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Edwin I.
El Segundo, California
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About Edwin I.

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar. I am available to teach guitar(acoustic, electric, classical) for all levels, ages, and styles(pop to folk, rock to soul, world to classical) in English, Spanish and Japanese. Other subjects taught include bass guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, harmonium, classical percussion, music theory, composition(all styles from pop to classical), ear training, and studio production/engineering/mixing. Born in Cali, Colombia on April 1979, I began my musical endeavors studying the piano at the age of 6. Early on I had the opportunity to play percussion in the school symphony while at the same time developed an intense interest in the instrument that would become my true love, the guitar. During 1996-98 I studied jazz guitar at the New World School of the Arts music program under the direction of J.B. Dyas and Dr. Roby George. Upon graduation, I was immediately accepted to the University of Miami jazz guitar program under the direction of Randall Dollahan. It was during this time that I also refined my skills as a classical guitarist and as a composer/arranger. In addition, I began passing my knowledge onto friends and eventually began working as a teacher. My ability to play almost any genre of music is the fruit of past experience playing with an impressive variety of music groups, including jazz combos, symphony orchestras, Andean world music ensembles, and several rock and pop groups as well. As a studio guitarist I have recorded for various artists including Jaci Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Alexandre Pires, and Noelia. *** Lesson Details *** Now also available to teach online video chat lessons through Skype. Every one of you is unique and there are many possible paths to reach your goals in music. With my background and music industry experience, I am able to customize my lessons for you so that you can reach your desired goals. We will take some time to find out where your passion lies in music and I will use my experience and knowledge to create a customized lesson-plan that will allow us to focus on reaching your desired goals and at the same time maintain a well rounded music education. I find this to be key in making the lessons and your practice sessions very enjoyable, fun and laid back - knowing that everything we practice, play and talk about is in line with your goals as a student. I will also be playing along with you and demonstrating everything that we're working on - music is meant to be shared and played with others and it is important to have that experience of interaction from early on in your lessons. So whether it's learning to accompany yourself or others, write songs, read music, understand harmony, solo, or just jam out to your favorite songs, you will be well on your way to reaching your goals within 6 months of my lessons. Look forward to making music with you! Want to learn a quick exercise for mastering the fretboard on your guitar? Check out my article on the TakeLessons blog here: http://takelessons.com/blog/guitar-fretboard-chart *** Studio Equipment *** Living room w/ grand piano and seating for parents. Room/studio with professional recording equipment - Logic Pro X recording software, Mackie HR824 Studio Monitors, Miktech C4 Tube Microphone, UA6176 Preamp/compressor, Apogee Duet D/A converter. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide my instrument and teaching materials. Students provide their instrument, music folders. *** Specialties *** All styles - pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, ethnic, latin, soul

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1993

Education

B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental - Guitar

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Teaches ages 6+

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Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese

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Edwin I.
El Segundo, California
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Learn fast from an expert, friendly, and patient teacher!
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All styles - strumming, fingerpicking Improvisation soloing Proper technique Repertoire Music analysis
About Edwin I.

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar. I am available to teach guitar(acoustic, electric, classical) for all levels, ages, and styles(pop to folk, rock to soul, world to classical) in English, Spanish and Japanese. Other subjects taught include bass guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, harmonium, classical percussion, music theory, composition(all styles from pop to classical), ear training, and studio production/engineering/mixing. Born in Cali, Colombia on April 1979, I began my musical endeavors studying the piano at the age of 6. Early on I had the opportunity to play percussion in the school symphony while at the same time developed an intense interest in the instrument that would become my true love, the guitar. During 1996-98 I studied jazz guitar at the New World School of the Arts music program under the direction of J.B. Dyas and Dr. Roby George. Upon graduation, I was immediately accepted to the University of Miami jazz guitar program under the direction of Randall Dollahan. It was during this time that I also refined my skills as a classical guitarist and as a composer/arranger. In addition, I began passing my knowledge onto friends and eventually began working as a teacher. My ability to play almost any genre of music is the fruit of past experience playing with an impressive variety of music groups, including jazz combos, symphony orchestras, Andean world music ensembles, and several rock and pop groups as well. As a studio guitarist I have recorded for various artists including Jaci Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Alexandre Pires, and Noelia. *** Lesson Details *** Now also available to teach online video chat lessons through Skype. Every one of you is unique and there are many possible paths to reach your goals in music. With my background and music industry experience, I am able to customize my lessons for you so that you can reach your desired goals. We will take some time to find out where your passion lies in music and I will use my experience and knowledge to create a customized lesson-plan that will allow us to focus on reaching your desired goals and at the same time maintain a well rounded music education. I find this to be key in making the lessons and your practice sessions very enjoyable, fun and laid back - knowing that everything we practice, play and talk about is in line with your goals as a student. I will also be playing along with you and demonstrating everything that we're working on - music is meant to be shared and played with others and it is important to have that experience of interaction from early on in your lessons. So whether it's learning to accompany yourself or others, write songs, read music, understand harmony, solo, or just jam out to your favorite songs, you will be well on your way to reaching your goals within 6 months of my lessons. Look forward to making music with you! Want to learn a quick exercise for mastering the fretboard on your guitar? Check out my article on the TakeLessons blog here: http://takelessons.com/blog/guitar-fretboard-chart *** Studio Equipment *** Living room w/ grand piano and seating for parents. Room/studio with professional recording equipment - Logic Pro X recording software, Mackie HR824 Studio Monitors, Miktech C4 Tube Microphone, UA6176 Preamp/compressor, Apogee Duet D/A converter. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide my instrument and teaching materials. Students provide their instrument, music folders. *** Specialties *** All styles - pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, ethnic, latin, soul

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1993

Education

B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental - Guitar

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese

Speaks

Has background check

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Edwin was very nice, and professional. My daughters first piano lesson went great and she’s excited for more lessons with Edwin.

Posted Dec 14, 2021
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Edwin is great at helping you build lesson & practice plans to help build the skills you want on guitar. I couldn't recommend him any higher.

Posted Nov 7, 2021
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Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to learn from!

Posted Oct 21, 2021
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Music Instructor
Jan 1993 - Present
Edwin I.
Private and group music lessons for guitar, piano, recording, ear training, composition, Logic Pro, bass guitar.
B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental - Guitar
Sep 1998 - May 2002
University of Miami
High School Diploma - Jazz and Classical performance - Guitar, percussion
Sep 1996 - Jun 1998
New World School of the Arts
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Japanese
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
DownBeat Music Award 1998
Mar 1998
DownBeat

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Instructor details
Ukulele
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Center St.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$49
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$76
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30