Edwin Itoh

Acoustic Guitar, Apple GarageBand, Apple Logic Pro, Arranging, Audio Ear Training, Audio Editing, Audio Fundamentals, Audio Recording, Audio Recording and Music Production, Automation, Banjo, Baritone Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Composition, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Collaborative Production, Commercial Songwriting, Composition, Counterpoint, DADGAD Guitar, Demo Production, Dorico, Drum Programming, Ear Training, Electric Guitar, Electronic Music Arrangement, Electronic Music Composition, Electronic Music Production, Fingerstyle Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, General Mixing and Mastering, Genre-based Production, Guitalele, Guitar, Guitar for Singers, Home Studio Setup, Improvisation, Instrument/FX Programming, Jazz Arranging, Jazz Composition, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Piano, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Metal Guitar, MIDI Programming, Mixing Techniques - Artist & Group, Mixing Techniques - Electronic, Music, Music Direction, Music Theory, Music Theory for Producers, Neo Soul Guitar, New Age Piano, Piano, Piano Composition, Pop Arranging, Pop Piano, Production Organization, Production Workflow, Reggae Guitar, Reharmonization, Rhythm Training, Rock Arranging, Rock Guitar, Rock Piano, Sight Reading, Songwriting, Songwriting Arrangement, Songwriting Form, Songwriting Harmony, Songwriting Melody, Top-Line Songwriting, Transcription, Ukulele, VST/AU Plugins, World Music Composition

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Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar. I am available to teach guitar(acoustic, electric, classical) for all levels, ages, and styles(pop to folk, rock to soul, world to classical) in English, Spanish and Japanese. Other subjects taught include bass guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, harmonium, classical percussion, music theory, composition(all styles from pop to classical), ear training, and studio production/engineering/mixing. Born in Cali, Colombia on April 1979, I began my musical endeavors studying the piano at the age of 6. Early on I had the opportunity to play percussion in the school symphony while at the same time developed an intense interest in the instrument that would become my true love, the guitar. During 1996-98 I studied jazz guitar at the New World School of the Arts music program under the direction of J.B. Dyas and Dr. Roby George. Upon graduation, I was immediately accepted to the University of Miami jazz guitar program under the direction of Randall Dollahan. It was during this time that I also refined my skills as a classical guitarist and as a composer/arranger. In addition, I began passing my knowledge onto friends and eventually began working as a teacher. My ability to play almost any genre of music is the fruit of past experience playing with an impressive variety of music groups, including jazz combos, symphony orchestras, Andean world music ensembles, and several rock and pop groups as well. As a studio guitarist I have recorded for various artists including Jaci Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Alexandre Pires, and Noelia.

Every one of you is unique and there are many possible paths to reach your goals in music. With my background and music industry experience, I am able to customize my lessons for you so that you can reach your desired goals. We will take some time to find out where your passion lies in music and I will use my experience and knowledge to create a customized lesson-plan that will allow us to focus on reaching your desired goals and at the same time maintain a well rounded music education. I find this to be key in making the lessons and your practice sessions very enjoyable, fun and laid back - knowing that everything we practice, play and talk about is in line with your goals as a student. I will also be playing along with you and demonstrating everything that we're working on - music is meant to be shared and played with others and it is important to have that experience of interaction from early on in your lessons. So whether it's learning to accompany yourself or others, write songs, read music, understand harmony, solo, or just jam out to your favorite songs, you will be well on your way to reaching your goals within 6 months of my lessons. Look forward to making music with you! *** Specialties *** All styles - pop, rock, classical, jazz, EDM, blues, folk, ethnic, latin, soul, etc.

Music Instructor - January 1993 - Present

B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental - Guitar - University of Miami - September 1998 - May 2002

High School Diploma - Jazz and Classical performance - Guitar, percussion - New World School of the Arts - September 1996 - June 1998 - Jazz guitar, Classical percussion

DownBeat Music Award 1998 - Top jazz magazine DownBeat award for best instrumental soloist

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