in Acton W3
There are many different teaching methods and some more effective than others. My methodology has developed consistently through years of experience, research and development. I am fortunate to have taught students who have become professional musicians, others who are now good friends. A session with my student consists of a lot more than learning a falseta (riff). I assess the student, ask him to play the guitar and observe his strengths and weaknesses. I will then meticulously correct his guitar technique ranging from body posture to hand position, relaxation, concentration, breathing and awareness. We then start learning falsetas covering most techniques used in flamenco guitar. We range from traditional to modern covering all “palos” that are played by flamenco guitarists. The aim is to develop a solid repertoire that would allow the student to perform in a concert hall. I have recently encouraged my students to read the book “Art of Practicing” by Madeline Bruser that is a valuable guide to the art of practising and making music from the heart.
My repertoire ranges from original compositions to music by guitarists such as Vicente Amigo and Paco De Lucia, Sabicas and Ramon Montoya. Rhythms including solea, bulerias, tangos, farruca, guajira, seguiriya. I will focus on the following flamenco techniques:
I will share my knowledge helping you become an accomplished flamenco guitarist regardless of your age. As long as you have ambition, time to practise and you are ready to take on board constructive advice, you will improve dramatically!
I hold regular individual guitar tuition for beginners, intermediate and advance student. Classes can be recorded with audio or video devices and music is transcribed in Tablature or Notation. For students that would like to join a group course that is excellent value for money I would suggest the group course in the CityLit, London.
Fee x hour for individual masterclasses: £50
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