I approach each student differently and taylor classes to individual needs. I am confident that any student can learn through my years of experience. It takes a special skill to reach out for guidance on a new skill. I respect every students journey.
I have a Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance and am a member of the Recording Academy. I have been a teacher for 12 years and enjoy teaching students of all levels and all ages. Beginners through advanced students welcome.
1 hour private lessons - $90
Skype lessons - $70
5 lessons - $80
10 lessons - $70
$10 travel cost for Instructor to come to student. In special cases this will be waived.
PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
Creative Director of Gabby Awards (June, 2013) Musical director and performer for biannual awards in Los Angeles.
Concierto de Aranjuez (August, 2011) Featured guitar soloist with Bear Valley, Vallejo and Master Symphonies.
Pacific Guitar Ensemble (2010-2013) An ensemble featuring faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory and Alumni.
San Francisco Symphony - John Adams’, El Nino (December, 2010) Steel-stringed guitarist with the composer conducting.
San Francisco Opera - Dominic Argento’s, Postcard from Morroco (June, 2012) Classical guitar.
Guitarist and Vocalist for “FOTIA” (2001 - 2013) Producer, arranger and performer of Greek folk and contemporary
Classical and Acoustic Guitar
Played baroque guitar on GRAMMY-Nominated Kingdoms of Castile with El Mundo. Recorded at Skywalker sound. (2010)
Repentance by Russian Composer Sophia Gubaydulina with Guitarist David Tanenbaum and S.F. Symphony members. (2010)
Pacific Guitar Ensemble, Begin. (2010)
Featured musician on ABC Christmas Special, Christmas Eve from the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi. (2008)
Featured soloist on Film Documentary Read Me Differently a film by Sarah Entine. (2009)
Featured soloist on Film Documentary Heroes and History Music by Todd Boekelhide and Alex Lu. (2008)
Greek Folk and Contemporary
Greek Night with Fotia (2009) – Live recording of Greek music. Produced, recorded, and performed guitars and vocals.
Sacramento Kai Lodi (2006) – Traditional and original Greek music. Released on Greek Alpha label.
Beginnings (2005) – Armenian popular and folk music album. Performed guitars and oud.
Fotia Live (2004) – Produced, recorded, mixed, and performed guitars, vocals.
Private Guitar Instructor, College du Leman. Geneva, Switzerland (2013-Present)
Private, Guitar and Bouzouki (2007-Present)
Private Guitar Instructor, Veksler Academy of Music (2012-2013)
Private Guitar Instructor, Art and Soul Music (2011-2013)
Private Guitar Instructor, Myriad Music (2012-2013)
Professor of Guitar, Pacific Union College (2011-2012)
Gorin School of Music (2011)
Departmental Assistant (2009-2010)
Experience with Pro Tools and audio engineering
Composer, arranger and transcriber - Finale and Sibelius
Microsoft Office Tools - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet
Fluency in Greek. Proficiency in Italian, Spanish and French
Guitar – 6-string; 12-string (1999-Present); Classical Guitar (2004-Present); Greek Stringed Instruments – Bouzouki, Tzoura,
Baglama (1999-Present); Saz (2001-Present); Oud (2004-Present); Percussion - Middle Eastern Drums, Cajon (1990-2000);
Tenor Saxophone (1992-1998)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Professional Studies Diploma with Sergio Assad (2011)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance with David Tanenbaum (2010)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Bachelors Degree in Classical Guitar Performance with David Tanenbaum (2008)
College of San Mateo – General Education (2004)
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