Guitar, Voice, Bass
Student Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Student Ages: Ten and up
Roberto G. Granado has over 25 years of teaching experience. His areas of expertise include Voice, Guitar (Acoustic and Electric), Bass, Guitarron, Vihuela and musical styles from Classical to Folk to Rock to Metal to Country to Ethnic.
In teaching, Mr. Granado focuses on proper voice and guitar techniques, basic to advanced, utilizing classical methods of emphasizing correct breathing and sound production applied to today’s musical styles. He encourages his students’ development with consistent practice routine and goal setting and provides opportunities for students to excel and apply their skills in a real world environment, including the annual MACSA Rock show in the Courtyard and Acoustic Cafe in addition to the traditional recitals during the year.
Prior to teaching at MACSA, Mr. Granado taught at other San Antonio area music schools and public schools. He served as a consultant during the initial development of the John Jay High School Mariachi, teaching the rhythm section (guitar, guitarron, vihuela) both as a group and individually, in preparation for performances.
Mr. Granado received his BA in Music and Vocal Performance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 1993. While at St. Mary’s, he received Vocal Training with Dr. Evelyn Troxler, Cruz Romo (Master Class), Gerald Souzay (Master Class), Gail Berman, and Irene Liden.
Since then he has performed extensively both on the concert stage, including Faure’s “Requiem” and the Spanish zarzuela, “La Verbena de la Paloma”, and as a Mariachi musician.