- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
My name is Victor, and I would love to help you further your skills and love for guitar!
I have a Master's degree in Guitar Performance -- emphasis on Classical and Flamenco -- from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. I have been providing private lessons in guitar for over 10 years for students of all ages and skill levels. I also perform and gig regularly. In my career, I have played several well known pieces, such as Entre Dos Aguas by Paco De Lucia, Asturias by Isaac Albeniz, and Recuerdos De La Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega.
Lesson plans are tailored to the student's needs and goals, which can be anything from learning how to read music, learning how to play by ear, furthering one's technique, etc. In lessons with me, you can expect to develop the basics of proper classical techniques, all the way to mastery, enabling you to play fast and precise.
My goal as a teacher is to develop a strong foundation to allow students to eventually learn songs on their own with ease. I strive to create a fun environment to foster learning and keep students engaged in the task at hand. My schedule is flexible and I am open to lessons at my home, your home, or online. I can't wait to get started!
In this position I had the privilege of assisting Dr. Kurt Martinez in teaching undergraduate guitar courses and undergraduate music majors as well. I developed lesson plans for beginner students who were not music majors and taught the fundamentals of guitar technique and how to read musical notation for the guitar. Other courses I instructed include guitar methods, which is the pedogogical approach to teaching guitar in a classroom setting, and applied guitar, which is a guitar major or minor's private lesson where the goal is to learn several pieces throughout the semester while simultaneously improving technique, music reading level, and musicality.+ Read More
Instructed students in Classical and Flamenco guitar. Guided students in learning the required technique and material for high school and college guitar programs auditions.
Provided lessons to students from the ages of 4-16. Taught music theory, guitar pedagogy, and guitar music in various styles. After a semester of studying, all students participated in a recital where they played in duets, quartets, ensembles, and solos.
Victor has been coming to our home to teach my 12-year-old daughter the piano and guitar. He’s done well not only to teach her to play and write music but has imparted great enthusiasm in her for playing the instruments . I would highly recommend him for the position.+ Read More
Amazing flamenco player and teacher, highly recommend. He has first hand knowledge from traditional flamenco players