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Lessons offered by Pedro José
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Jazz Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Guitar Lessons in Downtown Toronto with a experienced Guitar Performer and Teacher and Master of Teaching student!

Methodology

Methodology

Music lessons should be about serving your individual needs and interests as a student, learning how to get the most out of your time, and help you develop autonomy so you can reach your goals. Lessons with me will help you to go through the processes, steps, joys and challenges that music, like life, has to offer to us, learners.

1. DESIGN OF LESSONS. Throughout my teaching experience, I have developed a wide number of materials and strategies to teach effectively different musical styles to different styles of learners. At the core, I believe that every person learns differently depending on the context and thus, every teacher needs to adapt their lessons to the individual needs of each student, rather than pushing their own learning styles and materials into their studio.

2. MOTIVATION IS A BIG PART OF LEARNING. I strongly emphasize the importance of developing mental tools to make our practicing time as joyful, efficient and creative as possible. Central to the development of that mental attitude is working on motivation. I will help you to find how music can be motivating for you while practicing.

3. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING. Many students stop playing because they don't feel anymore the same feeling they had when they started playing, or because they feel music is too difficult. As part of my studies and experience, I come to understand that knowing the rules and conventions behind the music we play, help us to improve or mental attitude and motivation.

4. A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS. Thanks to the development of cognitive psychology, we now know that that learning to play an instrument is a complex process that requires the coordination of a number of functions. With years of professional training from some of the best guitarists on the planet, I help students develop an understanding of music learning as a step-by-set process, that requires discipline and concentration.

6. MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE. Music it's a human creation created for humans. If we manage our expectations and have guidance from an expert, we all can play an instrument an realize that we all are musicians!

Background

I have given concerts in Chile, Argentina, France, Italy, Spain and Germany, and I am currently completing my Master of Teaching degree on scholarship from the University of Toronto. I am researching how music teachers enact commitments to social justice and equity within public schools in Toronto.

I hold a Bachelors degree in Music Therapy from Salvador University (Argentina) where I took many courses around psychology which inform my practice as guitarist and teacher. I also hold a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the Catalunya School of Music, where I studied with Zoran Dukic and Alex Garrobe. I have studied privately in Chicago and in Europe with world-renowned teachers such as Denis Azabagic and Paolo Pegoraro. I have also worked for many years as Music Teacher and Music Therapist in diverse context and geographies, including music schools and special education centres in Chile, Argentina and Spain.

I have twelve years of teaching experience in guitar in all styles, ages and skill levels, and currently I teach private students.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $180
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $350

Details

For students ages 16 or under with difficult economic circumstances and an eagerness to learn guitar, I am willing to give a special discount. Please inquire via this website for more information.

Lessons offered by Pedro José
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at their home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Jazz Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Pedro José's Resume

Previous Education

Currently. MASTER OF TEACHING. University of Toronto (OISE)

Bachelor in Arts, minor in Musical Performance. Speciality Classical Guitar. Conservatory of the University of Chile.

Bachelor in Music Therapy. University of Salvador. Buenos Aires – Argentina.

Master in Advanced Music Performance Studies: Classical and Contemporary Music Instruments. Teacher: Zoran Dukic. Catalunya College of Music.

Continuing Education. Instruments of Classical and contemporary music. Classical Guitar. Teacher: Alex Garrobé. Catalunya College of Music.

Pedagogy Program in Education for Graduates. University Andrés Bello. Chile


Courses

2002. (2nd Semester) Courses of Harmony and Music History at University of Notre Dame, USA.

2002. (2nd Semester). Private classes with Denis AZABAGIC.

2005. IX Course of Guitar Performance, by professors Eduardo ISAAC and Eduardo FERNÁNDEZ. Argentina

2008. Initiation course to the Kodaly Method. Conservatory “Lopez Buchardo”. Bs As – Argentina.

2010. April – November. Seminar of Improvisation with signs, with professor Marcelo MOGUILEVSKY. Bs As – Argentina.


Work Experience

2005 – 2007. Private Guitar Teacher in Santiago, Chile.

2007 – 2012. Private Guitar Teacher in Bs As, Argentina.

2007. Music Teacher at “José Toribio Borda” Hospital (Bs As – Argentina)

2011 – 2012. Music Therapist at Comunica Institute, Santiago de Chile.

2012. Music Therapist at CONVIVIR Centre (Bs As, Argentina), CISAM, Centre for Investigations for Mental Health (Bs As, Argentina) and Las Heras Clinic (Bs As, Argentina).

2014 Private Guitar Teacher

2015 Music Teacher in Becaire Centre Musical. Guitar and Music Initiation.

2017. Guitar Teacher at MusicaActiva. Barcelona, Spain.

Other Relevant Experience

2002. Performance with the Modern Orchestra, of Professional Institute “Modern School”.

2001. First Place, in youth category at the 5th Competition of Guitar “Liliana Pérez Corey”, Santiago, Chile.

2003. Finalist in student category at the 6th Competition of Guitar “Liliana Pérez Corey”, Santiago, Chile.

2006. Performs as a “Young Talent” at the International Festival “ENTRECUERDAS”.

2007. Performance in the City Hall Trenquelauquen - Argentina.

2012. Performance at the Hall of the House of the Province, Buenos Aires – Argentina.

2014. Koblenz Guitar Festival & Competition. Germany

2017. Coria Guitar Festival and Competition. Spain

2019. Scholarship for my studies at University of Toronto. National Council of the Arts and Culture. Chile

Master Classes: Eduardo Fernandez, Eduardo Isaac, Victor Villadangos, Carlos Groisman, Carlos Perez, Jose Antonio Escobar, Ernesto Bitetti.

Language Skills

Spanish (primary language)

English (Medium – Advance)

Catalan (Intermediate)

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