Native Spanish Flamenco guitar player with over 18 years of teaching experience and 8 living in Austin, TX.
Teaching from Classical Flamenco guitar, Brazilian Bossa-Nova, Latinoamerican music (like Boleros, Puerto Rican music...).
Teaching harmony concepts from the scratch and also helping you out to simply learn to use a guitar either to sing along or to figure out songs you like.
I truly enjoy teaching the amazing hand's technique that Flamenco guitar has developed.
Also showing the beautiful music of the different countries where I have been living and giving my students a multicultural musical knowledge about styles and rhythms.
Jose is very knowledgeable of the Flamenco styles and is a patient teacher.
First class is always special, where I can see who the student is, what he/she wants to achieve and more important, what makes the student happy and eager to play and practice.
Asking for some specific aspects of guitar/music to see how open and interested the student is in them.
Discuss and design the path that I think the student should follow.
I have been playing guitar since very early age, and despite an old school flamenco guitar teacher, all I know is self-taught and after playing with musicians from many different countries and styles and being involved in many musical proyects for the last 20 years.
Lessons cost between 35$ and 50$ and they tipically last, at least, an hour.
I was living in Granada, Spain, when I started teaching guitar (around 1999).
After 18 years teaching...all types! Students coming to me usually have a specific goal or interest. I also love listening the reason why Flamenco music has caught their attention :)
Sometimes, my average student is someone not just willing to learn Flamenco guitar, but just to learn fingerpicking styles, scales and chords (and how they relate), to learn many different styles of songs...
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