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About this pro

Education: · Piano course at Institute for musicians “Tom Jobim” –Sao Paulo – Brazil ·

Intensive Drums practice at Conservatory “Souza Lima” – Sao Paulo – Brazil ·

Clarinet and Saxophone lessons at Sao Paulo state music conservatory · Guitar (acoustic and electric) at institute of guitar and technology ·

Intensive piano class in VA with Maestro James Westerhouse · Guitar Classes at NOVA (North Virginia University College) Manassas VA ·

Piano Certified at Juilliard school – NY ·

Jazz classes at Mannes - NY ·

Musician include on the AFM ·

Music business at Berklee college · Music therapy course at State University of Sao Paulo ·

Actor classes a Center for arts of Sao Paulo ·

Music Production Classes at J Chris Griffin Productions

· Xma training with Craig Henningsen

Performances: · Played piano with youth orchestra of Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo Brazil

· Played guitar with chamber music quartet of Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo Brazil · Performances include recitals, jazz bands, and studio record in Brazil ·

Instructor of Paganini institute of music – Newark - NJ · Performance at “Path Café” New York –NY

· Trainer partner in brazil for fight scenes in Sao Paulo Theater ·

Skills include ability to play in all kinds of genres Knowledge in work with Garage band, Pro tools, after effects, Photoshop Skills include studio recording, multi-track studio recording, Producer, and video editor, Arrangement for orchestra, jazz bands, small groups, Arrangement for guitar, piano, clarinet Knowledge in music theory, harmony, and history.

Black belt in Karate, Howard and kickboxing and also tricking skills

It is with great interest that I apply for this position. I am confident that my skills are well-aligned with the role, and that I would be an excellent fit for this position. I am eager to leverage my knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to your needs.

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New York, NY 10023
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5 Reviews


  • Erin Dunlevy

    DJ is kind, funny and patient with my daughter. He’s an excellent teacher.

  • Eva Vazquez

    DJ has been giving lessons to my grandson for over a year. We love him. He is easy-going and encouraging. He's the perfect instructor for my grandson.

  • Ryan Cokely

    Great teacher, always enthusiastic and has made the experience fun!

  • Griffin T

    Douglas is one of the most open-minded people I know. Over the course of working with him we became good friends and he has been my mentor and voice of reason when it comes to music. He is currently teaching me piano, drums and the guitar and he is an expert in all three. He is an unbelievably talented musician and couldn't be more happy we matched up. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to your students Doug!

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

Starting demostrading how the process works, and give them time frames and goals so the students can have a sense of achievement in every stage of the process of learning.

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

my price are basically on the type of lesson, plus special prices when classes are buyin in bulk. I also have special price packages for all types of lessons that I teach.