Isaac Guido
Isaac Guido

Isaac Guido

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Isaac Guido is a professional teacher and jazz musician who specializes in saxophone, clarinet, piano, arranging and composition. He is dedicated to educating and helping young musicians find their voice and the joy in music. Isaac is a graduate of the Frost School of Music and has studied and played with the likes of Dafnis Prieto, Brian Lynch, John Daversa, Gary Keller and Tim Smith. He is well versed in the audition process as well as the “Great American Songbook” that is a mainstay of jam sessions everywhere. Isaac is also an accomplished jazz writer. His arrangement of “Darn that Dream” was played by Frost’s Concert Jazz Band in 2019 and he has expertise writing for both classical and jazz ensembles. Below is a recording of an original song titled "As Above, So Below" recorded, mixed and mastered by Isaac at his time at the Frost school of music. Above all else, Isaac is a massive music nerd with a passion for teaching.
Overview

Hired 18 times

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1 employee

4 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Venmo, Zelle

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

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  • As Above, So Below Recording

    Audio Recording

Specialties
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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Katrina C.
Sep 18, 2021
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We had a great first lesson with isaac today! He was very accommodating. He was able to do lessons at our house for me (35 year old total beginner), my sister who is 40, and my niece who is 5. He showed up right on time (5 minutes early!) and messaged with us ahead of time to open lines of communication as well as sending us follow up exercises. He was great with my niece. We plan to continue working with him! We all wore masks and had a safe, great time!

Details: Younger than 6 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Piano Lessons
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David L.
Sep 11, 2021
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I have been working with Isaac for a while now and have learned many techniques and lessons that have helped me on my journey to become a better jazz pianist!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Jazz • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Piano Lessons
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Mike G.
Nov 10, 2021
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Great instructor, I look forward to many lessons with isaac

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Jazz • Yes, the student has a piano • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Piano Lessons
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Ali B.
Sep 11, 2021
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Thanks to Isaac my 14 y/o son wants to play saxophone again after over a year not wanting to touch it. Professional, patient, motivating, upbeat, responsive, engaged and very talented, Isaac is a great musical coach, and my son always looks forward to his classes and finally motivated to grow as a sax player! I’m grateful that we got lucky and found Isaac! We are keeping him!

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No formal training • Yes, the student can read music • Blues • Rock • Jazz • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Saxophone Lessons
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Diane P.
Sep 11, 2021
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Excellent musician for my son to role model and great instructor. My son has learned so much and continues to improve in his band!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Piano Lessons
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Isaac Guido

FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I ask them what they want out of music lessons. Then break those up into manageable and tangible goals that stress why they enjoy music. Music is such a vast area of artistic expression and above all else I seek to pinpoint the skills i can impart on a student that will give them the tools to teach them self what they want to learn in the future. To make music into a playground.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Music is a positive feedback loop. The more time and effort you put into it the more fun it becomes and the more time you want to put into it. Since i started rolling down this hill a little over a decade ago i just haven’t stopped. As for teaching it’s what i’m both best at and enjoy most. Nothing feels better than when a student finally “gets it” and you see their mind expand into new spaces.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have taught from young children just starting the saxophone or piano to adults who have years of experience.

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