Roberto Arroyo

Roberto A.

San Diego, CA

About Roberto A.

Roberto teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: January 2007
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Hello and thanks for reading. I grew up in the musically-rich state of Texas, playing everything from ABBA to ZZ Top, and I began teaching in the San Diego area about 3 years ago. My teaching career had been diverse, including teaching Guitar classes at Adult Education and children at the Community Center, and classes to our Navy servicemen and servicewomen.

I am also formalizing my musical training by attending Mesa College as a music major with an emphasis on music theory and joining the jazz ensemble.

My students are mainly busy adults, so I do not use conventional teaching techniques - I focus on getting them to play songs. Most of my Intermediate Students started with me as beginners, picking up a guitar for the first time. With a vocabulary of just a few chords and rhythms, you can play hundreds of songs!


* Note to pet owners - I am allergic to cats, but don't mind making necessary arrangements.

Photos and Videos

Out Music Theory team won second place for our video on musical elements!

Experience

Guitar Instuctor

Feb 2016 - Present
Children's Creative & Performing Arts Academy

It's official - I am now the guitar instructor at Children's Creative & Performing Arts Academy!! Thanks to my Mesa College Music professors and classmates for all your support!

Guitar Instuctor

Sep 2014 - Present
GUITARROYO

In addition to private lessons and Adult Ed classes, I also offer community guitar classes to predominantly Hispanic Youth at the Sherman Heights Community Center in the Historic Barrio District of San Diego. I am also available as a clinician to schools and have donated my time to work with stuidents High Tech High in San Diego.

Guitar Instuctor

Feb 2014 - Present
GUITARROYO

Proudly serves the community by offering Friday afternoon guitar classes to predominantly Hispanic Youth at the Sherman Heights Community Center in the Historic Barrio District of San Diego.

I am also honored and privileged to contract with the US NAVY to implement guitar programs for the MWR and Wounded Warriors.

Guitar Instuctor

Jan 2013 - Present
Adult Education/ROP

I am now in my fourth year of teaching at Coronado. I have students in my Beginner and Intermediate classes ranging in ages from teen to senior.

Education

Associate of Music Studies

Jan 2015 - Present
Mesa College

Bachelor of Applied Science - Electronic Engineering Technology

Aug 1992 - Aug 1993
ITT Technical Institute - Indianapolois, IN

Associate of Applied Science - Electronic Engineering Technology

Aug 1990 - Aug 1992
ITT Technical Institute - Arlington, TX

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Dean's List Award

Jun 2015
San Diego Mesa College

Received for earning 3.83 GPA

Awards

THEORIES award

Dec 2015
San Diego Mesa College

Dean's List Award

Jun 2015
San Diego Mesa College

Guitar Instructor - Contractor

Mar 2014
US NAVY
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9 Reviews on Roberto A.

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Angely Feb 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Roberto is one of our Adult Education Instructors teaching Beginning and Intermediate Guitar lessons. He is organized, on-time and follows through with deadlines. He is accommodating to his students and I believe they are enjoying his class.
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Barbara Feb 1, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Awesome and patient instructor. I started class with learning, laughing and having fun...the next I knew, we were playing a song. Amazing. Thank you so much.
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Roger Feb 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Roberto is a very dedicated, sincere and gifted guitar teacher.
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Jennifer Feb 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Roberto is a very knowledgeable guitar player and instructor. His teaching methods make learning guitar fun and not stressful. Highly recommend Roberto for acoustic guitar.
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Glennette Jan 31, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Robert is a great guitar teacher! He really cares about his craft and makes sure his students understand the material of things. I would recommend Robert to anyone who is looking for a guitar teacher. Thanks Robert!
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Josue Jan 31, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
You taught me a lot in guitar and it did increase my passion for it. It was amazing while we did it and I hope you have gotten better with your heart things. Good luck
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Josue Jan 31, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
You taught me a lot in guitar and it did increase my passion for it. It was amazing while we did it and I hope you have gotten better with your heart things. Good luck
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Sherie R. Apr 3, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very informative, helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend him to other students- he's very good!
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Judith Z. Nov 1, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Mr. Roberto is a guitar teacher who specializes in tailoring class sessions for your particular guitar learning needs and strengths. My confidence in guitar playing and learning this beautiful instrument has grown so much since I took classes with him two years ago. I had taken classes before and had made some progress, now that I have learned guitar from Roberto, I just want to continue to learn more and become a great guitar and singer for many more years to come to play for my friends and family.