Chris Guitar Lessons

Chris Guitar Lessons

5.0 (3)
1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

 I am a graduate of Argentina's National University of Arts where I´ve studied classical guitar. I have over 15 years of teaching experience and I've toured Latin America and Europe playing concerts as a soloist. I also work in 'Ástor Piazzolla', official Conservatory here in Buenos Aires, where I learn from great maestros and students as well, and for that I am grateful! I teach music to total beginners and to advanced students as well! I also coach students on exams regarding Conservatories or diverse Musical institutions.

Guitar can be easy if you have the right attitude! Being a good listener, my love for the guitar, and lots of patience are the main assets I rely on for teaching. These lessons may also include custom-made short videos to help your practice. I have an academic and classical background, but I also teach Flamenco, Tango, Folklore, and other Latin American music styles as well.

I have an organized and progressive  teaching method but I am not into prefabricated, over-structured classes. The teaching style really depends on the goals and motivations of the student . I provide an array of guitar materials, books, and scores in PDF.  Total beginners or advanced, and experienced players are welcome alike. I also usually write notes after each lesson to summarize what to focus on for the following lesson; this helps keeping your practice well-organized and with clear objectives.

I have an organized and progressive  teaching method but I am not into prefabricated, over-structured classes. The teaching style really depends on the goals and motivations of the student . I provide an array of guitar materials, books, and scores in PDF.  Total beginners or advanced and experienced players are welcome alike. I also usually write notes after each lesson to summarize what to focus on for the following lesson; this helps keeping your practice well-organized and with clear objectives.

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Kissimmee, FL 34741
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Michael Jaffe

    I cannot be more pleased with my lessons with Cristobal. His relaxed style creates an easy environment with which to learn from him. His focus on perfecting my technique is exactly what I was searching for in a tutor. I look forward to each lesson and he inspires me to practice diligently. I am very happy to call him my teacher.

  • Marc Weiss

    It is always great. For me, the attention to detail and the differences which make a difference is very important.. This is about learning to play the guitar using songs and what superficially seems to be simple and easy exerices rather than just learning to play a song. The lessons are about the nuances to make a musical delight.

  • Aaron Gardea

    I've taken a number if lessons from various instructors and previewed many more. This lesson could not have been better. I am extremely pleased and thankful for this opportunity!



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FAQs


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

I spend some time during our first meeting finding out the student's likes, interests and goals. Then we lay out a plan of practice which will be very different if the student wants to learn the guitar from scracth, or already plays the guitar and has a specific song or set of pieces that wants to play.


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

Bachelor's Degree in Classical Guitar UNA - Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires).

I play Classical  Guitar, Flamenco Guitar and other styles as well. 

Ask me about Conservatoire exams, I coach students in different musical institutions. With technology, distance is not a problem anymore. Feel free to contact me to ask me anything regarding the lessons. 

I have 15 years of teaching experience all levels and ages and I did Concert tours in countries like Argentina, Uruguay,  Spain and Portugal.  I took Masterclasses with international academic guitar figures like Leo BrouwerQuique Sinesi, Fabio Zanon, Nora Buschmann among others . I've been working in 'Ástor Piazzolla', official Conservatory here in Buenos Aires since 2014. In this institution I learn from great teachers (and students as well) every day, and for that I am very grateful! 


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

Currently, I'm charging $35 per hour. Ask me about pricing for shorter lessons or discounts for lesson packages.


How did you get started teaching?

I've started teaching guitar as a side job around the year 2004, and now is my main job.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students of all ages, from small children to retired folks. I mainly work with adults at the moment. I've total beginners and to advanced students preparing high level pieces as well.


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

Listen to the teacher play. Look him up on youtube or social media. A good musician definitely does not guarantee a good teacher, but someone who does not inspire you when you hear him play could be a turn-off in the long run.


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