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Lessons offered by Michael
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Flamenco Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Classical guitarist with over 15 years of experience gives lessons in Cypress, CA to all ages!

Methodology

In general, it is important to teach fundamentals and basic technique. This covers proper sitting position, and correct right and left hand positions. Each lesson will begin with a basic warm up, followed by an exercise that the student will work with. After which, we will begin going over various repertoire.

Background

I have been a college professor for over 12 years and have taught students of all levels and ages. I have earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music degree from Cal State Fullerton.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $60/h
Lessons offered by Michael
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Flamenco Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Michael's resume

Michael Anthony Nigro, Classical Guitarist


Teaching Experience
Vanguard University, Assistant Professor of Music, Costa Mesa, CA 2006-present
• Coordinate and direct Guitar Program
• Applied lessons
• Conducting and directing Guitar Ensemble
• Guitar quartet (coaching)
• Beginning Guitar Class
• Fretboard Harmony, Guitar Pedagogy, Guitar Literature
• Director of annual Vanguard University Guitar Festival
• Recruiting students from community college/high schools
• Basic Musicianship
• Intro to Music/Music Appreciation
• Director of Chamber Music Program
• Student advising and mentoring

Fullerton Union High School, Guitar Instructor, Fullerton, CA 2004-2005
• Teaching 2 sections of beginning guitar
• Develop curriculum for new class

Indiana University, Associate Instructor, Bloomington, IN 1997-2001
• Applied instruction for non-majors
• Beginning guitar class for non-majors

Selected Festival Performances

• Gohar and Ovanes Andriassian Festival and Competition, LA, CA November 2017
• Volos World Guitar Festival, Volos, Greece July 2017
• Karitsa Guitar Festival, Lake Plastiras, Greece July 2017
• Festival Internacional Guitarra “Santa Maria de los Buenos Aires” October 2016
• Plovdiv Chamber Music Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria July 2016
• Philippine Women’s University Guitar Festival, Manila, Philippines August, 2015
•Festival Internacional Guitarras de Santiago, Santiago, Chile November 2015
• Festival Guitarras en San Juan, San Juan, Argentina May 2015
• Pacific Guitar Festival, Monrovia, CA February 2014


Selected Guitar Society Performances

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society, Camarillo, CA
Long Beach Classical Guitar Society, Long Beach, CA
Central Coast Guitar Society, San Luis Obispo, CA
Boston Classical Guitar Society, Boston, MA
Knoxville Guitar Society, Knoxville, KY
Bloomington Classical Guitar Society, Bloomington, IN
American Guitar Society, Valley Glenn, CA
Guitar New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Portland Guitar Society, Portland, OR
Jefferson County Classical Guitar Society, Ashland, OR

Recordings

• Soundscapes, guitar ensemble, 2013
• A Journey Through Latin America, solo guitar, 2012
• Reflections for Flute and Guitar, flute and guitar, 2012
• Between Flute and Guitar, flute and guitar, 2009
• Guitar Sudamericana, solo guitar, 2007
• Homage to Piazzolla, solo guitar, 2005

Education

California State University, Fullerton, June 2005
Master of Music, Guitar Performance

Indiana University, Bloomington, December 2000
Bachelor of Music, Guitar Performance

Principal Teachers

Atanas Tzvetkov, Indiana University
Ernesto Bitetti, Indiana University
David Grimes, California State University, Fullerton

Residencies

• Servite High School December 2017
• Indiana University Jacobs Guitar Academy June 2017
• Santa Maria High School March 2017
• Guitar New Mexico, Visiting 12 area high schools February 2017
• Palm Springs High School March 2016
• Emanuel Bible College, Cebu, Philippines July 2015

Festival Director/Artistic Director

• Vanguard University Guitar Festival, director, 2013-present
-acquire talent
-invite schools
-invite vendors
-acquire sponsors

• Long Beach Classical Guitar Society, president and artistic director 2004-2009
-invite artists for 12-month calendar series
-acquire sponsorship to pay artists
-maintain relations with host church

Publications and Arrangements

• Bethlehem Bells, guitar quintet, December 2017
• The Essential Classical Guitar Scale Book, August 2016
• Do You Hear What I Hear, guitar quartet, December 2015

Affiliations

• Member of the Guitar Foundation of America
• Board Member of the Orange County Guitar Circle
• Founder of the Southern California Summer Classical Guitar Workshop
• President of the Long Beach Guitar Society 2004-2009


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