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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Flamenco, Salsa, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Soul, Mariachi

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Brian v In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Flamenco, Salsa, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Soul, Mariachi

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Ages Taught: 6-80
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Priivate training: 12 years (Classical, Pop, Jazz) Ba Music, Cardiff University MSc Political Science, University of Amsterdam

Overview:

I moved from Madrid, Spain to teach and perform in NYC. I love teaching all levels and styles, and my biggest strengths are my experience with children, my communication skills, my stylistic diversity, and my energy. I have performed in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, US, and Spain as a pianist and singer, and bring to the table true performing experience, with a deep sense of what the musical journey is about. I have an unwavering commitment to myself to grow as a pianist, drummer, guitarist, singer, composer, producer and businessperson, and I bring this commitment to excellence to every lesson I teach.

EXPERIENCE

When I was 16 years old I became band leader in my after school orchestra. It wasn't because I was the most technical player, but because my love and affinity for music allowed me to communicate about it clearly. Since that time I have taught the piano in private and professional settings in Madrid, and more recently in New York. Here I have expanded to teach voice, guitar and drums after spending a decade studying while teaching piano. I think playing music in an involved and honest way is one of the most enriching experiences that we can engage in.

METHODS USED

After teaching for 12 years I don't have a fixed method. I have categories of students, from children who are trying to function in a band setting, to children who are trying to develop a musical or compositional talent. I take particular joy in teaching adults who believe it is too late to achieve levels of technical proficiency that would make them proud. My journey from classical music to jazz through pop, swing, rock, soul and folk has taught me how to blend in with any style, and my classical education has given me the necessary toolbox to communicate about advanced theoretical concepts with students who are interested.

LESSON STYLE

I teach because I love imparting knowledge and making connections in this way, and because I love the fundamental building blocks of musicianship and music theory. I have found that with careful attention to a student's character, the possibilities for learning are boundless. I like to let love guide the process, in the sense that I observe carefully the kinds of sounds that a student is fond of, and attempt to structure their learning in a way that empowers them to make those sounds. All of my students learn some theory, and some sight reading, but the way they engage with their instrument is determined by the kind of music they love.

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