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Lessons offered by Luis
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Electronic Music
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Graduate Student

Berklee College of Music Graduate with 20 years of experience teaching gives guitar, music production, computer music, logic, garage band lessons.

Methodology


I teach guitar in all styles, pop, rock and jazz, as well as advance soloing for those who require it. I also teach music technology and production using Logic, Pro Tools, Garage Band, and also music theory.

I adapt to the unique requirements of each student. My current student ages range from 6 years old up to 82 ! and believe me, the requirements for each individual age group are very different. A successful instructor has to be able to fulfill each student expectations and be flexible in order to do that. That is my main objective as a teacher.

I also prepare students in order to get into college or music specific high school programs.

Background

I have been teaching privately since 1998, when I graduated form Berklee. I lost count of how many students I have had over the years, but my average weekly count is between 20-30 students, so that's quite a few!

I am proud to say that over the years I have had students who have pursued professional careers in music, and who have been accepted in prestigious schools like University of Massachussets, Berklee College of Music, Miami-Dade College, and University of Miami.

However, I also enjoying teaching students who just want to have fun playing music. I believe music is gift for everyone to enjoy, I am here to help you no matter your level of commitment.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $48/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $55
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $50

Details

45 min lesson: $50
60 min lesson: $60

Lessons offered by Luis
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Electronic Music
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Graduate Student

Luis's resume

EDUCATION

Tufts University, Medford, MA
Master in Arts: Music Composition (2000-2002)
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Music: Dual Major Film Scoring/Performance (Guitar) (1995-1999).
Graduated Magna Cum-Laude.
National Conservatory of Music "Juan Landaeta" (Caracas, Venezuela) Violin, Music Theory, and Traditional Harmony (1980-1989)

EXPERIENCE/CREDITS

Music Producer and Arranger with Tucupá Music, Miami, FL (2004-present) Center Tone/Tucupá Music is the main music service provider for HBO Latin America. Other clients include The Latin Grammys, Discovery, Telemundo, El Autobus, among others.

Private Music Instructor (1998- present) : Guitar, Music Tech, Composition, Theory, and Recording Engineer. Various projects include:
Original music and editing for HBO Latin America (2013- present).
Latin Grammys 2014 Original Music for main online promo.
Recording Engineer: “Power Up Your Brain” Audio Book, Published by Hay House (2011).
Recording Engineer/Producer for various independent CD releases by local artists (2005-2016).

Produced/recorded songs for "Sara es Rara” that were included in the soundtrack of the award-winning HBO documentary "The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt” (by Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes/ Slamdance Film Festival 2003, Audience Award).

Children Choir Director, St. Agnes Church, Key Biscayne, Sunday 6 PM Mass. (2007-2014): Directed a sixteen children choir, prepared music.

Original Music for the Short Film “The Resurrectionist”. International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, 2006. (Best Music Award at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, 2006).

Supervising Sound and Music Editor, "The Patchwork Monkey", Short Film by Susan Bell (Independent Film Channel , Worldfest Silver Remy Award 2003).

Substitute Teacher for Dr. Paul Lehrman, grad/undergrad level elective Music Technology class. Lecture was focused on using music tech on film scoring applications. Tufts University, 2002.

Teacher Assistant at Tufts University, while completing Master’s Degree. (2002)

Assistant Music Editor “Lost Liners” Original Soundtrack by Michael Whalen, from the PBS Documentary “Lost Liners” (Boston, 2000).

Internship at Michael Whalen Music (Boston, Jan-Sept 2000). Worked as Assistant Music Editor for Emmy-winning film composer Michael Whalen. Worked on various film/TV projects for CBS, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, PBS, WGBH, WBZ.

Violin/Guitar with the Latin-Jazz Salsa Band "Ajidewe-Son" (Reviewed in The Boston Globe). Live shows at The House of Blues, Ryle’s, and the Boston International Festival.

AWARDS

ProMaxBda Bronze Award 2015 “Dramatic Program Campaign Using Multiple Media” HBO Latin America “Señor Avila Season 2” .

ProMaxBda Gold Award 2015 “Drama Production” HBO Latin America “Señor Ávila”.

ProMaxBda Gold Award 2015 “Drama Program Spot or Campaign” HBO Latin America “PSI”.

New York Festivals 2014 Gold Award Winner “Entertainment Program Promotion/ Original Music” “Sr. Ávila” HBO.

ProMaxBda Gold Award 2013 “Television Drama Promotion” HBO Latin America “Señor Ávila”.

New York Festivals 2012 Silver Award Winner “Entertainment Program Promo” “Prófugos” HBO Latin America Group.

Best Music for “The Resurrectionist”. International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, 2006.

Finalist: Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition, 2001.

CD RELEASES

“El Maletin” Single and Video Clip with “Bacalao Men” (2016) (concealed information) guitar.

“+1” with The Ged Trio (2015), Jazz Guitar and Music Engineer.

"Meditacion Cristiana" (2004), Music Production and Engineer, Composer.

"Zumbao Trio" with "Zumbao Trio” Independent , (2001). Guitar, Mixing.

"Sara es Rara" w/ "Sara es Rara". Independent, (1998), Guitar and Music Producer,

"Amplificado" w/ "Alter Ego". EMG. Caracas, Venezuela. (1994). Guitar and Violin.

"La calle es la misma" w/ "Alter Ego". New Choice Records. Caracas, Venezuela. (1990) Guitar.

PRESS QUOTES

".. Luis Gonzalez’s "Gone in 22 Seconds" shows how even strict counterpoint can spring surprises; the performers thought it was so much fun that they repeated it instantly.." (Richard Dyer, "Piano duo a little-known delight", The Boston Globe, February 2, 2001).
"..Harder to pigeonhole is The Heaviest Penalty, by Luis Gonzalez, a work dissonant in sound but varied in technique and mood that sports sections both clangorous and thoughtful as well as a fugal coda.." (David Cleary, "Extended Injustices", 21st Century Music, January 2002).

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