- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- February 1997
With 15 years of teaching experience and a critically-acclaimed performing career, Santiago D. is one of today's most sought-after young guitarists and teachers. Santiago's lessons are tailored to each individual student's skill level and areas of interest. Have fun exploring and developing your musical potential!
A native of Mexico, Santiago D. began playing guitar at the age of 13 at the National School of Music in Mexico City and made his first public recital two years later at the Sala Huehuecóyotl. Acclaimed for his lyrical and passionate performances, Mr. D. is one of the leading virtuoso guitarists of his generation and is an active concert guitarist in both Mexico and the United States. The Boston Globe wrote, “He's a really spectacular player. The combination of his technique and his passionate performance is really not to be missed"..."A player with flair, lyricism, and technical finesse".
Highlighted performances include solo recitals at the Hall of Ideas in Boston, the Newport Art Museum in Newport RI, Masters of the Future Concert Series in Newport, the Boston Athenaeum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, First Church as part of the prestigious international arts festival FirstNight Boston, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico, the Merida International Guitar Festival in Mexico, the “Festival International des Cordes Pincees de Rabat” in Morocco, the Morelos International Guitar Festival, a solo recital in Boston’s Jordan Hall as part of International guitar Festival “Boston Guitar Fest”, and a solo recital at the Manuel M. Ponce Hall in Mexico City as part of the Bellas Artes Guitar Cycle.
Mr. D. received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in guitar with distinction in performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with David Leisner and Eliot Fisk. Both degrees were possible thanks to scholarships granted by the same institution.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to each individual student's skill level and areas of interest. Have fun exploring and developing your musical potential!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room area for lessons; seating for parents.
*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Specialties ***
Classical, blues, rock, jazz, flamenco, and folk.