Electric and Acoustic Guitar Lessons - Amsterdam
Looking for beginner lessons or rediscoverd your passion for guitar and wish to be able to play your favourite songs? Want to learn how to improvise? I am Gian, an Amsterdam based enthusiastic and passionate guitarist.
All Ages welcome
My academic and professional musical life has inspired me to approach my teaching method in a fun, interactive and productive way. Trough a broad knowledge of the guitar/improvisation/music theory and interactive tools, I enjoy helping and hope to inspire students of all ages, levels, and styles.
I teach the one-on-one guitar lessons from my house in Staatsliedenbuurt (10 min from AMS centraal), or at my Studio at the NDSM (8 min ferry from AMS Centraal). Occasionaly lessons in the comfort of our own home may be arranged.
Online Guitar Lessons
I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online live lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Book a trial lesson and buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package! Contact me for information
You´ll learn the basic fingerings and foundation of the instrument while choosing to play repertoire from easy classical pieces, folk, pop, rock, blues or songs of your own choice. Other subjects include playing by ear, notation systems, strumming, finger exercises, basic scales, basic music theory,
My goal is to create and customise a fun and individual study path for you, based on your preferences and needs. While aiming to play make music and play your favourite songs. My step-by-step guitar lessons give you a solid foundation on the instrument that will help you with future musical adventures.
For intermediate/advanced players, we tipically focus on topics and repertoire that you may suggest. I can help you to expand your technique, repertoire, advanced chord vocabulary, improvisation, effects, extended techniques.
You might want to learn to modify the guitar sound by using effects such as reverb, delay, distortion and many more exciting sound effects. Let's explore the use of different pedals both in hardware and software form!
Styles and Genres
Since an early age, I have been passionate about playing a variety of genres. Although I am specialised in jazz and improvised music, I enjoy playing and teaching a wide range of styles reaching from Pop, Blues, and Folk - to Jazz, Funk, Hip-hop and Latin American styles.
Teaching Method and Philosophy
When it comes to learning, we are all different, I do not make use of one fixed method. My goal is to create and customise a fun and individual study path for you, based on your personal aims. I'm a highly experienced guitar teacher and I m looking forward to showing you a fun and exciting way to explore the world of guitar and music.
For some students paper and pen works the best! For some students I find that tools such as audio/video software/recording devices helps them to practice and keeping a record of the lessons. I provide practice material such as play-along tracks and different types of musical notation.
Jazz and Improvisation
I am specialised in jazz guitar and I think that improvisation, music theory and ear training are important tools for any musical genre; I am very excited to share the knowledge and material that I have accumulated through the years.
Amsterdam based guitarist Gianfranco Mascayano was born in Chile and raised in Sweden from the age of 1. This gave him the opportunity to grow up surrounded by a sea of cultures and musical identities. Gian began playing Latin-American/classical guitar at an early age and soon gravitated towards Jazz. Since his teens, Gian has spent most of his time playing, touring and recording with bands and artists across geographical and musical borders. Gian received his Jazz Guitar Degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.