Tutoring approach: Paramount when I work is accuracy and attention to detail, in order to maximise the results and develop young people’s potential. I believe that a teacher never stops being a student, as we can always learn from our pupils with a mutual exchange of knowledge. Above all, I am so passionate about my art form and absolutely adore what I do. Every student deserves teachers who can guide them onto their own musical pathways, and I believe that without love and passion this simply is not possible. I am driven by my youthful zest for music, and this fresh approach will certainly be welcomed.
Lessons generally last for one hour. However, 30 or 45 minutes lessons are accepted. I'm happy to provide a 30 min free of charge consultation lesson.
For every student I choose a different and tailored learning programme, in order to achieve the best result and satisfaction for him/her.
Tutoring experience: My experience as a guitar teacher started early in 2012, giving private lessons to people in my neighbourhood. Ever since, I have enjoyed teaching students, passing onto them the required knowledge and skills. However, the experience from which I have been gaining the most happened to me in the academic years 2014-15 and 2016-17. During this period I have been teaching students from 6 to 15 years old, either doing 1:1 lessons or taking two-students at a time in Rome for the Association ‘Musichiamo’.
Born in Rome in 1994, Jacopo Lazzaretti has been studying classical guitar for 11 years. During his studies, he has performed in many masterclasses with some of the worlds most well-known guitarists such as Oscar Ghiglia, Marcin Dylla, Pavel Steidl, Giulio Tampalini, Lorenzo Micheli, Carlo Marchione just to name a few.
In 2015-2016, thanks to the Erasmus+ he studied with Matthew McAllister at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and in July 2017 he graduated from the Conservatoire of Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Arturo Tallini, receiving his First Class Bachelor Degree in Music with Honours.
Jacopo has won several prizes in national and international guitar competitions with or without age limitations, such as first prizes at the International Guitar Competition “I Musici di San Lorenzo” (2016), North East Scotland Classical Guitar Society Award (2016) and International Istanbul Guitar Festival (2015). Among the other prizes: third prize at the 11th Montenegro International Guitar Competition (2017), second prize (first not awarded) at 7th International Guitar Competition Acerra Guitar Meetings” (2016), third prize at 4° International Competition “Alirio Diaz” of Rome (2015). He had also the opportunity to play the Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco (concert for Choir and Guitar), which was a prize received during the competition ‘Premio Campus 2014’ in Bassano del Grappa.
Jacopo has played in many concerts for several Music Festivals in Italian cities such as Roma, Nuoro, Chieti, Bassano del Grappa, Spello, Bagnoregio as well as abroad in Istanbul, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Ullapool.
Currently, he is studying for a Masters Degree in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scoltand with Matthew McAllister and Professor Allan Neave.
Jacopo took me on when I was a total beginner and now I am delighted to say I am totally loving my instrument and playing at a much higher standard than I ever imagined I would be able to.
Lovely, patient and reliable. A great teacher.
Jacopo Lazzaretti is an attentive and conscientious teacher who is committed to transmitting in each student his love for music. He is a serious and honest person, of great competence, obtained through his studies both in Italy and in the UK
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