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I teach reading, "proper"classical technique and how to play with emotion!
Brian has a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University at Los Angeles and has been teaching classical guitar to students of all ages in the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years. Brian's special talent as a teacher of this challenging instrument is a unique ability that combines patience with enthusiasm and a deep appreciation of the genre to help his students learn, improve and achieve mastery of technique and develop their understanding of the repertoire. Students of all ages are welcome!
Below see Brian's teaching philosophy in his own words:
I focus on four areas that I think are essential to being a good music teacher:
* the uniqueness of each student;
* the fact that enjoyment (fun!) maximizes learning;
* the importance of proper technique and an understanding of music theory to build self-confidence;
* the development of musicianship through performance.
EACH STUDENT IS UNIQUE:
My first interest with each new ...
Studied Classical guitar under Martha Masters at Loyola Marymount University. Learn proper fingering and a method of learning to keep with you for the rest of your life.
I have studied for years playing pieces from many eras dating as far back as the renaissance, both solo and with duets/trios/quartets.
Having studied with teacher's who received their doctoral and master's degrees from USC, my background in classical guitar has prepared me to teach nylon string guitar in a variety of styles. In addition to teaching repertoire, I also have extensive experience playing/teaching Brazilian bossa nova, samba and choro.
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