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Bryan Choi
Bryan
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Speaks: English, Chinese
Instructs: Guitar
Education: Winthrop University Alumni 08’ Bachelor degree of music performance Cum Laude Honor at Winthrop University Outstanding Soloist Award at 8th Annual North Texas Jazz Festival
Performance Experience: -Tokyo Jazz Tour (2017, 2019) -Taiwan Jazz Tour (2019) -Joyous Reunion Recording -Macau Jazz Week(2015,2016,2017) -International Jazz Day at Alba (2018) -Italy Milleunanota Jazz Festival (2016, 2019) -Composer and Arranger for Janssen Pharmaceutical Hong Kong team song -Producer for 2015 Chow Tai Fook TVC -Live Gigs (Weddings, Company Events, Annual Dinners, Cafes, City Festivals, 2006-present)
Teaching Experience: Bryan started teaching guitar from 2006-2009 in South and North Carolina, then he went to Hong Kong, and started teaching in different primary, middle and high schools, with over 200 students every year, mainly teaching guitar, but also piano, ukulele, drums, djembe and woodwinds. He also teaching at his own studios to music professionals, focusing in Jazz guitar and Jazz Combo, and Pop Music.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe everyone is capable to learn music, it is not about how talented you are, but how much efforts you wanna put in! So no more excuses, start pick up what you like, work hard and enjoy music now!!

Get to know Bryan

Bryan started his musical training at 8 with classical piano. He self-learned guitar at age 15. In 2002, Bryan started his musical training in Central Piedmont Community College, following Bill Hanna in North Carolina. After 2 years, he transferred to Winthrop University, South Carolina, and following Dr. L.H. Dickert, and graduated with Cum Laude Honor for his Bachelor Degree of Music Performance, majored in Jazz Guitar. After Graduated, he moved to HK being a educator, performer, recording artist, producer, composer and arranger. Bryan also being a touring jazz musician, actively performing and teaching in HK, Taiwan, Macau, Japan and Italy.

Performance Background

Collaboration:

USA: John Stowell

Italy: Filippo Cosentino

Japan: Koshiro Iwatani

Taiwan: Hope Yeh, Shawna Yang, Wen Tsai

Hong Kong: Tom Nunan, Blaine Whittaker, Tommy Ho

Macau: Ze Eduardo

 

Experiences:

-Tokyo Jazz Tour (2017, 2019)

-Taiwan Jazz Tour (2019)

-Joyous Reunion Recording

-Macau Jazz Week(2015,2016,2017)

-International Jazz Day at Alba (2018) 

-Italy Milleunanota Jazz Festival (2016, 2019)

-Composer and Arranger for Janssen Pharmaceutical Hong Kong team song

-Producer for 2015 Chow Tai Fook TVC

-Live Gigs (Weddings, Company Events, Annual Dinners, Cafes, City Festivals)

 

Achievements

Outstanding Soloist Award at 8th Annual North Texas Jazz Festival

Cum Laude Honor at Winthrop University


Bryan teaches at:
8615 Baseline Rd
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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