Miguel Jazz Violin Lessons

Miguel Jazz Violin Lessons

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1 hire on Lessons.com
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12 years in business

About this pro

I'm a passionate musician since I was 6 years old, I used to play at the Symphony Orchestra for many years, but then I discovered Jazz, and the act of improvising my music and composing melodic lines "live" is a feelling that just made me fall in love with this art. 

Also I have dedicated a great part of my career to teaching. I have a great love for sharing knowledge about music and life in general. 

I guess the best way for a musician to list his qualifications is to hear him playing so you can hear me on this link https://www.soundslice.com/slices/ptMVc/

Also you can visit my social networks: 

https://www.facebook.com/miguelfajardomusic/

https://www.youtube.com/MiguelFajardo

https://www.instagram.com/miguelfajardomusic/

twitter: @miguelfajardovl 

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San Francisco, CA 94102
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I always ask students to play for me whatever they like to play, I think music doesn't lie, you will always speak your current level of musicianship, technique and general knowledge from the first notes you play in your violin. When I have assessed their current level, then we have a conversation about their current goals and expectations, and we make a plan for progress. 


How did you get started teaching?

I think I satarted teaching since I first started to learn some music, I always had that liking for sharing what I learned. But professionally I think I started when I was 18, when at the conservatory I had to give lessons to begginers as part of my duties. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently I went to de Django fest in Tepoztlan Morelos in Mexico, in march 2020, just before de coronavirus thing exploded and I met this musician: Sebastien Gineaux, and he was stuck in Mexico, his flight was canceled because of this crisis, and it happened to be that we stayed at the same hostal, and I learned so much listening to him for 2 entire weeks every day and playing all day, he is top musician there aren't many people like him, and from I saw, heard and talked with this individual I think I learned more than 5 years at the conservatory. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try to learn more from observing than the actual talk of the teacher, try to imitate like a child his way of moving, his actual body posture, and his whole demeanor. That has served me so much since I tried. I used to have a Russian teacher and she was very bad with Spanish which is my native language, and she spoke no English at all which is my second language, so words were of very little use, but I learned so much by observing how she played, that I think that's when I realized that knowledge it's most of the time better acquired by observing carefully. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Mostly what would you like to play with your violin?

What are the pieces that you just need to play in your lifetime?

How serious are you in music? Do you want to become a real musician playing around the world? Or just want to have a fun time with music in your room?