- Classical Guitar
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
I found out I have a knack for teaching, perhaps due to the influence of educators in my family. I've learned many things on my own in my life and so I still remember how it is like to be in the student's shoes. I make things as elementary and clear as possible.
I love the process of teaching and to watch the student obtain autonomy with sound Musical practices. My aim is to build technique, knowledge and musicality towards autonomy in understanding and performing Music.
On an early stage, my approach is to use songs or music material the student is interested in playing as a means to motivate both the practice of the mechanic aspects of playing the instrument and the theoretical elements present in the music. On more advanced stages then the student is guided through more specific material and assisted with guided study.
Study plan is paired with repertoire adapted to the students' needs and goals. Notated and visual elements with adequate audio suport are provided as study material.
I believe students will have a much more rewarding experience if they play that which they like and they listen to. Sometimes I have students that tell me "I would like to play that, but I'm not there yet". I show them that Music is a maleable matter and that one can always find a solution to play that which one loves, even if it takes some tricks of the trade.
I'm a Bachelor of Fine Arts - specialization in Jazz Studies, by University of Concordia (Montreal). There I received the mentorship of musicians like Greg Amirault, Robin Chemtov and Sage Reynolds.
My Jazz Guitar journey started by having private lessons with Serafim Lopes (Middlesex University, London) and carried on with live performance and self-guided study.
I have a background in Classical Guitar, which I studied at Coimbra's Conservatory still at a young age.
It's been three decades of learning and discovery which have been trying at times, but which have never failed to further draw me into the wonderful universe which is Music.
With 10 years of teaching experience and more than 15 of live performing, I play the Guitar, the Bass and several other plucked-string instruments (like the Ukulele, the Cavaquinho and the Portuguese Guitar). I've played these instruments in a variety of settings, from the rehearsal room to the studio to the stage. I have also had experience with studio recording, production and arrangement, for myself and for others. I've played genres as diverse as Rock, Pop, Folk, Jazz, Swing, Funk, Fusion and Electronic. I currently perform regularly with several musicians from the Montréal scene such as Suzi Silva, Victoria Malenfant, Ultrafox and others.
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