Alvin Castro Guitar Lessons

Alvin Castro Guitar Lessons

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My teaching approach: I teach guitar from a reading, technique, and performance approach. I believe that these three aspects of music are inseparable. I have been teaching and performing since 2003. I hold a Master of Music degree in Jazz and Classical Guitar Performance. I have taught students at all levels and from ages 6 and up.My influences are: Larry Carlton, Mike Stern, Paul Jackson Jr., John Wiliams, Andres Segovia, Christopher Parkening, Doyle Dykes, Phil Keggy, and Tommy Emmanuel.My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Ontario, Glendora, Claremont, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, La Verne, Azusa, San Dimas and Upland.Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: If the student is a beginner we start from square one, covering the basics of gutiar techinique and rudiments of music. If the student has experience playing the guitar then I will have them demonstrate how much they know, just to guage where the are. Then I will have the student discuss their music goals and then procede with covering new material for the week.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Each lesson depends on the student's level of playing. This may consist of exercises to develop good playing technique, reading exercises, and learning songs for performance. We usually begin each lesson with warm up scales and exercises. Then I have the student perform material that they were assigned to practice. This may entail songs or exercises assigned from an approved guitar method book. I also included music theory in my lessons.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: One who not only shows an interest in learning or playing the guitar, but who is also willing to dedicate time to practicing. Also one who is not afraid to ask questions.

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Riverside, CA 92501
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