One of the most fundamental things during any teaching experience is to know who are you talking to, which kind of student are you dealing with. Having this said, I plan a monthly goal schedule customized for every student, and we have external activities besides the class time to make the music available and accessible for the person.
- Identification of needs, desires and goals;
- Important focus on the ergonomics with the guitar;
- Balanced study;
- Stable development in the guitar.
I am a Brazilian classical guitarist based in the United States since 2019, currently a Doctor in Musical Arts (DMA) at Stony Brook University. I have been teaching since 2012, for private individual students and group lessons, in many different projects with diverse backgrounds.
I have premiered works from Vicente Paschoal, João Luiz Rezende, Luis Carlos Barbieri, Cleisson José, Terrance Shepherd, Megan Deslinger, Mary Simmons, and others. Some of scheduled premieres include works from Levy Oliveira and Jean Lopes. As an arranger/composer and editor, I have published in Guitar Chamber Music Press and collaborations with Acervo Digital do Violão Brasileiro, one of the most important websites in Brazil regarding guitar.
Some of my affiliations includes BCGC – Brazilian Classical Guitar Community coordinator, AssoVio Vertentes guitar association founder member, and co-producer of Música sem Nome podcast. I coordinated Domingo na Lira concert series and wrote as columnist for Prados Online website. Since 2018 I am a guest artist and professor at Prados Music Festival. I have been preparing my private students for concerts, auditions and performances.
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Rates may vary according to the student and his/her needs, such as remote teaching, distance, and any related question.
Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ - Brazil) - BM - 2015-2019
Bachelor's in Music Education and Guitar
Radford University (RU) - MM - 2019-2021
Master's in Music
Stony Brook University (SBU) - DMA - 2021-Currently
Doctor in Musical Arts - Guitar Performance
- 17 awards and prizes in Brazil and the United States;
- Publications in two specialized websites in both countries;
- Producer with more than 80 concerts promoted in three different projects, remote and in person;
- Experience in many environments as a guitar instructor, for private and group classes.
I have been a student of Octavio for a little over a year. And my evolution in the instrument, in musicality, are notorious. With the knowledge obtained in class, I was approved in a higher music cure with license in guitar. Fact that it would not be possible just studying alone. Octavio besides being a great musician is an exceptional teacher, I recommend it to everyone!
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