Flamenco Center For Guitar And Dance

Flamenco Center For Guitar And Dance

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About this pro

René Heredia is a leading figure in the development of flamenco guitar and dance in the United States. He has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator, mentor, composer and recording artist. His performances, master classes and workshops for the last forty years have won René the Governor’s and Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts for performance and education. René has seeded the Rocky Mountain Area with many flamenco guitar and dance students. René just recently received from the Carson Brierly Dance Library the Award as “Living Legend of Dance in Colorado” and was nominated two times for the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Dance Alliance. He has won the Grand Prix de Disc from France. René has just received two new awards. The Denver Musicians Association gave him their “Distinguished Award” for “forty plus years of membership and pioneering work in the music industry.” René was also inducted into the Denver Latin Music Festival Hall of Fame for his work in the Latin community. He has done command performances for President Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter, and Princess Noor of Jordan, Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer of Monaco, and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia. His performances and shows with such noted dance artist as Carmen Amaya, José Greco, Mario Maya, El Guito, Farruco, Maria Benitez, Teo Morca, Tony “El Pelao” Los Heredia’s, Luisa Triana, Miguel Bernal. Famous singers as Fosforito, Jarrito, Chocolate, Chano Lobato, Juanito Varea, Rafael Ortega, Antoñita Moreno, Chinin de Triana, Simón Serrano, Pelete. Famous guitarist as Sabicas, Paco de Lucia, Juan Habichuela, Mario Escudero, Juan Serrano, Antonio Agüero. Television shows with Art Linkletter, Steve Allen, and Ed Sullivan, Ann Southern, Peter Nero, Hal Linden, Eddie Fisher, George Gobel, and Bill Cosby have brought René to the fore front as one of the leading Flamenco Artists in the U.S.A. today. René was listed in the 2013–2014 edition of “Who’s Who” as one of the outstanding artists in the USA today. René is known as “The Godfather of Flamenco” and “The Man Who Brought Flamenco to Colorado” because he originated flamenco in Colorado with his arrival in 1967.I've been teaching for more than 40 years. Studied in Paris France Classical Guitar 3 1/2 years. Teaching Flamenco Guitar 40 years. I've taught in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Fe New Mex, Albuquerque, Paris France, Madrid Spain. Denver CoAwards: Mayors and Governors Awards of Colorado, Musicians Assco. Award. Latin Hall of Fame Award. Living Legend of Dance Award. GRand Prix Award of France.

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Denver, CO 80209
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  • Tom Muther

    Rene is a wonderful teacher!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I customize my lessons to the students ability.  Teach chordes, scales, right and left hand technique. Harmony, theory.  How to sit and hold the guitar. how to get the most out of your practice so yiou get the most out of your time with the guitar.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied classical guitar in Paris France for three a half years and have been playing flamenco guitar for forty years.  I'm a multiple award winning guitarist, Mayors and Governors Award of Colorado. Plus many other awards for all the work I've done since 1968 in Colorado.  I've concertized all over the world most of my life.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$60.00 one hour $30.00 half hour. 

How did you get started teaching?

I've been teaching since I was 18 years old. Started payling guitar when I was 10 and turned professional at 13 and touring the world at 17. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Classical and flamenco guitar students

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Performing with my dance company. Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre at Cafe Sole in Boulder Co.

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

To look for a good teacher who knows what he is doing.

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

What can the teacher offer.