Stephen Ostaszewski

Stephen O.

Los Angeles, CA

About Stephen O.

Background check: Last verified 12/04/2016
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Stephen teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2013
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Hi there! My name is Steve and I have my Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance for guitar. I have been playing the guitar for over 13 years now and have been teaching for over 4 years. I can play Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Pop, Fusion, Funk, Jam and Singer/Songwriter. Any of these genres I'm able to teach and give insight about playing and performing. I've worked with students who are absolute beginners to professional musicians who want to further their knowledge, all ages too. I've been gigging for over 6 years as well and I utilize my experiences to give my students the best music education in a holistic way that they can understand. I am motivated, flexible and eager to teach! Take a listen to some of my music!

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Aurora Entertainment, LLC

I provide lessons to students of all ages and ability levels. I also provide trial lessons for interested students who aren't 100% sure and I have performed for video content on their websites.

Guitar Teacher
Sep 2013 - Present
Self-Employed

I taught guitar lessons to UMass students while in college, I also taught lessons to students in Brattleboro, VT while I lived there and currently teaching lessons in the LA area since November 2016.

Substitute Guitar Teacher
May 2011 - Aug 2013
Main Street Music

I was a substitute teacher, so I would cover lessons for teachers who took time off.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Music
Sep 2010 - May 2014
UMass Amherst

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

1rst Place Jazz Big Band Competition
Mar 2014
Villanova University Jazz Festival
3rd Place Jazz Combo Competition
Mar 2014
Villanova University Jazz Festival
Outstanding Performance
Mar 2009
UMass Amherst

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Gene Mar 21, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I would like to take a second and suggest Steve as a great guitar instructor.... I have been working with him fir a couple months now... my busy schedule does not always allow me enough time to practice like I should. But Steve has the patience needed to work through it with me. I am happy to learn from him, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an instructor.
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Rebecca M. Jun 7, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
First of all - he is an amazing guitarist! Very talented for his age. He is really open to my ideas and goals as a musician. He helped me with my music theory and improvisation as well as rudiments. He was patient with my learning process and was able to adapt himself to the my learning style. Would recommend him to anyone! Also, a very funny and kind soul.
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