I am a professional guitar player originally from Ecuador and based in Boston. During my long music career of more than 15 years, I have played many styles, including jazz, rock, pop, funk, and blues. My professional performance experience as well as my Bachelor of Performance from Berklee College of Music have both given me a solid foundation on the instrument and in music theory. I have experience teaching students from all levels and ages, from young children to adult learners and seniors. It is my goal to always make my lessons educational and fun at the same time to keep my students motivated, as this is the key to enjoying the process of learning an instrument.
Lessons can be held at your home or at my Somerville studio, which includes convenient off-street parking.
Sharing the knowledge I have aquired from many years of studying and performance experience and the joy music gives me.
Santiago is very easy to work with, flexible and extremely knowledgeable/talented with guitar and music theory.
Santiago is an excellent teacher! I learned a lot from him and he helped me improve my playing really fast. He has a big knowledge of music theory and the instrument.
Santiago is an absolute rock star guitar teacher. What I appreciate most is his artistic attention to detail, which is exemplified by his emphasis on technique and focus on the texture and color of the instrument. He is very patient and funny. He has definitely inspired me to keep playing and discover a wider range of genres. I highly recommend him!
In the first class we set some goals and decide what areas we are going to work with the student.
Classical studies at National Conservatory from Ecuador
Jazz studies at Franz Liszt Conservatory in Ecuador
Performance studies at Universidad de las Americas college in Ecuador
Performance major at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA
If a certain number of lessons are booked in advance I give a discount or also for group lessons.