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Omar G.
Riverside, California
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I've been teaching music for 15 yrs on guitar, piano, bass, cello and bass. My students have ranged from from 5yrs to 75yrs of age. I have seen many student go on to join orchestras, bands, broadway shows or simply continued their education to a university or college. Being able to read music profeciently has given me the opportunity to teach off many method books but like to use Alfred Method, Mel Bay and Frederick Noad Method books. I teach many styles ranging from classical, jazz & blues, rock, contemporary and pop. I do stress and recommend all my students to learn how to read music and usually by our second or third lesson they will playing simple songs. I am here to help you make music!
About Omar G.

Knowing that you are looking for a instructor to teach you music puts a smile on my face. You see, music has been a part of my life since the age of 3. Some of my first memories are of me accompanying my father at home with his rehearsals or just singing together to have fun as a family. I believe music is a gift that unites people together bringing out our deepest emotions that words cannot express. At the age of 5 I received an organ and from that point on I embarked on a long life journey to indulge and learn more about music. In elementary, junior high and high school I was involved in any subject dealing with music. I joined school choirs, orchestras, bands, marching bands, jazz bands, musicals you name it. While enjoying all school music activities I was selected to join in honor county and state orchestras and choirs. In junior high and high school I was selected to play for the Junior Pacific Symphony Orchestra, received scholarships to music summer camps, and was selected musician of the year. In college my quest continued with the Orange Coast College Orchestra, Praise Symphony Orchestra, Vanguard University Orchestra as well as guitar ensembles and college choir groups. I've also taken private lessons from Dr. Art David (Julliard graduate) in stand up bass as well as David Black (Pacific Symphony Orchestra) and classical guitar with Richard Glenn and David Murray. I've been teaching now for 15 years in guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, stand up bass, cello, piano and voice ranging from 5 yr old to 65 yr old. My styles of music range from classical, jazz, rock, blues and contemporary. At this point I'm enjoying playing and singing in my church choir and worship team as well as teaching my two kids the joys of music. I hope you truly enjoy the joy of learning music whether it be through me or another teacher. *** Lesson Details *** As a teacher I require all students to set time aside to practice. For without it, it is only wasting your time, your money and my time. I don't expect a total dedication to it but I do want to see some effort put into it. A little practice can go a long way and the more you do it, the faster you will progress and the more you will enjoy it. We will first start off with what you want out of music and the level you are at and go from there. Student can bring their own music either thru tabs, music sheet or just by ear but one thing I do expect is a student to learn how to read music notation. We will go thru the regular warm up exercises, material practiced during the week and any new music for the following week. Correct techniques in how to hold your instrument or voice procedures will be addressed. Music theory will also be part of the lesson as well as ear training. At the end of either 3 to 6 months you will have learned the basics of music and will be playing songs for you or someone else to enjoy. I will make it a total relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere but some dedication has to put on the students' part. *** Studio Equipment *** Dedicated music room, guitar both classical and electric, piano, cello, upright bass and electric bass guitar *** Travel Equipment *** I provide my own instrument. I can also provide music stand, small amplifier if needed and music material for the first few lesson until student provides for him/her self. Student must have own instrument. *** Specialties *** My way of teaching would have to be that they must learn how to read music while learning how to play an instrument.

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HE IS HONESTLY AWESOME!! AND MY SON LIKES HIM A LOT. :)

Posted Dec 17, 2020
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Omar was great very patient goes over as many times as it take for me to understand lesson can't wait till my next lesson to so him how much I have improved. walk out knowing I can do this what a confidence builder.

Posted Jul 21, 2020
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A great first lesson experience with Omar. Went through thr basics quickly and jumped right into learning how to play guitar and read music. Looking forward to more lessons.

Posted Feb 25, 2020
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Experience
Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present
Musika Music School
One on one music tutor either at student's home or my studio.
Music Teacher
Jun 2002 - Aug 2006
Keynote Music School
Taught guitar and bass privately one on one Also taught guitar classes at local elementary schools contracted to Keynotes Music School.
Music Teacher
Nov 1999 - Jul 2006
Tustin Music
Taught guitar & bass one on one. Also taught guitar as a class.
Music Teacher
Aug 1998 - Jan 2001
California Music School
Taught guitar and bass privately one on one
Education
A.A. in music
Aug 1991 - Jun 1998
Orange Coast College
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certifications
A.A. in music
Jun 2001
Orange Coast College
Awards
Best Musician of the Year 1991
Jun 1991
Santa Ana High School
Opus 9 Scholarship 1991
Jun 1991
Opus 9 School Music
Jack Ward Memorial Scholarship
Jun 1991
Santa Ana High School

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