Introduction: *Please read the end for COVID-19 guidelines*
*Academic tutoring qualifications after music bio*
*About song writing after academic tutoring section*
Leonardo Aguilar is an internationally recognized solo saxophonist, teacher, and chamber musician who is passionate about finding innovative ways to share the gift of music with his audiences and students. His solo debut was in 2015, after winning his first concerto competition. In 2016, he began his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University. Leonardo's time at Northwestern brought him various collaborations, projects, and recordings with student and professional composers of the highest caliber. This passion for cooperation and learning has garnered him a love for every genre of music.
Leonardo has additionally received various solo, research, and collaborative opportunities that have given him the honor of performing internationally. In 2018, he was invited to give a world premiere at the 18th World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia. During his final year at Northwestern, he spent a semester studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In Europe, he was able to play for audiences in Paris at the Grand Salon of the Musée de l'Armée, and in Amsterdam at The Concertgebouw.
Currently, Leonardo is pursuing his graduate studies at The Eastman School of Music. He hopes to continue bringing innovation to his field through creative performance and education.
I spend three out of my four years in college tutoring younger students in economics, math, and Spanish in addition to music. I minored in business at Northwestern and have enough experience to confidently tutor any high school student or younger.
There are two videos in my profile that provide an idea of where two of my students with backgrounds in music got in their song writing after taking five lessons. The price is an estimate of how long it took to teach the necessary skills. However, you do NOT need to have previous knowledge to write songs. It will just take a little longer.
-Student 1 (two years of prior music knowledge)
-Student 2 (three years of prior music knowledge)
**During COVID-19, I offer online lessons via the Zoom application. Since playing a wind instrument and wearing a mask is not possible, all of my in-person students must be satisfied with at least 12 feet of distance with me during lessons due to how much labored breathing takes place during instruction.