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Ruben Q. - Guitar and Drums Teacher

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$55per hour

Guitar Instructor

Ruben's lessons:

Guitar, Drums

Guitar Lessons

A student can expect to learn proper playing technique, music theory, and a holistic approach to learning the guitar. Also, we will learn by using songs chosen by the student or parent so that the music learning will have a direct application. Not to mention having some fun and rocking out!

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Rock
Surf
heavy metal
punk
rockabilly
ska
Ages
8 and Up

Drums Lessons

Learning to play the drums is TONS OF FUN! I always get you started with a full drum set on the first day. You'll start by learning simple beats and technique before we progress into learning control, dynamics, approach, rudiments, polyrhythm, beat training and so on. For more advanced players, I usually work with the student to see what skills they need or are looking for, develop exercises tailored just for them, and work with music or metronome to integrate it into your playing. My approach is always adjusted to fit the student's needs.

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Metal
Rock
hip-hop
idm
latin
pop
punk
reggae
ska
techno
trance
Ages
9 and Up

Overview

"I have been interested in music for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a house where both parents were musicians led me to take guitar lessons in my teens. Next came learning drums and that led to being in many different bands, playing shows, recording music, studying music in college, and eventually teaching. I have been happy to share my musical knowledge with my students and nurture their growth as players and songwriters. Anyone can learn a new instrument or build up their skills and I am here to help them however they need it."

Notes

"I believe that learning music should be fun. The process of learning never really ends, and if you don't enjoy it, you won't want to play enough to improve. There is a reason we call it 'playing' music."

What you need for the first lesson

*Guitar - If you have a guitar you can bring to lessons or use to practice on then you should bring it.

*Drums - If you have earplugs you can bring to the session that is preferred, but everything else will be provided. (I will give you a pair of free drum sticks!)

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Education

Music Appreciation

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016Laney College

Cultural Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Art

Sep 2000 - Dec 2004Antioch College

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency
  • JapaneseLimited Proficiency
  • SpanishLimited Proficiency

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or give us a call at 1-888-906-1373

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Lesson Locations
Teacher's Home Studio
Oakland, CA
Near Lake Merrit
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Ruben travels up to 20 miles to a student's home
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