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Edwin I.

Professional Music Lessons - Guitar and more - All Styles and Ages!

Hawthorne, CA (90250)

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Edwin is a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 17 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program specializing in the guitar.

He is available to teach guitar (acoustic, electric, classical) for all levels, ages, and styles (pop to folk, rock to soul, world to classical).

Other subjects taught include bass guitar, keyboard, harmonium, classical percussion, music theory, composition(all styles from pop to classical), ear training, and studio production/engineering/mixing.

Edwin has toured nationally and internationally (over 200 cities in locations such as Miami Dolphin Stadium, ABC's Good Morning America, The United Nations, etc.) as guitarist/multi-instrumentalist with "Here II Here" and recorded for artists including Carlos Ponce, Noelia, Jaci Velazquez, Alexander Pires, etc.

Recognition -

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

* Florida All-State Jazz Ensemble1997
Chosen for the only guitarist chair on the Florida All-State Jazz Band

* IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators)1997
Performance at IAJE in New York with NWSA Jazz Small Group Ensemble

* Banff Music Festival 1997
Performance in Canada’s Banff Music Festival with NWSA Wind Ensemble

* Mid-West Clinic Band and Orchestra Conference 1997
Performance in Chicago with the NWSA Wind Ensemble

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Edwin’s subjects

Composition (Music)

Took several composition and theory courses a the University of Miami for both classical and jazz composition.

Have composed and arranged many pieces in many styles of music including jazz, rock, pop, classical, ethnic, world.

Ear Training

Took several ear-training courses at the University of Miami for both classical and jazz.
Can easily identify and sing all intervals and chords - perfect relative pitch.

General Music

Have been learning and performing music since the early age of 6. Studied general music and played in many ensembles throughout middle school, performing arts high school, youth orchestra, and University.


Began studying guitar in school with private lessons and continued learning privately throughout high school and university. Degree from University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz in guitar performance.

Music Theory

Music Theory at all levels and all styles of music from classical to pop to world and jazz.


First instrument learned at age 6 was piano. Took keyboard and organ lessons from a young age. Took courses in jazz piano at the University of Miami.

Sight Singing

Knowledge of music notation combined with my trained ear for relative pitch allows me to easily sight sing music. Much of my ear training lessons involve sight singing.


Took several pop composition and songwriting courses a the University of Miami.

Have composed and arranged many songs in many styles of music including jazz, rock, pop, classical, ethnic, world.

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Edwin will travel within 30 miles of Hawthorne, CA 90250.

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