Al T. offers Guitar Lessons

Tutor in Houston, TX 77006

Houston, TX 77006

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Price starts at: $32.99

Subjects: Guitar

Hey there,

I’m Al. Born and raised Houstonian. I love my wife, my dog, and my guitar. In my spare time I enjoy playing videos games (my favorite being Super Smash Bros.), learning new skills (I’m currently taking an online computer science course through Rice), and creating and producing original music by myself and with friends. I have an album out on Spotify and all streaming platforms called Oceanside of Someday, and a second album and collaboration in the works. I am a core member of the Friendswood Friends Church worship band for which I play guitar and bass.

I am musically inspired by prog-folk titans such as Justin Vernon and Sufjan Stevens; country folk legends such as Townes Van Zandt and Johnny Cash; song-writing heroes like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Cat Stevens (Or Yusuf). I enjoy contemporary artists like Julien Baker, Khruangbin, Kurt Elling, and Polypha. I also Like Childish Gambino, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West. My old favorites are Coheed and Cambria, Dream Theater, and Manchester Orchestra. Like a lot of folks born in the 90s, I grew up listening to post-punk bands like Green Day, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, The Used, and My Chemical Romance. And there were the NuMetal groups such as KoRn, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Mudvayne, and Disturbed. My guilty pleasures include Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande.

I’ve been teaching guitar for years now, and I’ve been playing since I was 12. It has been a constant source of joy throughout my life. The guitar is an instrument that will challenge your discipline, mind, and strength; students that are persistent will be rewarded with a life-long skill and friend in the instrument. I am humbled by the positive feedback I have received as a teacher; I am very proud to say I was a Student Favorite on TakeLessons for 2 years running before I went on hiatus. Now that I’m back, I’m eager to earn that title once again.
I have students of all ages from all walks of life, from toddlers to CEOs, and I can teach you too. No matter your level of expertise with the guitar, I work very hard so my students might come away from each lesson having learned something. Around 60% of my students have been beginners, 20% having prior experience, and 10% having many years of experience.

I firmly believe that anybody can play the guitar if they set their mind to it. Heard the name Django Reindhart? The man was a legend. He had 3 fingers on his left hand and is remembered as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. It comes down to practice, the will to learn and improve, and consistency, and above all the love of music. My curriculum is designed to reinforce these values.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m always happy to help.

If you’re looking for a challenge, developing a skill with lifelong payoff, and are ready to begin your musical journey, pick up where you left off, or need some coaching in the right direction, then let’s begin. You book the time, and I’ll take it from there.

I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

Al


Child Ages:
3 weeks - 17 years
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EDUCATION

Date: August 15, 2010 – December 15, 2013
School: Louisiana State University
Degree: Accounting

Date: March 15, 2002
School: Various mentors, resources, and self teaching
Degree: Guitar and Bass

AFFILIATIONS

Date: August 15, 2007
Name: Golden Key International Honor Society
Description: Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

EXPERIENCE

Date: October 15, 2018 – May 15, 2019
Organization: SK Global Software
Title: Associate Implementation Consultant
Description: Another gig for “The Man”. Underwent a rigorous Associate Training program for a top Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) specializing in treasury automation for Microsoft Dynamics.

Date: January 15, 2014 – October 15, 2015
Organization: Quanta Services, Inc.
Title: Internal Auditor
Description: A gig for “The Man”.

Objectively evaluated internal controls pertaining to Information Systems across 40+ Operating Units (domestic and international) to ensure they aligned with in-house standards and Sarbanes-Oxley.

The job placed an emphasis on personal integrity, discipline, and interpersonal communication.

Date: March 15, 2008
Organization: Friendswood Friends Church
Title: Core Musician
Description: Plays bass and acoustic guitar for worship band; participates in coordinating arrangements and sound design each week.

Date: September 15, 2008 – April 15, 2009
Organization: Aye Aye, Jupiter
Title: Bassist
Description: Played bass and composed for the local band Aye, Aye Jupiter.
Performed at Battle of the Bands and placed second.

Date: September 15, 2009 – April 15, 2011
Organization: Pile of Rocks
Title: Bassist
Description: Played bass and composed for the local band Pile of Rocks.
Performed at Battle of the Bands and placed second.
Was asked the following year to return and perform as a guest act.

Date: September 15, 2009 – March 15, 2010
Organization: Friendswood Youth Lacrosse
Title: Lacrosse Coach
Description: Coached Lacrosse for grades 4-6. Tought children technique and discipline and went on to go undefeated.

Date: October 15, 2015
Organization: Al Tobon Tunes
Title: Music Producer
Description: Wrote, performed, and recorded my debut album. Instruments incluided:

-Bass guitar
-Electric/acoustic guitar
-Vocals
-Synthesizer and Piano
-Percussion

CERTIFICATES

Date: October 15, 2015
Authority: Red Cross
Name: CPR Certified
Description:

AWARDS

Date: April 15, 2009
Authority: Friendswood Battle of the Bands
Name: Battle of the Bands Finalist
Description: Close runner-up at Friendswood Battle of the Bands playing bass for Aye Aye Jupiter.

Date: April 15, 2010
Authority: Friendswood Battle of the Bands
Name: Battle of the Bands Finalist
Description: Close runner-up playing bass for the band Pile of Rocks.

Date: March 15, 2013
Authority: Louisiana State University
Name: Dean’s List
Description:

LANGUAGES

Language: English
Proficiency: Fluent / Native Proficiency

Language: Memes
Proficiency: Fluent / Native Proficiency

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