- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
When meeting new students, I focus on understanding their personality and motivations for learning music. I assess their theoretical and technical skills to tailor lesson plans to their abilities, interests, and learning styles. To engage students effectively, I leverage their preferences, such as specific songs or music styles.
For an effective teaching environment, both teacher and student should adhere to some key principles. The teacher should be friendly, well-prepared, patient, and enthusiastic. Flexibility during lessons is essential.
Students are responsible for having their instruments and materials ready, practicing, and completing assignments. Mutual respect and communication between teacher and student are fundamental.
Punctuality is crucial; both should be prepared a few minutes before the scheduled lesson. In case of a cancellation, timely communication is vital.
York University - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours (Saxophone performance)
Performances with International Artists Gabriel Romero and Luis Felipe Gonzalez.
Other performance highlights: Mariposa Folk Festival, Beaches International Jazz Festival, Cavalcade of Lights, Echoes of Mariposa, JAZZ.FM91's Jazz Lives at Koerner Hall, Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival, Sudbury's Northern Lights OktoberFest, Hamilton Blues & Roots Festival, Cultura Festival, TEDX YorkU, David Suzuki Homegrown Park Crawl, as well as opening for Terra Lightfoot and Boris Brott at the PANAM Supercrawl in Hamilton.
I have an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from York University with a focus on Jazz Performance. I have been working as a private music teacher since 2010, and as a freelance musician since 2005 performing diverse music styles including jazz, funk, latin (salsa, cumbia, boleros, Cuban son), rock, and pop enabling me to support what I teach with real-life performance experience. Lessons can be taught in English or Spanish.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher