Acoustic Guitar (Classical/Pop & Rock & Jazz)
Jorge Bravo received his bachelor of music degree in classical guitar performance. He studied under Yale alumni Steve Lin and a former member of the San Francisco Guitar Quartet, Patrick Francis. Jorge enjoys working with children of which is why he works at a local youth center. He hopes to inspire students to reach their full potential in music and is an efficient instructor on the technical aspects of classical music as well as pop and jazz. Jorge has experience as a teacher of afterschool and summer school programs at Discovery Charter School, San Jose, and Harker School. In the coming semester, Jorge will be applying at graduate schools to further his musical knowledge. At Legato Music School, he is the only guitar teacher who works with students who wish to apply for guitar certifications, for example, Royal Academy of Music International (England based) and other such names.
Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Drum Set, Recording Techniques (Pop & Rock)
Mr. Elisondo earned a BA degree in sound design and development as a music major and his MA degree in child psychology and counseling at San Jose State. He has been playing the guitar, bass, and drums for many years as both part of punk/rock bands and a classical guitarist. Mr. Elisondo enjoys playing videogames, watching action/comedy movies in his free time, and is a big fan of X-Japan. Sergio is currently working at Nintendo. He also teaches the guitar and drums at Cupertino, California, and the Cupertino Union School District’s and Discovery Charter School’s after school programs. Sergio works very well with children, and he frequently asks his students to bring their own songs, so that they can play their favorite music. Currently, he composes Nintendo’s game music.
Electrical and Acoustic Guitar (Musical Theory and Songwriting), Pop/Jazz Voice
Francis Lee is an alumni of Berklee College of Music with a degree in contemporary writing and production and a minor in writing for video games. He is a vocalist and plays guitar in a variety of styles such as jazz, pop, rock, funk, rhythm and blues, and more! Currently, Lee works on his own creative projects by self-producing his own work, as well as developing sound effects for video games. He is always practicing, transcribing, producing, and recording guitar and singing to keep his music as sharp as possible. Furthermore, he enjoys passing his knowledge to his students. Lee believes music should be about self-expression, having fun, playing with others and, ultimately, not being afraid to be wrong.
Guitar/Drum Set, Jazz/Rock/Pop Percussion
Tim Burke is a professional drummer and instructor who received a Bachelor’s Degree in music from San Jose State University in 2014. He has 15 years of performance experience and a large repertoire in Rock, Blues, and Jazz with shows varying from restaurants corners to weddings to the main stage. In addition to performing, Burke teaches drumming and music to students of all levels. His lessons include chart reading, technique, independence, and playing with recorded music. Burke takes great pride in his professionalism and dependability.