Private Guitar Instruction in Flamenco Guitar

First Name
Anthony
Last Name
Bez
Course Summary

This course is for all levels, beginners to intermediate to advanced guitarists. This is an online 1-on-1 Flamenco guitar course that takes place in weekly 60-minute sessions over the duration of 4 weeks. Students can continue taking the course longer than 4-weeks based on their goals and requirements. This custom course will be tailored specifically to the level and interests of the student. This course of study will give you the ability to play Flamenco guitar solos. A review of techniques in conjunction with the study of forms and rhythms will allow you to access solo pieces.

Lives In

Union City, NJ
United States

Course Duration
4 Weeks
Number of Students per section
1
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$72.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Anthony
Last Name
Bez
Number of years of relevant experience
48 Years Experience
From: United States
Teacher Skill Keywords
Flamenco Guitar
guitar
Study Details
N/A
Berklee College of Music
N/A
Jersey City State College
N/A
Deree Pierce College
BA
Arizona State University
N/A
Mannes College of Music
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
New York Music School
Organization / Institute Name
The Hudson School
Organization / Institute Name
The Actor's Shakespeare Company
Organization / Institute Name
Michal Schmidt Artist International
Organization / Institute Name
Woodbridge Academy of music
Organization / Institute Name
American Institute of Guitar
Organization / Institute Name
Manhattan Institue of Guitar

Course Details

This 1-on-1 online live course is for all, beginners to intermediate to advanced guitarists.  Anthony Bez will give you the option of rote learning, using tablature, or reading music which he highly recommends. If you want to learn to read music Anthony would start you in a Classical Guitar method which will also give you the basic techniques that are shared by these two genres. Anthony will otherwise teach the techniques that make up Flamenco like picado, a variety of rasqueados, golpe or tapping, and alzapua. You will learn chords, chord strumming patterns, scales, scale exercises and how to practice and utilize them in context.  We will build on these by learning some of the many forms and rhythms known as the compass and then build solos. This course will be from the perspective of solo guitar. Anthony likes to use a few reference methods but he is flexible.

About Anthony Bez: Anthony Bez began to study the guitar by the time he was aged just five years old, performing regularly by age nine and debuting his classical guitar skills by his early teens. Since then, he has performed throughout Europe, as well as the USA. He studied professionally at Arizona State University, Berklee College of Music, and the Mannes College of Music.

He was a recent recipient of a grant from "Meet the Composer", has been the Music Director/Composer of the Actor’s Shakespeare Company for over 16 years and is the current serving Secretary of the New York City Classical Guitar Society. Anthony is a completely devoted teacher and was on the faculty of the American Institute of Guitar for over ten years. He has also written articles that have appeared in NYlon Review, Soundboard Magazine, the publication of the Guitar Foundation of America and Guitar Review. He has two CDs of his own compositions, "Holy Mountain" which has been featured on WNYC’s "New Sounds" as well as on Public Radio here in both the United States and in Canada, and his solo follow-up album "Return to Mountain" which was recorded at the Rinzai monastery and retreat center Dai Bosatsu International Zendo Kongo-ji.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 student. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge the student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

This course will give you the means to impress people with the exciting techniques and music of Flamenco.  After you learn to play guitar solos in the various rhythms of  these songs you could branch out on your own to meet with and enhance your Flamenco experience to accompany dance or singing.

Prerequites

You must have a nylon string Classical or Flamenco guitar.  If it is a Classical Guitar you will need to protect the face of the guitar with tap plates.  This is a typical solution for many.  In the case of a beginner, Anthony suggests a method for reading and playing Classical Guitar and you would then need a footstool or device to raise the guitar.  A music stand would be necessary as well.

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Mon 6:00pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
1 Seat
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section B
Fri 6:30pm - 7:30pm America/New_York
1 Seat
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section C
Fri 12:15pm - 1:15pm America/New_York
1 Seat
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section D
Tue 12:00pm - 1:00pm America/New_York
1 Seat
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. A detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.

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