In 1977, I studied at the Guatemalan National Conservatory of Music with Professors Alejandro Herrera and Rene Abularach on Classical guitar. I also studied harmony and composition with Igor de Gandarias, Juaqin Orellana and Jorge Sarmientos. In New Orleans, I took private jazz guitar courses with steve Masakowski and Hank Mackie.
In 1983 I started my own Jazz band, “Acoustic Ensamble”, a band that I shared with well known international musicians like: Carlos Gomes, Fernando Perez, Bryon Sosa, Miguel Angel Villagran, Igor Sarmientos, Alfredo Caceres, Antonio Cosenza, German Giordano, Rolando Gudiel, Roberto Abularach, Auri Ruiz, Marco Antonio Molina, Lenin Fernandez, Luis Estrada, Roberto Estrada, Maritza Estrada, Carlos Duarte, Carlos Soto, Lionel Franco, and many others.
In 1985 I was invited by Pat Jolly a famus producer in New Orleans, to play at the Heritage New Orleans Jazz festival where I continued to play for many years. Musicians like Patrice Fisher, Tony Degrady, Rick Marguitza, Tomoko Block, Ector Gayardo, Jimmy Robinson, and Ector Infanson, were just some of famous faces in Jazz of which I had the privilege of performing with.
In 1988 I was an assistant teacher at the National Conservatory of Music. In 1990 I opened my own recording studio and Production Company, "A TEMPO”, and for the next 8 years I wrote jingles and music for documentaries for national and international companies like Pepsi, odka Finlandia, Tootsie Roll, radio stations, and many others.
In 1999 I moved to New Orleans were I kept performing, producing and teaching Classical and Jazz guitar. In 2005 I moved to Arlington TX were I perform as a Guitar Soloist and with Jazz ensembles in the DFW area. I also produce local bands with the latest technology in recording gear, and teach guitar at Music Kahncepts Studio, Fort Worth Academy, Northstar High School, Clay Academy, and at Music & Arts Center in Arlington.
Seeing my students learn fasts, with a proper technique, playing what they like.
And performing on recitals or professionally.
Erick is a fantastic, creative, versatile to cheer. What is adaptable to all levels and types of learning. He really does make it fun.
Mr. Kahn has been teaching my son for almost 3 years now. We have tried other music schools closer to home but we were not impressed. We just had to go back with Music Kahncepts, even if we have to drive a little farther. He is just the best teacher around period.
The teacher is very knowledgeable of chords, harmonies, classical music and is able to motivate the students to find their own interpretation of musical pieces and exercises.
My 10 year old son has advanced in his guitar skills in a very short period of time. I’m so pleased with his excellent way of teaching.
In the first 10 minutes we do a simple exercise to start stretching fingers, develop strength, independence and calluses. In the next 20 minutes while practicing how to keep a steady rhythm, we learn easy chords (played with one or two fingers) that way it's easier to move from one chord to the other without losing the beat. In two or three months the student it's plain easy pop songs.
I studied for 10 years classical guitar on the national Conservatory of Guatemala, with a major on arranging and composition. I had master classes of jazz guitar in New Orleans with Hank Mackie and Steve Masakowski for over five years. I have been teaching guitar and music theory for 25 years.
The standard pricing for professional guitar teachers in Arlington Texas is $30 for a half hour. That's the cost for lessons at Music & Arts where I've been teaching for nine years.
I started as substitute teacher at the Conservatory of music in Guatemala.
After performing internationally for over 20 years, I found that my real passion and skills it's to be a teacher and I've been doing that in Guatemala, New Orleans and Texas for the past 25 years.
Beginners, intermediate and some advance in theory and composition.
I had students from the age of 5 to 67 years old.
Uff! So many! To mention some, the last tour of Electric Band with Chick Corea.
And of course my student's recitals which I do twice a year, from solos, duets, classical and jazz/rock ensambles.
First look at his website, social media's and compare notes, look him up on Google, contact him directly and try to get a first free lesson to understand his system and see if you like it.
Do you teach basic techniques? What styles will I'll be able to play with this techniques? How soon will I will be playing easy pop songs? How soon will I will be playing a more complex styles like classical or jazz? Do you teach how to read music? Can I learn guitar even if I'm not interested in reading music? What do you recommend to stay engage and continue learning guitar?