Lucas Martinez

Lucas M.

Altadena, CA

About Lucas M.

Background check: Last verified 11/30/2016
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Lucas teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: 2006
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

I have a deep passion for music making and music education. I take pride in watching my students progress, develop and excel. I have helped all level of students, from early beginners getting over the beginner lessons hump, to students preparing to enter college and hobbyists or professionals trying to sharpen their skills. I am proud of the work that I have done and love to share my knowledge and experience with others!

Photos and Videos

Playing along with a student during a lesson.

Experience

Music Instructor

Aug 2011 - Present
Bloom School of Music and Dance

Teaching guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory lessons to students of all ages and skill levels.

Composer/Producer

Jan 2008 - Present
Lucas Martinez

I am an active composer and producer. I write and record music for use in film, television, and other media.

Independent Music Instructor

Jan 2006 - Present
Lucas Martinez

With over 10 years of teaching experience with students of all ages and skill levels, I am an expert in the field of guitar, ukulele and bass music education. My students receive the highest quality education that compares to any music school, yet on a smaller, more personal level. I care about cultivating the whole musician with an emphasis not only on technique and theory, but the love of music. I understand and care deeply about my individual students needs and learning styles. My approach will vary with every student. I am able to asses beginners (of any age) to see if they are ready for guitar or ukulele and am able to help the most seasoned player prepare for any gig. I love working with anyone interested in music that would like to explore their talents and creativity!

Studying under Bruce Forman, Pat Kelley, Nick Stoubis and Frank Potenza I earned my degree in Jazz guitar performance from the Thornton School of Music at USC. My formal education started with classical guitar under a former student of Andres Segovia, which continued throughout college under Adam Del Monte and James Smith. I am a professional musician and composer and am an expert in the fields of pop/rock/folk/blues, jazz/improvisation, music theory, classical, composition/song writing and recording/music production. I am an active performer and studio musician. My music has been featured in film and TV as well modern dance productions across the country.

Education

Studio and Jazz Guitar Performance

Aug 2003 - May 2008
University of Southern California

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Aug 2012
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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2 Reviews on Lucas M.

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Brian Nov 30, 2016
Pro Tools Software · In home
Lucas has always shown patience and a great attitude when it comes to teaching. he makes learning fun and even the more complicated ideas and lessons are engaging and free of frustration. highly recommended
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Alexis Nov 30, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Lucas is an awesome teacher! He taught me ukulele and my son guitar. He is a pro and really cares.
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