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About Leonardo Garcia

Leonardo Garcia
Leonardo Garcia
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Alexandria, VA
Speaks: English, Spanish
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano
Education: I received a diploma in classical piano at the Instituto de Cultura y Arte in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, and I have a diploma in Creative Writing: music and lyrics from the Eduardo León Jimenes Cultural Center, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Additionally, I auditioned and was selected to participate in the Berklee on the Road Santo Domingo 2015 program at the National Conservatory of Music.
Performance Experience: I have more than 10 years experience playing for and directing music ministries in the church. With many different groups, I have played in a variety of live shows and festivals, one being La Fiesta de la Música organized by the French embassy in the Dominican Republic. Additionally, I have experience participating in the recording and production of songs and albums within recording studios during my time with the reggae/fusion group Conuko Band Roots.
Teaching Experience: was a piano instructor at the Instituto de Cultura y Arte, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic for 5 years, I also taught music theory and history to children and adults. I was simultaneously a teacher at the Triad Music School where I taught piano, guitar, bass guitar and drums. I have experience giving music classes individually both in person and online.
Teaching Philosophy: The music for me is a very powerful form of expression. I want my students to discover their own voice through this art. My classes are focused on developing in students the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that allow them to expand their creativity. I encourage my students to share their music and creativity outside of the classroom.

Get to know Leonardo Garcia

I am from the Dominican Republic where at an early age I discovered my passion for music. At the age of 13 I started playing guitar in church, at the same time I was part of my school's marching band playing percussion. Through the years I have learned other musical instruments such as bass guitar and drums and additionally I earned a degree studying music and specializing in classical piano. In my musical career I have explored different musical styles such as reggae, pop, rock, contemporary christian music, and latin rhythms such as salsa and merengue. I have been the director of the music ministry for the Dominican Episcopal Church as well as the music director for the reggae/fusion band Conuko Band Roots. I am currently developing my career as a music producer.

Leonardo Garcia teaches at:
4664 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302
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