Flamenco and Classical Guitar Lessons
Learn to play flamenco and classical guitar from award-winning Gypsy Master René Heredia. Maestro Heredia teaches guitar to all levels from beginner to professional. Learn flamenco rhythms, or “compás”, guitar arpeggios techniques, harmony, theory, and more. Each class is custom designed around your ability and current level. Classes in Denver and in Boulder. Contact us to schedule your lesson.
You will learn all the essential guitar techniques and rhythms including:
- Alza Pua (thumb work)
- Picados (scales)
- Rasqueados (strumming)
- Tremolo (melody & harmony at the same time)
- Music Theory (music notation or tablature)
- Studies and exercises designed to reinforce the compas or rhythm
- A repertoire of classic and contemporary flamenco falsetas
- How to accompany flamenco dancers and singers
- Materials included.
he is the only one that can teach you the total concept”
-Paco de Lucia from Guitar Player Magazine
René and his flamenco guitar have been together for so many years that there seems to be no separation of the two. He began his training with his father, a Gitano Puro (pure Gypsy). René was taught the rudiments of flamenco guitar and Spanish gypsy dance as a boy. René remembers that as a child his parents’ home was always full of flamencos such as Carlos Montoya, Vicente Escudero, Mario Escudero, José Greco’s dance company, Carmen Amaya, Sabicas, and La Chunga and her company. They were all close friends of his father, José Heredia, and his family. Sabicas would help to teach René the secrets of flamenco at his mother’s kitchen table. René studied classical guitar for three and half years in Paris France with Antonio Francisco Serra a student of Emilo Pujol.
- $60 per hour
- $30 per half hour
Payments accepted: Cash, Check or Credit Card via PayPal.
Denver Flamenco Guitar and Classical Guitar Lessons
Flamenco Center for Guitar & Dance, 602 S. Emerson St., Denver, CO 80209
- Monday & Wednesday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Thursday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Boulder Flamenco Guitar and Classical Guitar Lessons
HB Woodsongs, 3101 28th St. in Boulder, CO 80301
- Thursday, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you new to Flamenco Guitar?
Learn how to play essential techniques such as Alzapua, Rasgueos, Picados, and rhythms such as Bulerías, Tangos, Alegrías in order to give you a solid foundation to build your Flamenco Guitar skills.
What do I need to bring to my first lesson?
- You will need an acoustic nylon string guitar.
Maestro Heredia is from Granada, Spain and is a direct descendant of the gitano flamenco puro tradition as passed down to him by generations of his Gypsy family. He is credited with bringing flamenco to Colorado and has received numerous awards, including the Governors and Mayors Awards for Excellence in the Arts.