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Brad Rau
1304 , Saint Andrews Court, Chester Springs PA, 19425
Instruments: Ear Training, Electric Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Theory
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Rock - Alternative, Blues, Kids
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience: 10 years
Rate: $60 / hr
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Personal Statement
 
Brad Rau has been performing music for over 20 years all over Boston, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, as a classical guitarist, rock guitarist, and rock drummer. Brad received a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory (NEC), and received a Masterís degree in 2015 with academic honors. At NEC, he studied classical guitar under Eliot Fisk who was the last pupil of Andres Segovia. Brad has performed in countless masterclasses with instructors including; Sharon Isbin, Andrew York and Jason Vieaux, all Grammy award winning guitarists. Bradís personal learning methods have enabled him to surpass his competition memorizing over 8 hours of the most difficult repertoire for the classical guitar. Brad was a semi-finalist in the International Texas Guitar Competition of 2008.

In addition to his performing career, Brad has mentored hundreds of students of all ages, styles and levels. Many of Brad's students have gone on to develop their own music careers and teaching studios.
Brad's unique teaching style combines music, physics, philosophy and humor, making him a well-rounded instructor for a variety of students.
 
Education / Training
 
New England Conservatory, Boston MA, Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance 2015
West Chester University, West Chester PA, Undergraduate in Classical Guitar Performance 2006

Teachers Masterclasses
Eliot Fisk Sharon Isbin
Glenn Lyons Jason Vieaux
Marco Pereira Andrew York
Eduardo Isaac Michael Chapdelaine
Mark Eden Grisha Goryachev
 
Video
 
 
How to spice up your open chords
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pghZWhj4SV4
How to adjust a chord to work on any string set
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD_S4_WD6aw
Bohemian Rhapsody for solo guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNj7BoAlxdg


 

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