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Veronica N. - Guitar, Voice, Ukulele Teacher
$60per hour

Brazilian Guitar, Voice, and Ukulele Teacher

Veronica's lessons:

Guitar, Voice, Ukulele

Guitar Lessons

Students will learn chords, harmony and be able to play a diverse repertoire of songs and rhythms that they are interested in learning.

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Blues
Bossa Nova
Brazilian samba
Forro
Jazz
Pop
Reggae
Rock
Ages
6 and Up

Voice Lessons

The students will learn techniques and exercises to improve their singing and ear training skills.

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Ages
3 and Up

Ukulele Lessons

The students will learn chords & progressions, harmony and learn how to play songs in different music styles.

Levels
Beg
Int
Ages
4 and Up

Overview

A native of Rio de Janeiro, singer Veronica Nunes, daughter of a classical pianist, grew up in a musical environment listening to traditional Brazilian styles such as samba, choro and classical music. Since the age of fifteen Veronica sings and performs professionally.


Nunes studied music at the Brazilian music school EPM, founded and taught by masters musicians of choro music, a traditional Brazilian style precedent to samba. At EPM, Veronica studied voice as well as the guitar and cavaquinho, a Brazilian version of the ukulele, traditional to samba and choro music.

In 2009 she moved to New York and became a member of the famous New York – based Brazilian band, Brazooka. For the past ten years the band has been performing at the legendary club Cafe Wha in the Village, club that used to host stars like Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan.


At Brazooka band, the singer met the talented Brazilian guitarist and composer Ricardo Vogt and the two decided to collaborate and record an album together.
In May of 2013 Veronica released her debut album, ‘Pra Fugir da Saudade’ , in collaboration with the Brazilian guitarist and composer Ricardo Vogt. The album is a journey through generations of great composers of samba giving a real tribute to the most traditional and timeless rhythm of Brazil. The album features fresh and original interpretations of classical compositions by masters such as Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Paulinho da Viola, Nelson Sargento, Baden Powell, Vinicius de Morais, among others. ‘Pra Fugir da Saudade’ was released in May 2013 and features Rafael Barata on drums and Alan Ferber on trombone. Arthur Maia (bass player of Gilberto Gil) appears as a special guest on the opening track ‘Barulho de Trem’ playing ukulele bass.

The guitar used by Ricardo was developed by Godin Guitars exclusively for the project. The guitar, which bears the name of the guitarist, has a different tuning from the classical guitar and contains a string that sounds like a bass, resulting in a very characteristic and original sound. Godin Guitars are currently developing a cavaquinho for Veronica Nunes

Critically acclaimed, the singer’s debut album has been presented in different venues in the US, Brazil and at international music festivals, like the St Barths Summer Sessions in St Barths in August 2013, at the Go Mad Festival in November 2013 and at the Goa International Jazz Live Festival in November 2014 in India and recently at the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival in October 2015.

In September of 2015 Veronica released her debut album in Japan, through the Japanese label 'Festina Lente' and did a release tour in the country along with her partner, guitarist and producer, Ricardo Vogt. The duo did seven shows in Tokyo and two radio interviews, one at Tokyo FM and Inter FM radios. After the tour in Japan, the duo finished their Asia tour with a performance at the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre on October 3rd of 2015 .

Nunes and Ricardo are currently finishing a new album which should be realesed in the begining of 2016. The album will feature extraordine guest musicians, such as Marshall Gilkes on trombone, Rafael Barata on drums, Leo Genovese on piano and Gregoire Maret on the harmonica.

Besides performing, Veronica is also a music educator. She has done several music workshops around the world as well as taught at the well known Swarnabhoomy Academy of Music in India.

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency
  • PortugueseFluent/Native Proficiency
  • SpanishFluent/Native Proficiency

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