Nairobi Sailcat

Nairobi S.

Las Vegas, NV
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Lesson Details

Country Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Pro musician/recording artist, over 15 years teaching experience. I MAKE LEARNING TO PLAY FUN. I call my teaching style "50-50" Because 50% percent is what you want and 50% is what you need. You'll learn by working towards your goals using music that you enjoy (Rock/Blues/Country/Jazz/etc)
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About

Nairobi delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2000

My goal is to make you shine. All lessons are individually designed specifally for you. Also, I know HOW to teach effectively. Establishing trust and communication is key. All lessons are customized to your musical tastes and particular style of learning. There are many talented professional musicians who aren't good teachers. It took my first year on the job to master the methods of being an effective teacher (and I'm still learning!) Besides musical skill, it takes patience and empathy (enjoying your work helps too!)
What I like most about teaching is...spreading music, playing music - listening and helping others play...Everyday is fun, it's totally inspiring. I think my favorite thing is when students proudly play music that they've composed. Even my bad days are good!

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Experience

Producer/Composer
Mar 2008 - Present
pHaT-cAt Productions

Recording, composing for local and national recording artists. Music Lessons/Music Theory for Guitar and Bass.

Guitar & Bass Instructor
Jan 2006 - Feb 2008
Family Music Centers

Music instruction -Guitar & Bass: Music Theory/Scales/Chords/Solos & Improv

Record Producer
Mar 1993 - Jan 1998
Sony/Mercury Records/Atlantic Records

Composed and Produced Recordings for various artists contracted to the labels.

Education

Jazz Performance & Composition
Jan 1983 - Jun 1985
City University of New York
Audio Engineering
Jan 1982 - Jun 1984
Institute for Audio Research

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Most Inspirational Instructor
Jun 1998
Fashion College of California

Affiliations

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Apr 1997

Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community.

BMI
Sep 1986

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

A demo showing a few of the many styles and techniques that I teach.
ALL AGES!

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ANY STYLE OF MUSIC!

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Another satisfied customer :-)

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A composite photo I made of some of my current students!

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A Selfie

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Student Testimonial
Her First Song
A student practices reading "Ode to Joy" before a recital.
It's a "2-fer"
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4 Reviews

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Conrad Mar 20, 2018
· Online

Vast experience and knowledge.
Patient approach to teaching.

Don Mar 19, 2018
Guitar · In home

Nairobi has been a great instructor. He does not use the "one size fits all approach", but rather will customize the instruction to what you want. Accordingly, students will remain interested and get more out of it when the curriculum is of interest to them. I wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but wasn't interested in learning to read music. Nairobi also let's you choose what type and what specific songs you'd like to learn. Learning to play your favorite rock, pop or blues song versus Mary Had a Little Lamb- guess which one keeps you more motivated and interested in learning how to play? Also, being able to have the lesson in the privacy of your own home is great. He makes learning to play the guitar fun. If you put the work in you'll be playing in no time.

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Russ Mar 19, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Nairobi was very helpful with his instructions, and used analogies and examples to help me better understand the lesson. Really walked me through. By the time I was assigned the homework, I already had a clear idea of how to practice.

Tiffany Mar 19, 2018
Guitar · In home

I was a beginner but after just 6 months with Nairobi I’m playing some faves and can’t wait for more. He has been very patient, understanding and motivating. Thanks Nairobi, for helping me connect to my musical side.

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