Prof. Daniel Rodriguez Velasquez

Guitar Teacher

Daniel Rodriguez Velasquez


Chia, Colombia
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Daniel Rodríguez Velásquez is a professional guitarist. He holds a bachelor’s degree whose Major was in Classical Guitar, and his minor, 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 periods, as well as music from the XXth Century.

He studied classical guitar with Juan Carlos Calderon, Mario Riveros Tabarés, Ramiro Izasa Mejía (RIP), Sonia Diaz, and Roberto Martinez. 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.

Nowadays, he continues taking lessons from maestro Roberto Martinez.

In 2004, he started the guitar program in the Suzuki Method at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. From September 2007 to November 2021 he taught guitar at Colegio Nueva Granada—an international school placed in Bogota. He had the marvelous opportunity to work with International and Colombian families, to whom he has adapted and arranged music for different formats.

In 2019, he got a master’s degree from Maestría en Educación Artística (a kind of 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 with his wife the passion to teach music, and help families develop the talent of their kids.

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