Graduated in Europe as a Classical Guitarist, after becoming a solo classical performer in many different countries throughout Europe, i started to study Jazz, Rock and many other fusion styles that I play. I have wrote a very simplified, applicable and visual method. I verified that it become a fun habit to practice the fretboard maps of scales, arpeggios and chords and get ready to apply all those 3 concepts into songs.
Experienced all kinds of music styles specially in Europe with different formats and styles. I have a significant experience as a guitar and music instructor. Im very passionate to help people to find that joyful route of music able to make our spirit deeply vibrate. Just come for a trial lesson in my studio.
My rates are equal to all levels and $40 an hour is a fair rate
832‐716‐6000 (concealed information)
SKILLS & ABILITIES
An honest, experienced, and learned music educator with a passion and sensitivity for his students and innovative teaching techniques. An expressive musician with a wonderful gift for his instrument in a constant state of personal growth.
MUSIC EDUCATOR IN:
Harmony & Arranging
Music Program Director
Author, Songwriter, Arranger & Composer All Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Latin Languages Spoken: Spanish & English
ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC—‐MADRID, SPAIN—MUSIC PROFESSOR DEGREE
Graduated with Masters Level Honors Specialization “Professional Diploma in Guitar Pedagogy” Coursework included 10‐year course of study including 8 years of Guitar, 4 years of Harmony, 5 years of Solfege, 2 years each of Counterpoint, Ensemble, Sight Reading and advanced Pedagogy among others.
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ GUITAR —‐Felix Santos, Ateneo de Jazz de Madrid—‐3 years LATIN AMERICAN GUITAR ARRANGEMENTS‐—‐ Jorge Cardoso‐—‐4 years BAROQUE MUSIC SEMINARS —‐Javier Hinojosa, Paris Conservatory —‐3 years BAROQUE ORNAMENTATION WORKSHOP (VIII & IX) —‐ 2 years
ANCIENT MUSIC WEEK BAROQUE STUDIES—‐JORGE CARDOSO Alcobendas, Madrid
APPOINTED DESIGNER “Plan Nacional de Música para la Convivencia”
(National Cultural Initiative ‐ Music Education Parameters), Colombian Ministry of Culture Bogotá Colombia. June, 2003 (concealed information)
RECIPIENT OF THE PRIX EXCEPTIONNEL DE PROFFESSEURS AWARD, (1981) VIII International Contest
Guitares En Saubestre, France
AUTHORED TWO TEXTBOOKS ‐
A New Approach to Guitar Improvisation ‐ 2004
Ear Training Based on Harmony – 2004
GUITAR INSTRUCTION, (2014‐PRESENT) Institute CANZION, Houston, TX
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, (2016‐PRESENT)
Bear Creek United Methodist Church, Houston, TX
FACULTY TENURE HARMONY I, II, III, IV ‐ GUITAR FACULTY TENURE (1994‐2007) Universidad Del Atlántico, (Atlantic University)
Programa de Licenciatura, Facultad de Bellas Artes
C/ 68 # 53‐45 Barranquilla Colombia
FACULTY MEMBER (1990‐1992)
American Guitar Institute, 250 West 54Th St. N.Y
ASSOCIATE TEACHER (1989‐1993) New York and New Jersey churches
INSTRUCTOR ‐ MUSIC THEORY, EAR TRAINING & GUITAR (1976‐1986) Musivox Academy
I was hired by Atlantic University to rehabilitate the outdated music program. Enrollment was down to less than 100 students, the facilities needed remodeling, and a new faculty was imperative.
During my tenure at the University I successfully:
Worked closely with government officials and university management to secure a $250,000 donation.
Interviewed and hired staff to more than double the size of the faculty.
Implemented a new curriculum with a commitment to excellence, clear definable goals and standards, and a more comprehensive and interactive method emphasizing better communication with current and potential
Retrained and supported faculty in the new curriculum.
Improved public image and enrollment by increasing community outreach
Started the now world famous Baranqui JAZZ Festival benefitting the
school and showcasing the students in interactive performance with world
Under my guidance enrollment grew over 300 percent and the program became the model program for music schools in the Atlantic Region.
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
￼￼TRANSCRIPTS & REFERENCES
Rafael is knowledgeable in all aspects of guitar playing, and is an excellent teacher of the guitar.
He is patient. Interested in why you are learning the guitar, and styles his lessons to apply to your needs.
Rafael has an unsurpassed command of the guitar and music theory, and a passion and gift for teaching!
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