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Tony P.
Glendale, California
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Classical or contemporary music studied. Chord theory, basic sight reading.
About Tony P.

Tony has been performing professionally for over 35 years. When he arrived in Los Angeles in 1969 he studied guitar with virtuoso Jimmy Stewart. Later, he studied with master guitarist George Van Eps. Tony played guitar with many top recording artist in the mid 1970's. Later, he started to teach formerly at the John Waltrip Music School in Arcadia California. From then on, he began to teach privately. In addition, he is teaching 6th and 7th grade guitar classes at St. Cyril of Jerusalem School in Encino. Tony is a bonded and certified by the LAPD and FBI. Tony finds it very rewarding in helping beginner and advanced students to learn the beautiful music the guitar can make. As Tony's teacher, George Van Eps taught him to think of the guitar as a "Lap Piano" so Tony does the same. The guitar is a versatile chordal and melodic instrument, and should be taught as such. In addition to the above, I play guitar and arrange music for various Inde-Alternative and Jazz recording artist. I have arranged music for large orchestras, including a 35 piece orchestra in Hong Kong. This May I will be a featured solist for Occuping Mars a robotic music tour sponsored by NASA and Roland Instruments. I will be playing a Roland synth guitar. Thank you! *** Lesson Details *** I will be able to teach students of all ages, from beginners to semi pro players. My studies will include: Learning popular songs, reading chords, single line, guitar harmony, improvisation, blues, rock and jazz. Chordal melodies, finger picking, guitar pick with. left hand studies *** Specialties *** Acoustic and Electric Guitar. Piano: Improvisation, Composition, Arranging/Orchestration, All styles, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Brazilian, Latin, Standard Music. All Ages and Levels. Teach at my studio, or On Line (Skype).

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Great teacher.lLoves his work. Very knowlegeable and patient.

Posted Jul 19, 2012

Excellent Teacher and Guitarist! Tony has been a great instructor; he is a very knowledgeable and skilled guitarist with so much passion that is very infectious! He really gives me the motivation to try harder until I get it! He is very patient and tries to understand how I learn and what I want to learn and customizes the lesson to my learning ability. It's not easy teaching me, but some how he figures it out! Tony thanks for all your time, effort and genuine care in teaching me the guitar and being the jump start for a lifetime of guitar playing!

Posted Jul 23, 2009

Enjoyable, Challenging, Fulfilling I am finding my lessons with Tony P. to be very helpful. He is personable and knowledgable. He also seems genuinely interested in seeing me achieve my full potential as a guitarist.

Posted Aug 24, 2008
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Experience
Guitar Teacher for middle school srudents
Sep 2016 - Present
The Country School
Teach private guitar after school to various students
Guitar teacher 6 and 7 grades guitar class.
Sep 2004 - Jun 2012
St. Cyril of Jerusalem School Encino
Taught 6 and 7 grade students guitar. in addition had private students for after school teaching guitar.
Guitarist
Apr 1977 - Jan 1999
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell Productions
Performed with Lou Rawls, Ike and Tina Turner review, currently, featured soloist with members of the Earth, Wind and Fire, Lou Rawls and Bobby Womack bands. Special exhibition concerts state wide.
Education
Studied privately
Mar 1970 - Jan 1975
George Van Eps School
Languages
English
Professional Proficiency
Awards
Composer
Jan 2016
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Affiliations
Jazz Education Network
May 2011
JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.
Writers Guild of America West
Jun 1996
Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union representing film, television, radio, and new media writers. It was formed in 1954 from five organizations representing writers, including the Screen Writers Guild. It has about 20,000 members.
American Federation of Musicians
Feb 1970
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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