BA, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Contemporary Music Guitar Performer
I'm a professional guitarist with over ten years of experience teaching music to students of all ages. My goal is always to help my students to bring out the music within them in a fun way. I like to focus in very small theoretical and very big practical components to get the most out of every single bit of information delivered. My experience as a performing musician is very vast and covers a very wide range of styles, such as Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Brazilian, Country, Funk and Fusion.
My experience teaching has been in both, the formal and the informal realm. I have had private students and I have worked for several Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and Schools. My last formal experience in my country was as a Music College teacher at Universidad de las Americas in Quito, Ecuador for the last 3 years prior to February 2016, when I decided to come to the USA. I work as a Music Instructor for an Elementary School in Fallbrook and I teach private lessons to students of all ages.
I always like to simplify the information delivery and maximize the playing. For this reason and, considering the differences that make us all unique, I would generally rely on specific methods depending on the needs of each student. Of course, in general terms, most beginners would have quite a lot of transcribing (playing songs or relevant parts of songs of important musicians), most intermediate students will learn some scales and chords and their uses and most advanced students will learn chord melody (solo guitar), improvising and comping in different styles and writing and arranging songs.
My teaching style is relaxed and informal. I like to have a connection with my students and I usually achieve that through good sense of humor, simplicity and precision in the delivery of information and accuracy in the examples used to enhance the explanations. What you can expect as my student is a fun lesson, useful information, a lot of playing and feeling motivated to study until we meet on a next time. Also, my teaching style reflects what I have learned through the years. I understand that musical knowledge should be delivered as a spiral: always expanding and always coming back to the topics previously learned. Only this way you will interiorize the concepts and you will acquire more knowledge and experience every time.