Umanand Kovvuri

Umanand K.

San Diego, CA

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About

Umanand delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2010

Hi, my name is Umanand and I am a guitarist, bassist, producer, and educator. I recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BA in Professional Music. I have been teaching guitar to students for years prior to Berklee. While at berklee I was an academic tutor and helped other students with the Music Theory, Arranging, Ear training, and Technology curriculum. I also gave lessons and small private clinics while at Berklee. I have experience with all ages from 4 to 50 years old.

My method of teaching is very easy to follow. I have been told I have an ability to simplify and organize very complicated topics into very understandable information. I am good with people and I study thought, and how the brain works. I will be able to learn your learning style quickly and adapt to it.

If you want the best music lesson you've ever had, sign up for a lesson with me! I guarantee you'll come back for more!

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Experience

Music Instructor
Sep 2010 - Present
Self employed

6 years of experience teaching guitar, bass, and musical academics as well as music technology!

Music Tutor
Oct 2012 - Dec 2015
Berklee College of Music

Helping students succeed in the core curriculum at Berklee.

Instructor
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Guitar Sessions

Summer guitar camp in Boston. Responsibilities include helping students on campus and facilitating jam sessions and other evens.

Classroom assistant
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Vocal Summit

Summer vocal camp in Boston. Responsibilities include providing musical support for vocalists, coaching them in chart writing, and coaching them in musician etiquette.

Education

BA Professional Music
Sep 2012 - Jan 2016
Berklee College of Music
Jazz Studies
Aug 2009 - Sep 2009
Litchfield Jazz Program

Languages

Hindi
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Telugu
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Private Studio Teacher
May 2015
Berklee College of Music

PM-330 Course completion

Awards

Scholarship Recipient
Aug 2011
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

Photo by Umanand K.

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Met Mike Leage from Snarky Puppy after the show!

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Hanging out with Frank Gambale from RTF at NAMM
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1 Review

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Jack Feb 12, 2016
Guitar · In home

Umanand was not my first tutor, but he was the first to teach me. He taught me to enjoy guitar and how to make music of my own. He knows a lot about how music works and taught me good habits, like reading sheet music instead of tabs and proper guitar posture. He built up my knowledge of the basics and encouraged me to do what felt right within them. Since he taught me, I've learned a few rock songs, but I enjoy my own music much more.

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