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My name is Gabriel Casas, I am a very patient, passionate, and energetic Piano Teacher. I have 15+ years of experience in beginning, intermediate, and advance piano instruction in all genres. I am a highly motivated educator of piano and songwriting.
Your individualized lessons will be both fun and informative. Always prioritizing your individual preferences and goals with each lesson.
We will go over ear training, rhythm, sight reading, musicianship, performance skills, song selection, and theory.
I also offer songwriting lessons that you can take along with your piano lessons, or separately with your instrument of choice.
From 4th to 12 grade I studied piano under Dr. Anne Karanikolaou.
I studied music theory, rhythm, technique, composition, and performance at Saddleback College.

My core qualifications are extended piano techniques, lesson plan development, performance assessments, putting on bi-annual recitals, musicianship skills, technology integration, individualized lesson plans, musical theory, and creative teaching skills.

2005 to present Owner/teacher at "Piano Matters".

My professional experience includes solo performances in various venues including restaurants, wine bars, cafes, private events, wedding and reception music.

Seasonal performances at the University Of Irvine Alumni group "The Inside Edge”

The first band I created was a 4 piece consisting of drums, 3 part vocals, bass, and two keyboardists which was picked up by the surf/skate/snowboard/apparel company
"Volcom" and put on their record label.

I also toured the Hawaiian Islands for over a decade with big name bands including Humble Soul, Jus Goodie, J Boog, The Heartical Crew, Remedy, The Turnstyles, Sheriff Brown, and backing numerous traveling artists from abroad.

Recently I've won multiple songwriting challenges in different groups on social media.

I currently perform with various local artists including JamKwest, Lyons Den, Smoothie J, Johnny Love, Andrew Corradini, Braddah Adrian, Jah Mex, and Anesha Rose.

Education

1997

Saddleback College

Music Education

Degree

1997

Associate

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