Criollo Clasico Educator Artists
– guitars (classical, electric, Latin American), Puerto
– flute, Latin Percussion - (congas, guiro, campana, etc..)
– electric bass, drumset, congas, timbales
, bongos, Peruvian cajon
The band members of Criollo
Clasico and Banda Criolla are committed to excellence in music
of the artists are certified music educators in the state of
members have had continuous requests for private music lessons
years and now, beginning in the fall of 2008, we will accept for the
a limited number of students wishing to take instrumental music lessons
artists. Criollo Clasico has a busy concert agenda but we will try to
those wishing to benefit from our artistic experiences. All levels are
How long is
are ½ hour long sessions and students must bring their own
Where do the lessons take
In Amherst, Massachusetts.
(we will provide directions directly to our accepted students). Private
at homes may be available only by agreement directly with the teacher
How much are lessons?
Each lesson is $30.00 per ½
hour. (You can find lower cost lesson
elsewhere. Only students interested
studying with these particular experienced concert artists should
What if I do not know how to
read music or I am a
No problem, lessons are
adapted to your entry level – from beginner to advanced.
What happens if a lesson is
Due to our very busy
performance schedule we can NOT reschedule lessons that are
students. We can ONLY reschedule any lesson postponed due to our
When do I pay?
Payment is due at the start
of each month. You pay for 4 weekly lessons in advance.
Alternatively, we conduct single master-classes at a variable cost
(depending on the requirements of the particular class).
How many students can you
Each individual artist
establishes the limit number of students they can teach. Some artist
more time/space available at different times of the year. We are not
looking to recruit large groups of students, we are only accommodating
who have seen us in our live concerts, or heard our recordings and have
serious interest in obtaining private lessons with Criollo Clasico
Is ½ hour enough time
for a lesson?
experience shows that a well prepared
student can benefit greatly from a ½ hour lesson. Most lessons
and Conservatory level, as well as private instruction, are organized
hour sessions. You are not at lesson to practice – you are there to
artist monitor your progress and present new ideas/material for you to
home and work.
(classical, rock, Latin, Pop, Brazilian etc)
(Congas, bongos, cajon, timbales)
Rico's National Instrument)
workshop (Spanish and English)
Clasico artists have extensive years of international music performance
experience as well as formal studies at Music Dept. University of
Music Dept. University of Massachusetts/Amherst and Conservatory of Music
of Puerto Rico. Also Master classes with top music
performers Leo Brower. Manuel Barruecos, Giovanni Hidalgo,
Tito De Gracia, Trilok Gurtu etc. (See
Bio's page for
individual artist resumes).
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
regarding space availability.
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