Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar.
Area(s) of Specialization
Accompaniment, Classical, Composition, Improvisation, Jazz, Theory.
Travel to students' home
When students love what they are practicing the whole learning experience is optimal. I work with students to find their own connection to music and give them the tools with which they can understand and play the music they love.
Oakland, CA 94611, United States
Total amount of reviews: 2
Amount of positive reviews: 2
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Carlos Caminos Submitted by Steve Gelfand on Dec 26, 2018
I am a beginner. Carlos has been working with me for about 6 months. I met Carlos while his trio was playing in a restaurant. He was outstanding. I approached him, we talked and then he became my teacher. Carlos is an outstanding musician and guitarist. As a teacher, he has taught me how to practice and expand on the technical aspects of playing the guitar. But what I find best about Carlos is his ability to inspire me. I am moved to hear, see and feel the music. To feel and play the beat. The result is: I am becoming a better guitarist. It is visible. But most importantly, I am inspired to become a musician. I am encouraged to experiment with the sounds and beats that make music the magical thing that it is. I hope that Carlos can inspire you as well.
Guitar Teacher Submitted by Elina Adams on Dec 18, 2018
It is my privilege to recommend a professional musician, Carlos Caminos, as a guitar instructor. I am continually amazed at his depth of musical and pedagogical knowledge. I started my lessons at the Guitar Center. I am retired, over seventy, and at last have the time in my life to take lessons. I would have continued at the Guitar Center except my teacher there moved to Alaska. Meeting Carlos has changed my whole perspective regarding music. Instead of just learning individual songs, I have been inducted into a different universe called music. I'm not sure how he does it. Just like the Guitar Center, we start with a song I want to learn. The difference is then from that song we somehow progress to a scale that song is based upon and a chord sequence that goes with the song I want to learn and also is related to other songs. I'm also learning different time sequences and patterns and strums and notes—also different styles—blues, rock, jazz, Spanish-- yes, it's a lot—but somehow he makes it fun and even makes me FEEL like I'm a musician—like we're getting together to "jam". He's very down-to-earth, patient and encouraging and will say occasionally say "that's my mistake" (which makes me feel better). I also appreciate when Carlos suggests different practice strategies to help me learn the parts of a song that are giving me difficulty. As a former kindergarten teacher, I know Carlos would work well with children because as I said, he makes it fun and is not stingy with positive comments. I strongly recommend Carlos as a teacher for any level of interested student Sometimes I think he's wasted on a beginner because his knowledge level is certainly well beyond what I'm able to comprehend at this time. Yet I also think it's this knowledge level that enables him to connect the musical elements in a way I can understand based on the songs I want to learn. I know if you are able to schedule Carlos as an individual instructor you will amaze yourself with the music you can make and enjoy in a relatively short period of time. Respectfully submitted, Elina Adams
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