408 377-2504 (Union Ave Store)

408 629-1812 (Santa Teresa Blvd. Store)

Daniel Yarritu

Instrument: Acoustic Guitar Teacher, Electric Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Store: Union Store

Electric, Steel string and Classical guitar. Musician for 14 years.

Music teacher for 11 years: I started teaching guitar at age 17 while performing extensively at Independence High School and locally. I started teaching privately when people began asking for lessons.

Teaching location: Cambrian store since 1998. Days: Currently, only Saturdays at Music Village. Lessons for age 9 and up.

Teaching style: I really love all kinds of guitar music but I spend a lot of time with the classical guitar. I have students studying everything from classical music to metal, jazz, blues, nouveau flamenco and folk guitar and steel string fingerstyle music. Students participate in recitals, solo and in ensembles and compose, record, and perform music.

Education: I graduated in 2004 from SJSU with Honors in English Literature and at the same time was a BM Candidate in Classical Guitar performance at SJSU. I left the music program early to play professionally. I studied privately with James Robinson, Peppino D'Agostino, Ken Schroeder, Antonio Calogero and Bahraam Behroozi, and in master classes with Denis Azabagic, Lily Afshar, and in France with Johann Fostier and Silvina Lopez. I've also taken classes at SJSU and UC Santa Barbara in combination with other instruments: guitar ensemble, flute and strings etc.

Groups: Solo guitar- flute and guitar duo with flutist Elena Yarritu- and in an acoustic based world music group with Favored Nations recording artist James Robinson. I also do freelance work with various bands like Brazilian jazz groups, rock outfits and local singer-songwriters. I've performed all over the Bay Area in San Francisco clubs, with James at San Francisco's Union Square, opening for David Sanborn for an AIDS benefit, at San Jose's Tapestry festival, San Jose's Center for Performing Arts, West Valley College, The Mexican Heritage Center and on the main stage with the Unknown Jeromes at Monterey's First Night Festival. I currently play every Saturday night in Mountain View at Cascal with the James Robinson group.

Influences: All of my above teachers, including, John Williams, Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia, Pierre Bensusan, Peter Finger, SRV, Satriani, Vai, Kirk Hammett, the list goes on and on...

Email address: daniel@danielyarritu.com

web site: www.danielyarritu.com