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    Professional guitarist with more than 15 years of teaching experience: all levels

    Hello, my name is Javier. I am a guitarist, composer, sound technician, and music producer. I work professionally, especially in contemporary Jazz. Don't hesitate to look for me on Google, Spotify and YouTube!

    During more than 15 years of experience as a teacher, I have developed several methods and exercises for teaching guitar and music (songs, theory, composition, improvisation, harmony, etc.) for students of all levels and all ages. I have already had students from 6 years old to 74.

    I believe that the most important thing is that the students manage to find the motivation to practice regularly with the pleasure of progressing.


    Method:

    The most common is the use of songs that the student chooses and takes advantage of this to work on more general concepts of music and the guitar which are important to acquire a solid base without bad habits.

    For more advanced students the learning process is determined together by setting personal goals.

    The teaching method is totally focused on the individual needs of each student.

    Students with any level of knowledge in music (self-taught, beginners, advanced ...) are accepted.


    Interview:

    01
    - Since when did you develop a passion for music and more particularly for your favorite instrument?

    - I became interested in the guitar at the age of ten. I had a friend who played "Blackbird" music by The Beatles and I was fascinated. From there, I started to study and I continue to learn today.


    02
    - What music can you listen to on repeat with the same pleasure (and without going crazy)?

    - Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.


    03
    - Tell us about the most difficult or amazing lesson you have given!

    - It would be a class where I have to explain the major and minor tonality and all its variants in one hour of class. But I will get there!


    04
    - In your opinion, what is the most complicated instrument to master and why?

    - It was impossible to answer. Each person has different predispositions.
    For me to play the piano at a high level would be complicated for the need for independence of the right and left hands. In this sense, the guitar is easier.


    05
    - What are, for you, the keys to success (apart from those of Sol and Fa)?

    - Constance, it's always better to practice a little every day than a lot once in a while.
    Patience, learning an instrument takes time. You have to learn to coordinate the body and the brain and take new paths from time to time.
    And the most important :
    Don't be afraid of making mistakes, to learn it is essential to make mistakes and this should not be a reason to stop practicing, on the contrary, it should be a motivation to improve.


    06
    - Name 3 musicians with whom you would dream of jamming in a bar at 2 a.m. and tell us why!

    - Tigran Hamasyan, Reinier Baas, Avishai Cohen (bassist)


    07
    - An anecdote to tell in relation to your job or your schooling (and not necessarily the party you had after entering the Conservatory)?

    - When I started giving lessons (I was 17), I had a 10-year-old student, when I suggested things to do, he looked me directly in the eye and said: No!
    But with patience, after a while, I managed to make a connection with him and at the end of the 3 years he played the guitar very well and we became friends. Now he is more or less 25 years old.


    08
    - What is the little touch that makes you a special teacher adored by all his students?

    - I am very patient and I always find the best way to explain to each student.

    Location

    Online via webcam
    At teacher's location: Sint-Andriesplaats, Antwerp, Belgium

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    General info

    suitcase iconSkills:
    Acoustic, Blues, Electric, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Jazz manouche, Pop, Rock, Song & varieties
    Age:
    Children (7-12 years old)
    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)
    Student level:
    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    The class is taught in:English, Portuguese, French, Spanish

    About Me

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    Hello, my name is Javier. I am a guitarist, composer, sound technician and music producer. I work professionally, especially in contemporary Jazz. Don't hesitate to look for me on Google, Spotify and YouTube!

    During more than 15 years of experience as a teacher, I have developed several methods and exercises for teaching guitar and music (songs, theory, composition, improvisation, harmony, etc.) for students of all levels and all ages. I have already had students from 6 years old to 74.

    I believe that the most important thing is that the students manage to find the motivation to practice regularly with the pleasure of progressing.

    My teaching methods are based on the use of music and songs that the students like - propose - as the basic element of the learning process.

    Education

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    Masters' degree in music (jazz performance - guitar) at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.
    Lisbon, Portugal 2016 – 2019

    Bachelor's degree in Popular Music (Tango guitar specialization) by the ISMP (Instituto Superior de Música Popular del Sindicato Argentino de Músicos)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 2004 – 2008

    Sound Technician specialization by INARTEC - recording, audio production and live sound
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 2012 – 2013

    Attended the bachelor's in jazz at Conservatorio Nacional Manuel de Falla
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 2012

    Finished the first year of the bachelor's in composition with electroacoustic media at Universidad de Quilmes
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 2004

    Experience / Qualifications

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    Founder and artistic director of Composers and Improvisers Community Project
    Online 2020–present

    Professor of guitar and Project at the Escola de Jazz da Fábrica do Braço de Prata
    Lisbon, Portugal 2018 – 2020

    Producer, performer and composer in Trance Trio, a guitar-sax-drums contemporary jazz project
    Lisbon, Portugal 2019 – Present

    Lecturer of the workshop Jazz Project Production at Lusíada University
    Lisbon, Portugal 14, 21, 28 March and 4, 11 April 2019

    Production of the CD: Variations
    Guitar, Composition, Mix and Mastering - With the support of Fundação GDA and Antena2
    Lisbon, Portugal 2018 – 2019

    Producer, performer and composer in Autotelic, guitar-piano duo contemporary jazz project with the renowned Portuguese pianist João Paulo Esteves da Silva.
    Production activities: creation and update of the website, media content (audio and video edition), concert booking, all related to the edition of the CD (supported by Sintoma Records and Antena2)
    Lisbon, Portugal 2017 – 2018

    Speaker at the Nova Contemporary Music Meeting presenting the study Contemporary Jazz: Understanding Jazz Composers' Current Reality
    Lisbon, Portugal 21/11/2018

    Research fellow at CESEM-ESML-FCT in the contemporary music department
    Archivos project
    Lisbon, Portugal 2017

    Freelance professional musician - Intermittent du spectacle
    Paris, France 2014 – 2015

    Producer. composer, musician and sound technician
    Advertising productions, movies, and multidisciplinary music projects (theater, circus, dance, poetry)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 2011 - 2013 / Paris, France 2014 - 2015 / Lisbon, Portugal 2016 – Present

    Private guitar, harmony, composition, improvisation and music production teacher
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 2003 - 2013 / Paris, France 2014 - 2015 / Lisbon, Portugal 2016 – Present

    Freelance sound technician for recordings and live performances
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 2013

    // Scholarships, Prizes and Nominations //

    Selected piece at The 21st Century Guitar 2020: Unconventional Approaches To Performance, Composition And Research
    Composer and performer of the piece Untitled#1 for solo prepared guitar and electronics
    Lisbon, 2020 (postponed to Online format on March, 2021)

    Fundação GDA Grant
    For the production of my next recording
    Lisbon, Portugal 2020

    Selected showcase at So what's Next? jazz festival 2020
    With the project PULSAR, solo performances for prepared electric guitar and surround electronics
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2020

    Selected piece at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek
    series of interactive compositions “Exploración 111” (first).
    The Netherlands, 2020

    Finalist in the Euro-radio Jazz Competition
    Copenhagen, Denmark 2019

    Fundação GDA Grant
    For the production of Variaciones recording
    Lisbon, Portugal 2018

    Selected piece at 54th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association at the University of Bristol
    The original composition for string quartet, flute, clarinet and French horn (classical music) Pensando Vientos was selected to be part of a 54th Annual Composition Workshop Conference of the Royal Musical Association at the University of Bristol. With the direction of John Pickard and the participation of the Bristol Ensemble.
    Bristol, United Kingdom 2018

    Finalist in the Komeda Jazz Festival Composers' Competition
    Poland 2017

    Research grant by the contemporary music department
    Collaboration on the project Arquivos led by Professor Alberto Roque
    CESEM-ESML-FCT
    Lisbon, Portugal 2017

    Semi-finalist the Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition
    Montreux, Switzerland 2015

    Finalist in Concurso Internacional De Guitarra Jazz "Oscar Alemán"
    Chaco, Argentina 2004

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