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Lessons offered by Mike
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Electronic Music
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Senior

Berklee, College of Music Alumni offering Music Lessons in Theory, Performing and Improvisation through the Guitar.

Methodology

My name is Michael Bravos, Guitar Player and Music Producer. I would like to share with you my knowledge and love for music. I can teach Modern Music theory through the use of the guitar to guitar players, or through the theoretical way for other instrumentalists. I offer guitar lessons to people who would like to expand their knowledge and playing to jazz, blues, rock, fusion styles, using transcription and other techniques.
Furthermore, the idea behind of my style of teaching is to mold the lessons to your interest and the way you want to work on certain subjects.
Music can be boring if you don't work on stuff you like and can become a frustrating process. No one said that it will always be fun but lets make those boring things interesting.
Let's try and be creative on how to create a good practice routine, habits and eventually, learn.

Background

I have been giving lessons for 3 years and I have had a lot of teachers plus mentors. I tried to find through all these lessons, also with my interaction with students, friends or music lovers, how to do a more individual lesson rather than using over applied methods.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h

Details

$50/h either in-person or webcam lesson

Lessons offered by Mike
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Electronic Music
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Senior

Mike's resume

MICHAIL BRAVOS
1191 BOYLSTON ST, APT 22, BOSTON, MA 02215 | (concealed information) | (concealed information)


EDUCATION
Berklee College of Music Boston, MA Sept 2014-Aug 2016
Major in Music Performance
Principal Instrument: Guitar
Other instruments: Percussion, Drums, Keyboard

Philippos Nakas Conservatory Athens, Greece Sept 2011-June 2013
Core Music Degree
BIN (Berklee International Network)

Degree in Business Administration Athens, Greece Sept 2007-Jun 2011
at Kingston University
Major in Marketing and Management


MUSIC PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
Small Jazz Band Ensemble with Ralph Peterson Boston, MA Jan 2016-May 2016
Berklee, College of Music
Guitar Player
• Jazz Quintet under the direction of Ralph Peterson, world renowned drummer who has worked with many famous musicians, like Art Blakey, Terrence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Dewey Redman, Charles Lloyd, Steve Coleman, just to name a few
• Played tunes mostly from the “Jazz Standards” repertoire and compositions from the 50s-60s Blue Note Era. Swing, bebop and latin style compositions
• The ensemble was about reinforcing the interaction between the band, reinforce the repertoire and the basic elements of it through improvisation

Small Jazz Band Ensemble with Jason Palmer Boston, MA Sept 2015-Dec 2015
Berklee, College of Music
Guitar Player
• Jazz Quintet directed by Jason Palmer, famous trumpeter in the jazz scene, also teacher and mentor in Berklee, College of Music. Has worked with Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Turner, Lee Konitz, are a few to name
• Compositions ranged from “Jazz Standards” to more less known jazz tunes, more contemporary compositions from today’s contemporaries like Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Goldberg, Aaron Parks and Jason’s own compositions. Some of them consisted of Odd Meter Signatures, 7/8, 5/4, 3/4, or some tunes involved different time signatures into the different sections


Jazz/Blues Guitar Ensemble led by Curt Shumate Boston, MA Sept 2014-Dec 2014
Guitar Player
• One of the oldest faculty members at Berklee, College of Music and performing and recording artist
• Performances and arrangements for a guitar ensemble only, consisting of 5 different players of mostly different backgrounds and styles
• Compositions by Grant Green, Peter Bernstein, Freddie Hubbard, John Scofield, and classic jazz standards

Guitarist’s Night at Nakas Conservatory Athens, Greece Jan 2014–June 2014
Guitar Player
• Performances by different trios/quartets consisting of a rhythm section and one or two guitar players
• Compositions by Horace Silver, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joe Henderson and jazz standards

Senior Recital Performance at Nakas Conservatory Athens, Greece Sep 2011-June 2014
Guitar Player
• My Senior Recital Performance at Philipos Nakas Conservatory, which featured a quintet of me, piano, double bass and drums
• Compositions by Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, Miles Davis, and Jerome Kern

Singer’s Night Showcase at Nakas Conservatory Athens, Greece Feb 2014
Guitar Player
• Showcase of different singers performing songs of different genres, ranging from jazz, blues, pop, soul, opera, Latin, Balkan folk, Greek rock and folk music
• The project was being worked for 2-3 months with weekly rehearsals along with other ensembles at the time
• Many songs were re-arranged to a way that both the instruments and vocalists could showcase a performance that would interest them both as much as possible. Vocalists would take solos, create backing vocal harmonies or instrumentalists would also take solos, interact and improvise on different parts of the songs

Jazz Ensemble at Nakas Conservatory Athens, Greece Jan 2013-June 2014 Under the direction of Berklee Alumni and famous bass
player in Greece, Kostas Konstaninou
Guitar Player
• Reworked jazz standards into different arrangements, re-harmonized sections and sections changed from 4/4 time signature to odd time signatures, as 7/8, 5/4 and 6/8

Jazz Standards Ensemble at Nakas Conservatory Athens, Greece Jan 2012-Jan 2013
Under the direction of Berklee Alumni, Yiannis Arzimanoglou
Guitar Player
• Compositions by all the famous jazz musicians whose work has been added to the different editions of the “Fake Book”

Different Performances Around Athens, Greece. Athens, Greece Sept 2011-June 2014
Guitar Player
• Performances around the area of Athens, Greece as in trio, quartet or quintet settings in clubs, bars, cafes and other venues
• Mostly music from the jazz, blues and Latin-jazz repertoire

SEMINARS, CLINICS, & WORKSHOPS
Directed Study with Julian Lage Workshop
Music Performance Department, Berklee College of Music Boston, MA 2014-2015
• These workshops were held four times during the workshop with Kenny Werner between a group of 5-6 people, included discussion about music related issues around “making it” in the business, stressful situations for musicians, the philosophy of music education and on the guitar, different approaches on learning and keeping up with music by Julian. Also, perfomances on tunes with him
• Julian Lage is considered a child music prodigy and currently an active musician, guitar player around the world playing different styles of music with world-class musicians

Directed Study with Kenny Werner on Improvisation: Effortless Mastery
Music Performance Department, Berklee College of Music Boston, MA 2014-2015
• This was a two-semester class I attended while I was studying at Berklee, we had the opportunity to study with Kenny Werner over his method based on his book, Effortless Mastery
• Kenny Werner is a Berklee Alumni and world-renowned jazz pianist in the music world. His book, “Effortless Mastery” is famous among musicians on how to approach and deal with music, in an intellectual and practical level

Directed Study on Guitar Performance with Mick Goodrick
Music Performance Department, Berklee College of Music Boston, MA Sept 2014–Dec 2014
• Famous educator, musician and guitar player Mick Goodrick, is a living legend among guitar players in the area of Boston and New York. A leading guitar educator since the late-1960s, starting from New England Conservatory and then at Berklee, College of Music famous for his guitar teaching methods and approaches
• Famous books of his, “The Advancing Guitarist” and “Mr. Goodchord’s Almanac of Voice Leading”

Contemporary Jazz Lab with Tim Miller
Berklee College of Music Boston, MA May 2016-Aug 2016
• Famous Guitar Faculty Teacher and Comperary Jazz Guitarist
• Performed with Jerry Bergonzi, Randy Brecker, Terri Lyne Carrington, George Duke, George Garzone, Mick Goodrick, David Liebman, Gary Thomas, and Mark Turner



Clinics and Workshops in Athens, Greece
Guitarfor School Athens, Greece 2011-2013
• Attended clinics of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Bernstein and Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar/music performance and education

PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS
Private Lessons with Bret Willmott Boston, MA Jan 2016-May 2016
(Berklee, College of Music)
• Renowned guitar teacher at Berklee, has studied under Mick Goodrick, Pat Metheny and Gary Burton. He has served as a teacher of many famous contemporary jazz guitarists
• Also famous for his guitar education books, “Complete Book of Harmony, Theory and Voicing”, and “Complete Book of Harmonic Extensions for Guitar”

Private Lessons with Jack Pezanelli Boston, MA Sept 2015-Dec 2015
(Berklee, College of Music)
• Guitar educator and jazz guitarist
• Studied with Jimmy Gufrie
• Performances/tours with Wayne Cochran, Richie Cole, Larry Coryell, Sammy Davis, Jr., Maynard Ferguson, Shirley Horn, Cleo Laine, Rebecca Parris, Jaco Pastorius, Herb Pomeroy, Lou Rawls, and others

Private Lessons with David Gilmore Boston, MA Sept 2015-Dec 2015
(Berklee, College of Music)
• Member of the Christian McBride Band, the Javon Jackson Group, and the Ravi Coltrane Group
• Performed with Muhal Richard Abrams, Randy Brecker, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Melissa Etheridge, Trilok Gurtu, Christian McBride, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sam Rivers, David Sanborn, Wayne Shorter, Joss Stone, and Cassandra Wilson
• Recorded with Ralph Alessi, Ron Blake, Don Byron, Steve Coleman, Lost Tribe, Christian McBride, Wayne Shorter, Trilok Gurtu, and Cassandra Wilson

Private Lessons with Lage Lund New York, NY 2013-2015
(1on1 Lessons at his house and Skype Lessons)
• Berklee, College of Music Alumni
• First Electric Guitarist at the Juilliard School Jazz Program alumni with full scholarship
• Honored in 2000, with the Jimi Hendrix Award and in 2005 won the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition
• Performed with Wynton Marsalis, Eric Revis, Seamus Blake
• Recorded and Performed with Ron Carter, Mulgrew Miller, Wynton Marsalis and Maria Schneider
SKILLS
Languages: English, Greek and German
Technology: Microsoft Office, Logic Pro 10(X), Steinberg Cubase 9, Sibelius, Garage Band, Native Instruments Maschine Studio

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