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Ruben D.
Vista, California
Classical guitar made easy with the help of an expert guitarist
Reading Treble staff, chord shapes, improvisation, finger technique and composition.
About Ruben D.

Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. I am skilled at taking complicated ideas and conveying them in an easy to understand manner for my students. My passion is being able to share my knowledge and experiences with you so you will be able to enjoy a life of music. I can help my students learn how to create their own music to record and perform. Ensembles that I have directed have performed at many local venues and I have invited students to join me at performances to help them become more confident in their playing. I have been teaching guitar professionally since 2001 and performing professionally since 1994. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is custom made to directly benefit each student. The music the student enjoys listening to, is explored to identify what skills are needed to play that music on their instrument. Exercises are then tailored to give students the finger strength and dexterity to directly attain those needed skills. Favorite songs are also examined to understand the musical theory concepts that were used to create those songs. Once those concepts are understood there is no stopping the student from creating their own music. Parents and guardians are more than welcome to be part of the process. Involving parents in their children's education is my pleasure. My studio has a comfortable waiting area where you can wait until the lesson is done. Questions are always appreciated. *** Studio Equipment *** Two chairs, music, computer, internet, digital recording equipment, guitar, guitar amps, parents can sit in on lesson, bass, ukulele. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide whatever is necessary. Students should provide their instrument, music stand, and two chairs. Access to an electrical outlet is mandatory. *** Specialties *** Latin, Rock, Blues, Classical

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Music Education

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks english

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Ruben D.
Vista, California
Classical guitar made easy with the help of an expert guitarist
Reading Treble staff, chord shapes, improvisation, finger technique and composition.
About Ruben D.

Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. I am skilled at taking complicated ideas and conveying them in an easy to understand manner for my students. My passion is being able to share my knowledge and experiences with you so you will be able to enjoy a life of music. I can help my students learn how to create their own music to record and perform. Ensembles that I have directed have performed at many local venues and I have invited students to join me at performances to help them become more confident in their playing. I have been teaching guitar professionally since 2001 and performing professionally since 1994. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is custom made to directly benefit each student. The music the student enjoys listening to, is explored to identify what skills are needed to play that music on their instrument. Exercises are then tailored to give students the finger strength and dexterity to directly attain those needed skills. Favorite songs are also examined to understand the musical theory concepts that were used to create those songs. Once those concepts are understood there is no stopping the student from creating their own music. Parents and guardians are more than welcome to be part of the process. Involving parents in their children's education is my pleasure. My studio has a comfortable waiting area where you can wait until the lesson is done. Questions are always appreciated. *** Studio Equipment *** Two chairs, music, computer, internet, digital recording equipment, guitar, guitar amps, parents can sit in on lesson, bass, ukulele. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide whatever is necessary. Students should provide their instrument, music stand, and two chairs. Access to an electrical outlet is mandatory. *** Specialties *** Latin, Rock, Blues, Classical

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Music Education

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks english

Speaks

Has background check

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Classical Guitar
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Ruben is a great instructor and very flexible. He tailors his lesson strategy to the student's goals and creates a supportive environment. His focus is on building a solid understanding of music structures first and then applying to the guitar. There was some confusion with the 'take lessons' website in that it scheduled my lesson for CST when both I and Ruben are in PST. I didn't spot it until 'day of' and Ruben was gracious and flexible in still being able to do the lesson at the later time. Not his fault and I appreciate his willingness to adjust his schedule once the issue was realized.

Posted Jan 10, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Reuben was well prepared and very engaging.

Posted Oct 29, 2021
Teacher's Studio

GREAT TEACHER!!!

Posted Feb 17, 2021
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Guitar Instructor
Jan 2006 - Present
Vista Music
Instructing students about the basics in guitar playing. Striking a fine blend of theory and practical while teaching the techniques and methods of guitar playing. Ensuring that training sessions are conducted in a friendly manner while maintaining the discipline as well. Ability to understand the needs, short and long term goals of different students and changing the methods of teaching accordingly. Conducting special summer camp guitar coaching sessions Organizing guitar playing competitions to boost up the confidence of students and thus encouraging them for a better performance.
Music Education
Sep 1990 - Jan 1993
UTEP
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Classical Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Curtis Dr
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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