
Kojiro Yuan Takelessons Introduction Video
Kojiro Yuan Guitar Performance Photo

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Royal Conservatory of Music

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Basic Rudiments Music Theory

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Intermediate Rudiments Music Theory

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