Tony Rivera Guitar/Piano/Bass/Vocal Instruction

Tony Rivera Guitar/Piano/Bass/Vocal Instruction

5.0(1 review)


My teaching approach:I’m a firm believer in thoroughly covering all subject matter, including music theory and staff and chord chart reading. Learned in acoustic, electric and bass guitar and piano instruction, I incorporate computer-aided teaching techniques to capture students’ attention and maintain a logbook of student progress, supplementing reports with digital images of each student’s technique. I’ve developed a chord specific teaching methodology and created my own teaching curriculum. I Offer points of motivation and obtainable objectives to encourage each student’s growth and developed a teaching system for challenging, attention deficit and neurologically challenged students. I pride myself on providing clear instruction and developing well thought out lesson and practice plans. Music Styles :Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Ragtime Guitar, Ethnic Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar, Reggae Guitar Instrument Types:Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Electric Bass My influences are: I have many influences. As a flamenco guitarist my foot influences are Sabicas, The reason why I play guitar today. Other influences include; Carlos Montoya, Andrea Segovia, Paco Paña, Dennis Koster/my teacher for six years, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Neil Sean, Nancy Wilson, Roy Clark,Jimmy Page Richie Havens, Stevie Ray Varn and Jerry Garcia. The number of years I've given guitar lessons:I have been teaching for more than 25 years. Year(s) Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I have a consultation with the student to find out their musical preferences. Once I know what kind of music they listen to I could design a lesson plan accordingly, including long and short-term goals, time frames and what they can expect in the coming months.on with me might entail the following: The first thing I want to do is diagnosed at the skill level and learning abilities of the student. This varies from student student. Once this is done I'm able to put together a lesson plan that will best suit the students needs. Which might include correcti any bad habits.

I've been a guitarist for many years and teaching for a few decades. I'm a big believer in making my lessons fun as well as educational and tailor my teaching to tap into each student's area of interest. Whether you're looking to play popular songs or create music of your own, I'll be able to guide you as you learn and discover the joy of music.


Hired 3 times
1 employee
Serves Alexandria , VA

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    Andrew T.

    Very patient and can explain lessons well
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    June 12, 2018

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    Bass Guitar