Flamenco Dance & Guitar Lesson

Rene Heredia

Denver, CO

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About Rene Heredia

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Mr. Heredia is one of the premier flamenco and classical guitar teachers in the USA.

I teach flamenco and classical guitar as well as flamenco dance. We have the premier flamenco dance company in Colorado. I do one-hour and half-hour guitar lessons. One on one is the best way to learn.

I also do private dance lessons for one hour and group lessons for one-and-a-half hour.

I studied classical guitar for three years and a half in Paris, France with Antonio Francisco Serra who was a student of Emilio Pujol, one of the great guitarists of his time. I also studied flamenco guitar with the great Maestro "Sabicas" who was the King of Flamenco Guitar for fifty years.

As of July 2013-2014 Ren was honored and selected to the Trademark of Who's Who as one of the outstanding musicians in USA today. Ren is a molto pal award-winning artist of the highest caliber.

I have beginner and advance dance lessons. My advance dance students have the chance to do performances in my Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theater. I teach the real flamenco, the way the Spanish gypsies do.

Testimonials:

"I have studied flamenco guitar with Rene for over 20 years. Not only is he an amazing performer, but he is also a gifted, patient, and dedicated teacher. The music I have learned from him continues to enrich my life everyday. Rene is a true inspiration! - Dr. Che Prasad

"I am honored to study flamenco guitar with Rene. His passion for flamenco, along with his ability to convey otherwise difficult concepts, makes him an inspiration and an outstanding instructor. Truly, the endless discoveries I have made under his guidance have left me in awe and always excited for more!" - Julia Brochey

"Taking guitar lessons with Rene is like being able to take lessons from Mozart or Beethoven. I learned more about music and the guitar in 3.5 years than in the whole 20 years I had been playing previously. Rene is not only a great musician, but he is also a great person and has been the biggest influence in my life, both as a friend and a teacher." - Wayne Rubin

"I have the privilege of studying with virtuoso guitarist Rene Heredia since 2002 and continue to this day. His true mastery of teaching and mentoring has enabled me to fulfill my dream of becoming a professional solo guitarist, performing traditional solo gypsy flamenco guitar. His individually tailored classes working on the many flavors of gypsy flamenco have also fine tuned my performance skills, paying specific attention to compass, technique and strict attention to detail. I give Rene the highest of recommendations as an educator, performer and amigo." - Gary Meyers

"I wanted to play the guitar well; Rene's instruction opened up a universe of possibilities. Regardless of the style you presently play, learning to play flamenco and classical guitar will enhance your musical ability as well as adding flavor and spice to you repertoire. I can honestly say that I am ten times the player because of Maestro Rene Heredia. I am forever grateful!" - Dave Xaviers

"Rene Heredia is an outstanding flamenco guitarist and teacher. He has a vast repertoire of sounds and techniques that he makes accessible to all by writing music to the level of each student. I can't believe how well my 10-year-old son is playing after taking lessons with Rene for less than a year. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just getting started, I highly recommend studying with Rene." - Wyatt Metzger

"I started working with Rene at age 10 and continued to study with him through college, taking me from an eager novice through to a semi-professional level. Rene kindled a fire and passion for guitar which has lasted for over 30 years; today, I was working with my 8-year-old daughter to show her some of the small things Rene started me on as a child.”

"Rene is an under recognized jewel in the national music scene. It is a rare opportunity to be able to work with a musician of this caliber. Do not let it pass you by!" - Jason Jacoby

Location

602 S0. Emerson St, Denver
Denver, CO 80209

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  • 5/5 stars June 18, 2014

    I just moved here and for some reason had trouble finding someone that would teach what I wanted in the Chicago area. Rene is starting me at a good fundamental level and knows how to teach and play guitar.

  • 5/5 stars April 28, 2014

    In the late 60's my husband found René Heredia through a friend in New York. He had studied in Spain and wanted to continue his education. René was an excellent instructor and supported his efforts.

    Rene H. from Rene Heredia replied to this review on April 29, 2014:

    Thank you for remembering me after so many years and for those kind words. Come see me at the Mercury Café May 10th 2014 at 7:00 2199 California St Denver, Co. 80205 Call: 303-298-9258. I'll have my flamenco dance company with 9 dancer 3 guitarists 1 percussionist. Hope you can make it. Regards, René

  • 3/5 stars March 11, 2014

    ive never worked with rene
    but i would like to
    although i would like to work with him in a different way
    rene my name is heather griego
    i am a young woman fighting to walk
    i was wondering if you would be intrested
    in playing at an art show im going to present in the summer
    the funds will pay for my physical therapy
    please if you can help or possibly know anyone in denver who would like to help
    please email heather at americanchapina@gmail.com
    thank you for your passion
    in music as i have a passion for flamenco
    music myself

    Rene H. from Rene Heredia replied to this review on April 29, 2014:

    When is it going to be? Date, time , Where? René

  • 5/5 stars April 5, 2013

    I was possibly the first female, and perhaps youngest student (age 11) that started guitar lessons with El Maestro back in 1972 (before he moved to Emerson St, Denver). He was an awesome human being, and of course, a great teacher. I still have the photos of him, when he was young, that he gave me from his trunk. I cherish the memories of my lessons during the years I studied under him. It was unfortunate that the family moved away. But I have been continuing my guitar studies as a middle-aged adult today. Thank you, Mr. Heredia, for my continuing love of Spanish-Gypsy dance and music.

    Rene H. from Rene Heredia replied to this review on April 6, 2013:

    Thank you Robin for your review of my work and teaching. It's good to hear from you after all these years. I hope you are doing well and glad to hear that you are still playing your guitar. It is something for the sol and spirit of the human condition and something that we need as people to keep us grounded in this hectic life that we have today. Much more deferent than back in the 70's. Hugs to you from your old teacher, René www.reneheredia.com gypsyproductionsinc@comcast.net e mail me here to keep in touch.

  • 5/5 stars September 7, 2012

    Rene Heredia is an outstanding Flamenco guitarist! His performances are as exquisite as those of Paco de Lucia.

    Rene H. from Rene Heredia replied to this review on April 29, 2014:

    Thank you for your kind words. You know that Paco de Lucia passed away on Feb, 25th 2014 While on vacation in Cancun Mexico of the heart attack. He was my best friend for 41 years. It is a great loss for the music world. René

  • 5/5 stars June 10, 2012

    I started working with Rene at age 10 and continued to study with him through college, taking me from an eager novice through to a semi professional level . Rene kindled a fire and passion for guitar which has lasted for over 30 years; today I was working with my 8 year old daughter to show her some of the small things Rene started me on as a child.

    Rene is an under recognized jewel in the national music scene. It is a rare opportunity to be able to work with a musician of this caliber. Do not let it pass you by!

    Rene H. from Rene Heredia replied to this review on June 11, 2012:

    That review is from my old student Jason: A fine student and guitarist and a wonderful person from a fine family. He continues to play after all these years and does gigs in his home town. René

  • 5/5 stars April 2, 2012

    I wanted to play the guitar well; René’s instruction opened-up a universe of possibilities. Regardless of the style you presently play; learning to play Flamenco and Classical Guitar will enhance your musical ability as well as adding flavor and spice to you repertoire. I can honestly say that I am ten times the player because of Maestro René Heredia. I am forever grateful!

    Dave Xaviers
    Denver, CO

    Rene H. from Rene Heredia replied to this review on April 29, 2014:

    Thanks Xavier for that review. I'll have 2 comps for you and Wayne at my show on the May 10th 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Hugs, René

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Concerts with my dance company, Flamenco Fantasy Dance theater. Solo guitar concerts. Private parties and Corporation parties. Master classes and work shops.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Make sure he is a professional and has lot's of experience in teaching and knows what he is talking about when it comes to music and playing guitar.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Yes, learn to reed music or tablature and have a good understanding of what you are doing with the guitar.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. What the coast is. If he should pay by check, cash, credit card. How long has the teacher been teaching. What is the teachers background in teaching.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. If they can afford me. And do they have the staying power and the discipline to be able to practice hour after hour. that's what it takes to be real good on the guitar.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I've been teaching classical & flamenco guitar for over 50 years. And have more experience then most teachers in the Rocky Mountain area as a performer, recording artist, teacher and educator. I have won the Governors and Mayors for excellence in the arts and education. Nominated two times for Lifetime Achievement Award. Don Carnegie Hall 5 times.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Meeting new talent.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How much are the lessons?

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Many of my students have gone on to a professional career.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. That I've been doing teaching most of my life. They should go to my web site to learn more about me.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I've been doing teaching since I was 18 years old. And I want to pass on what I know to others that are interest in learning the correct way to play guitar.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. Playing for the Prince of Saudi Arabia in Aspen Colorado and for Queen Nora of Jordan. Doing shows at the Cherokee Ranch Castle in Douglas County Colorado.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Yes. I'm always playing and learning more each day about the guitar. You never can learn enough about the guitar.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Yes, the internet and you tube. You can go on line now and see all kinds of guitarist and classes.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. Doing my last CD. It tuck about on year and coast $20.000 It was a hard project because I did most of it myself. The first guitar, second guitar and all the percussion. It was like doing two CD's

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. $60.00 per hour. $30.00 per half hour. Private lessons one on one is the best way to learn. In group lessons you lose allot.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Get a Web site. Advertise as much as you can afford on line in the news papers and with flyer. Put your name out there so people now where to find you,.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My greatest strength is knowledge, experience and many years in the business of performing and teaching.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. I'm working on everything on the guitar. It is a continuous job if you want to be real good and compete with others.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. How long can I do this? I hope most of my life. Doing what you like to do and making a living with it is half the fun.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Flamenco guitar is most likely to be one of the hardiest from of guitar playing there is. Much more then Rock And Roll and other forms of music.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. One of the first to bring flamenco and classical guitar to the Rocky Mountain area back in 1966. I seeded the area with many guitarist both classical and flamenco guitar.

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