The founder of the “Colorful Ukulele” method.
Armando was born in 1980 in Havana. He is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music and Professor of Guitar at the Superior Art Institute of Havana, the University of the Arts of Cuba, and the National Laboratory of Electroacoustic Music, in 2004.
He obtained professorship and teaches classical guitar at the Faculty of Music at the National School of Arts, Havana.
Since then he collects his experience in the music teaching and professional practice as a soloist and in various music formats, by classical guitar, electric guitar, electroacoustic and bass, either. He has participated in events such as the International Guitar Competition of Havana, the SGAE International Electroacoustic Music Prize, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Spring in Havana or the International Festival of Urban Music of Caracas and more.
In classical guitar, he has had masterclasses with teachers Leo Brouwer, Efrain Amador and Joaquín Clerch (Cuba); Costas Cotsiolis (Greece); Eliot Fisk (USA); Shin Ichi Fukuda (Japan); Pepe Romero and Marco Socias (Spain) and Eduardo Baranzano (Uruguay) . Del Similarly, he received lectures on electric guitar, the master Jorge Luis Chicoy (Cuba).
He has musically directed various international music groups with which it has fulfilled contracts for presentations in Cuba, Viet Nam, Indonesia, China, Morocco, Qatar.
He currently serves as a professor of classical guitar, electric guitar and bass in Brooklyn Melodies Music Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
So, in his methods of teaching music and enforcement of these instruments come together experiences from the Cuban system of musical education, internationally recognized in its abundant harvest exponents, and the rigor of the British system, of the highest international level.
Hi Mandomoreno, I simply want to congratulate you on your raising such intelligent children! There is so much talent in your family. I am a musician myself, but I have to say that I learned a good portion of theory and I studied the saxophone for 6 years. But, Armando is probably a genius on the guitar. Sometimes, I would like to go back to school to finish up my university degree. Your story was very inspiring. Thank you.
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Thank you very much, Luc !
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