Prof. Daniel Rodriguez Velasquez

Guitar Teacher

Daniel Rodriguez Velasquez


Chia, Colombia
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Daniel Rodríguez Velásquez is a professional guitarist. He hold a bachelor degree whose Major was in Classical Guitar while his minor was Instrumental Pedagogy. His average score at the College was 4.3 out of 5.0. The Graduation Concert was ranked 4.9 out of 5.0 (2006). In this concert, he played music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic period, as well as music from the XXth Century.

He studied classical guitar with several teachers such as Juan Carlos Calderon, Mario Riveros Tabarés, Ramiro Izasa Mejía(RIP) Roberto Martinez and Sonia Diaz. He was a finalist in the National Guitar Competition sponsored by Compensar in Bogotá 2006(Third Place). He took master classes with Hopkinson Smith, Eduardo Fernández, Ana Vidovic, Katona Twins, Elena Papandreou, Eduardo Issac and Luis Orlandini.

Since 2004 to 2013 he taught Suzuki Guitar at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia when he had started the Suzuki Guitar Programa de Educacion Permanente. From September 2007 he has been teaching Suzuki guitar as well as guitar at Colegio Nueva Granada—an international school placed in Bogota. Since then, he has had the marvelous opportunity to work with International and Colombian families, to whom he has adapted and arranged music for different formats. Nowadays, he is working with kids in the Colegio Nueva Granada, and still teaching Suzuki guitar.

Nowadays, Daniel is enrolled in a Master of Arts in Art Education at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Daniel has a registered training in Suzuki Philosophy and Suzuki Guitar under the guide of Ms.Caroline Fraser, Ms. MaryLou Roberts, and Mr.Bill Kosler.
English Toefl iBT: 80, June 2014.

Daniel shares whit his wife the passion to teach music and help families develop the talent of their kids.

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