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      About Marcelo

      Marcelo Alcazar
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Round Rock, TX
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory
      Education: Musician's Institute College of Contemporary Music (Hollywood, CA) AA Music Performance | Certified Apple Logic Pro Expert | AVID certified Expert Pro Tools | Music Production
      Performance Experience: I've been a working musician since the mid-1990's. I've traveled the West Coast and across the Southwest US playing Rock, Funk and Jazz Fusion music in various music projects. I also work frequently in the studio as a freelance session guitarist playing a variety of different styles from Rock, Blues, Pop, and Latin guitar. I run my own studio in North Austin, TX where I record my original music. teach and assist other musicians by mixing and producing their own recording projects.
      Teaching Experience: I've been teaching guitar steadily since 2005 (17 years) and 8 years ago I began teaching students online from my studio over Skype and Zoom. This has been a great way to connect with aspiring students all over the world. I'm passionate about guitar education and I encourage a healthy practice routine to gain a solid understanding and love for the instrument. I hope to inspire you and want you to feel comfortable asking me questions about music, styles or techniques "I'm all ears"!!
      Teaching Philosophy: Combining a love of music education with real world performance experience, I tailor lessons to the specific goals of my students, while also providing the fundamentals of music theory. By learning and applying techniques such as left & right hand coordination, fretboard visualization, and improvisation early in my student's development, our goal will be to track progress with a consistent practice routine and build the necessary confidence to perform within a musical ensemble and as a soloist.

      Get to know Marcelo

      Music was always playing in Marcelo's house while growing up, from his parent's hippy Folk-Rock of the Mamas & Papas to the Funky/Disco grooves of the Bee Gees, mixed in with other exotic sounds of Latin American music.

      A multi-instrumentalist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Colorado, Marcelo started performing at the age of 11 doing weekly Thursday night engagements with his uncle’s South American folkloric group.

      Pursuing music studies in the 6th grade as a drummer/percussionist, he later became active in Junior and High School Concert/Marching bands as a snare drummer in the drum line, and later as a bassist and guitarist in Jazz Ensembles, participating in and winning state-wide music competitions with other schools in the Midwest.

      Later as a dedicated guitarist, he became influenced by Blues Rock of the 70’s, Progressive Metal and Jazz Fusion but always with a strong connection to the nylon and steel-string acoustic guitar. 

      In 1990 while living in the SF Bay Area, he moved to Los Angeles to attend Musician’s Institute College of Music (GIT) in Hollywood to study music composition and performance full time. He was exposed to a variety of music styles while studying with world class players such as Fusion guitar master Scott Henderson, renowned Jazz guitarist Norman Brown, Rock bass legend Tim Bogert (Jeff Beck, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus), master guitar educators Keith Wyatt, Sid Jacobs, Dan Gilbert and Ross Bolton to name a few.

       A deep exposure to traditional Jazz, Funk Fusion and World Music opened up and transformed his playing. After graduating from Musician's Institute, he gained valuable live performance experience throughout the 90’s/early 2000’s in various bands and studio projects as a member/sideman playing different styles 5-nights a week and clocking over 1000 gigs within the decade. As a tireless student of music himself, he continues to gig, teach and study Flamenco/World Fusion guitar privately while running his personal recording studio Songsketcher Studio in North Austin assisting other artists with mixing/producing their own independent original music. 

      Marcelo teaches at:
      11066 Pecan Park Blvd Suite B201
      Cedar Park, TX 78613
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      2541 S IH-35 Suite 750
      Round Rock, TX 78664
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