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Gio A.
New York, New York
Immerse yourself in the experience of a Bodhran expert
I've played guitar since I was only eight years old (over 20 years!) in many different bands, styles, and genres. I played in a traditional Irish ensemble when I was in college and have since picked up bodhran and several other instruments used in that style. I love playing and teaching Irish music.
About Gio A.

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into practicing, then I will help them go far! *** Studio Equipment *** I have several guitars, a drum kit, djembe, mandolin, clarinet and full-size keyboard. *** Specialties *** Guitar: Classical, jazz, American or Irish folk, rock and pop; lead or rhythm. Drums & Percussion: All genres Piano: Classical (includes sight reading)

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2005


BA Music

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Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.

Posted Jun 30, 2020

A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Jun 17, 2020
Teacher's Studio

Is a very good teacher he's very patient.

Posted Dec 13, 2019
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Band Director
Jan 2017 - Present
MS 244
As of January 2017, I am the band director at the New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge (MS244 in the Bronx). I work with grades 6-8 in varying class sizes, teaching strings (violin, cello), brass (trumpet), woodwinds (clarinet, flute, saxophones), guitar, piano, bass, and drums. More than anything, I teach my students how to play as an ensemble, no matter their individual skill level.
Music Instructor
Jan 2005 - Present
Private Music Lessons
I began teaching guitar and drums in 2005, with students of all ages. I've taught both individual lessons and group lessons on both, and I've worked with young children (even infants and toddlers), teenagers, and adults. Over the years, I have also taken on students of percussion, harmonica, piano, mandolin, and bass guitar as well.
Music Teacher
Oct 2009 - Jun 2010
Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation
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Academic Tutor
Sep 2008 - Aug 2009
Notre Dame Americorps
I volunteered with AmeriCorps, tutoring ESOL students in English and other academic subjects, as well as SAT Math prep, and assisted the school's band director with music classes.
Assistant Teacher
Jan 2005 - May 2005
A Gift For Music
I helped teach violin to a class of third graders.
BA Music
Aug 2004 - May 2008
University of Central Florida
Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

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Instructor details
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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