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Andre M In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, R&b, Latin Jazz, Samba, Bossa Nova, Avant-Garde

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Andre M In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, R&b, Latin Jazz, Samba, Bossa Nova, Avant-Garde

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

MM, New England Conservatory, Jazz Performance

BM, Berklee College of Music, Guitar Performance

Awards:

2008-2023 -Toured and taught in South America, Australia, US and Europe.

2005-2013- Extensive Discography as a leader and as a sideman.

2000- William Levitt Scholarship - Berklee College of Music

2006- Merit Scholarship - New England Conservatory

 

Overview:

I´m a teacher and performer living in New York for 5 years now. In 2008, I finished my Master´s in Music at New England Conservatory, in Boston. Since I moved to NY, I have had the opportunity to perform at the most important jazz clubs in the city, and collaborated with a myriad of incredible musicians. I have toured all over Europe, the US, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia, among other contries. In NY, I´ve taught privately as well as in schools. I have also lead workshops and clinics all over the world. Teaching has always been a passion for me. I love it, because I´m always learning!

EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching guitar for more than 10 years. I have taught different ages (6 to 60!) and students with opposite tastes and styles of music and that made me aware of the many possibilities and directions one can take. My experience as a teacher taught me to adapt to the student´s goals while being able to communicate the formal methods or strategies that define the understanding of music as a whole. My goal is to ensure the student has a general sense of musicality and at the same is able to gather the right tools to learn and play the music she/he likes.

METHODS USED

I like to divide my lessons in two parts: first we address the most formal aspects of the lesson, most of the times using a method book or given hand-outs or whatever relevant material was suggested to the student; the remainder of the lesson is dedicated to work on the student´s choice of a song or anything less formal suggested by myself. This scheme for lessons might be different regarding the level and commitment of the student, but it is in general the outline I use. There are a few books that I like to use (Alfred Guitar Method, Berklee Guitar Method, and others), because I think they are a great tool and guideline to complement my own notes. I expect the student to have a notebook with staffed paper where I can write the lesson´s summary and topics to be practiced.

LESSON STYLE

I am a dedicated and patient teacher and I am very proud of all the students that I have taught through the years. It´s always really exciting to see any progress. While being considerate of the student´s pace or availabilty, I try to go in small steps that are easily accomplished each week, expecting constancy in the practice. Most cases, 20m/day every day is preferable than practicing for 2 hours straight the day before the lesson. I like lessons to be fun and relaxed while expecting the student to be able to perform the weekly assignments or goals. I think, typically, after 6 months with me, beginner students will be able to play basic chords for chosen songs, play several simple melodies and read a beginner/intermediate piece for guitar.

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