- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
My teaching approach revolves around catering to your specific interests, expectations, and skill level, creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere for learning. We can focus solely on the technical aspects of playing your instrument or delve into other exciting subjects such as music reading, modern harmony, improvisation, arrangement, composition, and exploring various genres like rock, blues, pop, jazz, world, folk, reggae, fusion, and more. Singers and instrumentalists alike are welcome to explore these diverse topics if they pique your interest.
Your age, instrument, level, and preferences shape the teaching method I employ. For young learners, I utilize materials like the Hall Leonard Guitar and Ukulele books, Ferdinand Beyer for piano, Fast Track Keyboard Method, and various fakebooks with popular and Disney music.
As for teenagers and adults, I offer a wide array of resources, including The Hall Leonard Guitar Method, The Royal Conservatory Series for Classical Guitar, The Berklee Series for Guitar, Dick Grove method for modern harmony, and several other books focusing on improvisation. Additionally, there are excellent European guitar methods like Emilio Pujol, Carcassi, Fernando Sor, and more.
I studied classical guitar with guitarist Guillermo Flores Méndez, classical piano and electric guitar with private tutors, a technical career on modern guitar, a Masters Degree at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos under the supervision of Mexican composer Manuel Rocha Iturbide , and some other courses on composition, performance, and jazz improvisation with renowned musicians as Dr. Julio Estrada, Dr. Mario Mary, Soprano Frances Lynch, and Roberto Aymes.
I received the highest distinction on my master's degree for my research project about Genetic Algorithms applied to music composition and its aesthetic implications. Music creative process and science-art integration.
In the past, I participated in academic international seminars as a lecturer on topics related to education, music, art, and science. Between them:
● The Second Colloquium of Complex Thought, Mexico, 2009
● The Third International Congress of Educational Innovation, Mexico, 2008
● "Music, Science, and Consciousness" lecturer. Mexico, 2006-2007
● The First International Colloquium of Art and Education, Mexico, 2005
● The First Colloquium of Arts and Humanities, 2004.
As a performer, I have played in cultural forums across Mexico, Palermo (Italy), and Canada such as the LatinSurrey Festival, Make Music Edmonton, AstralHarvest Festival, Polish Festival, and other local venues in Vancouver.
I've been involved in education for 20 years mainly as a music teacher but also as a yoga-meditation teacher and workshop facilitator. My perspective on education has evolved over time. My experience in meditation, yoga, and body psychotherapy allows me to unveil some mental and emotional aspects of my student's lives in the learning process. Education, in my perspective now, is a way to cultivate life skills, emotional intelligence, mental habits that help people to improve their lives, to be better human beings, more aware, and happy. In this sense, Education is also a therapeutic process, a self-knowledge path that can be implemented on lessons, workshops, and more traditional therapeutic scopes.
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