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Masashi (Masa) N.
El Cajon, California
Learn to play guitar with ease, comfort, and fun from an experienced professional.
Students should expect to learn a variety of topics such as naming different parts of the instrument, tuning, technique, music theory, function within a larger ensemble.
About Masashi (Masa) N.

I've been teaching/tutoring music since 2007 with experience teaching music theory, aural skills, piano, and guitar. I can help students with a variety of musical tasks. The program I was enrolled in at SDSU ensured that I had a good grasp of a wide variety of instruments. *** Lesson Details *** Piano students can expect to be started with Faber Piano Adventures. Guitar students may get Alfred's Guitar Course or a book on classical guitar depending on the maturity/level of the student. After a few months, beginning students should expect to have gained a firm grasp of the basics of understanding music notation and should be able to play at least basic pieces. *** Studio Equipment *** Students obviously are not expected to bring a piano but if you are taking guitar/bass, do bring one. *** Travel Equipment *** I expect students to have their own instruments, especially piano, and amplifiers and cables if applicable. I expect students to have their own copies of any relevant books/materials as instructed. I will bring my own writing materials and guitar if necessary. *** Specialties *** Piano - classical, rock/pop, jazz. Guitar - rock/pop, classical, and jazz. I prefer to start students with classical when possible as a means of getting hands to start finger-picking early.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

BM - Music: Professional Studies (Piano Emphasis) (cum laude)

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks Japanese, English, French

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Masashi (Masa) N.
El Cajon, California
Learn to play guitar with ease, comfort, and fun from an experienced professional.
Students should expect to learn a variety of topics such as naming different parts of the instrument, tuning, technique, music theory, function within a larger ensemble.
About Masashi (Masa) N.

I've been teaching/tutoring music since 2007 with experience teaching music theory, aural skills, piano, and guitar. I can help students with a variety of musical tasks. The program I was enrolled in at SDSU ensured that I had a good grasp of a wide variety of instruments. *** Lesson Details *** Piano students can expect to be started with Faber Piano Adventures. Guitar students may get Alfred's Guitar Course or a book on classical guitar depending on the maturity/level of the student. After a few months, beginning students should expect to have gained a firm grasp of the basics of understanding music notation and should be able to play at least basic pieces. *** Studio Equipment *** Students obviously are not expected to bring a piano but if you are taking guitar/bass, do bring one. *** Travel Equipment *** I expect students to have their own instruments, especially piano, and amplifiers and cables if applicable. I expect students to have their own copies of any relevant books/materials as instructed. I will bring my own writing materials and guitar if necessary. *** Specialties *** Piano - classical, rock/pop, jazz. Guitar - rock/pop, classical, and jazz. I prefer to start students with classical when possible as a means of getting hands to start finger-picking early.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

BM - Music: Professional Studies (Piano Emphasis) (cum laude)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Japanese, English, French

Speaks

Has background check

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$53
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$83
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$93
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As a first time piano student at age 70, I find Masa. very patient with me. He encourages me to understand music theory as well as playing. I enjoy the lessons very much, even after 15 months!

Posted Feb 22, 2019
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Being the first lesson, I had an instant connection and a really great lesson! He makes learning fun.

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Great lesson

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Instructor details
Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Chatsbury Street
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
$33
45 minutes
$43
60 minutes
$53
75 minutes
$63
90 minutes
$73
105 minutes
$83
120 minutes
$93
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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