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Boulder Guitar Lessons, Fili FIlizolli

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Fili Filizzola - works with ages 4 and up

Education
•    UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais), Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Bachelor of Music, Dec 2014
•    The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New York - 1 semester on a full scholarship, UFMG Exchange Program, Aug 2013

Teaching Experience
•    8 years working as a private guitar teacher in Brazil and the U.S. (Students ranging from 6 to 50 years of age).
•    Numerous guitar courses for groups covering guitar technique, improvisation, theory and performance.

Performance Experience
•    A decade’s worth of experience performing and recording as a freelance guitar player with numerous bands and singers of differing styles.
•    Multiple contracts performing on  “Celebrity Cruises” cruise ships with my duo Brooklyn Bean.
•    Arranging, recording/engineering/mixing and producing songs and videos for my duo “Fili & Kakes” at my home studio.

Honors and Achievements
•    1 semester full Scholarship to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, NY.
•    Awarded a $20,000 scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
•    BDMG Young Instrumentalist Award, 2013, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Styles
•    Rock
•    Jazz
•    Blues
•    Pop
•    Funk
•    Fusion
•    Bossa Nova, Samba and other Brazilian Styles
•    Music Theory
•    Improvisation

Boulder Guitar Lessons, Jim Simmons

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Jim Simmons - works with ages 4 and up

Education

  • Currently pursuing Doctorate in Music Composition  at University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Master of Music Composition from Baylor University
  • Master of Music in Church Music with an emphasis on Composition from Baylor University
  • Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music from Ouachita Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Ouachita Baptist University

Teaching Experience

  • Private Lesson instructor since 1997
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant and ATLAS Fellow at University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at Baylor University
  • Ensemble and Group Instructor since 1997
  • Has directed church music programs for the past 20 years

Styles

  • Concert/Classical
  • Jazz
  • Folk & Bluegrass
  • Rock
  • Sacred
  • Improvisation

Boulder Guitar Lessons, Walt Palmer

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Walt Palmer - works with ages 4 and up

Education

•Associates Degree in Jazz Guitar and Composition from Bucks County Community College
•Bachelor in Music Education from Chestnut Hill College
Teaching Experience:
•Private Instructor since 2005
•GuitarBass Instructor and Music Director for School of Rock Philadelphia, PA 2006-2012
•    Guitar/Bass Instructor and Music Director for School of Rock Boulder, CO 2012-2015

Performance Experience

•Experience performing in various bands in the Philadelphia area 2004-2012
•Experience performing in various bands in the Boulder area including The Boulder Theatre, The Fox, Cervantes and the Denver Civic Center 2012-present
•Arranging and recording experience with multiple bands in a variety of musical styles 2004-present

Styles

•Rock
•Jazz
•Blues
•Folk/Bluegrass
•Classical
•Latin
•Funk
•Music Theory
•Improvisation
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