Study Flamenco guitar with Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino, whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking for a great teacher! His classes focus on strengthening your playing by achieving the correct right and left hand techniques, and increase your understanding of Flamenco within the context of dance and singing accompaniment. With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career.

Visit Basilio's ReverbNation Page to hear music from a career spanning over 40 years. (Tracks are being added every week during Aug. 2014.)

Statement of Artistic Intent and Track Info regarding the mp3s on ReverbNation.

This class programming has been made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and by the Puffin Foundation.


5 DIFFERENT GROUP CLASSES (Private Class Info at bottom of page)

SUMMER 2014 JUNE 16-AUG 16, 2014

PLEASE READ BOTH RATES/SCHEDULE AND TERMS CAREFULLY

If you are a new student, please speak with Basilio about background and level before making any transactions.

Group Guitar Level 1

Tues 8:30 pm (Starting in Sept. 2014. Please inquire, requires a minimum of 3 enrolled - we have 2!)

  • Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, how to absorb material more quickly
  • Basic chord shifts for all open position chords
  • hammers and pull-offs
  • scales, how the fretboard works
  • basic rasqueados
  • Best for players with no experience playing in compas, or trying to improve study habits
  • Full term enrollment required

Group Guitar Level 2

Tues 7:30 pm (June 17-Aug 12, 2014, 9 classes)

  • Learn right hand techniques and hand placement
  • Basic chord shifts for all open position chords
  • hammers and pull-offs
  • scales
  • rasqueados
  • Accompaniment of simple cante arrangements
  • Sevillanas, Fandangos, Alegrías
  • Full term enrollment required

Group Guitar Level 3

Wed. 8:30 pm (June 18-Aug 13, 2014, 9 classes)

  • Technique exercises
  • Basic rasqueados
  • Learn to play simple arrangements with the other students in time
  • Currently working on dance arrangements with cante used for Aurora's students
  • Full term enrollment required

TWO NEW CLASSES FOR GUITARISTS AND/OR DANCERS

Palmas/Structure

Thurs. 7:30 pm Advanced Palmas (June 26-Aug 14, 2014, 8 classes)

  • Knowledge of basic patterns for tangos, bulerias, alegrias, solea, siguiriyas with hands and foot required
  • Work on counter-time and tempo variations
  • Full term enrollment required
  • We are currently enrolling students who are advanced beginners. You must keep up with the pace of the advanced students - no struggling doing straight time while the advanced students do countertime.

Flamenco Music Ensemble (Intermediate/Adv. Level)

Thurs. 8:30 pm (June 26-Aug 14, 2014, 8 classes)

  • Work on solo cantes and dance arrangements in all palos. Prepare for performances in our Studio/Theater two-four times per year.
  • Concert planned for Dec 5, 2014 involving advanced students from Flamenco Latino and dance students from Flamenco Vivo's Palo Series of workshops.
  • For flamenco guitarists who can play in compas without starting and stopping and dance students who can get through most of their choreographies.
  • For singers from Alfonso Cid's classes, or who have studied with other professional cantaores who have passed through New York City.
  • Memorization and command of your own material is essential. The class does not spend a lot of time breaking down individual phrases of cante, portions of falsetas or how to fit your material into compás.
  • The participants must have the ability to quickly digest material and concepts. The pace is much quicker than the other group classes or any private class.
  • Full term enrollment required.

All students get access to library of mp3s recorded in class (not available to public).

PLEASE READ BOTH RATES/SCHEDULE AND TERMS CAREFULLY

Please read all the group class info and the Schedule and Terms pdf downloads before making PayPal payments.

When paying by PayPal, you will NOT receive a printable class card after making payment, only a receipt. Notice of your payment will go directly to Flamenco Latino, and confirmation with details about the class you signed up for will be emailed back to you.

Please be careful to input your email WITHOUT TYPOS when you do the transaction with PayPal, or it will create problems for the confirmation of funds and delivery of services in our PayPal account.

NEW STUDENTS FOR PALMAS/STRUCTURE OR FLAMENCO ENSEMBLE
You must communicate directly with Basilio Georges about level and ability before enrolling.

For 4-packs, or any authorized Prorated plans at $18/class, after confirmation by Flamenco Latino, we can send a PayPal invoice, or you can make a payment from your PayPal account to ours which is under flamlat@verizon.net, or call in a credit card number.

All sales final on prepaid discount packages. Please be sure you can commit to the term. There are no refunds for missed classes.

GUITAR
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PALMAS
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MULTIPLE COURSE ENROLLMENTS

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PRIVATE CLASSES
Beginner to Advanced levels offered

Guitar Private 4-Pack, $200 paid in advance (four one-hour classes, $50 each). If you elect this 4 class package, you average two classes per month (terms effective 7/28/14). Credit for unused classes will be charged for unused classes if 4 classes are not taken within an 8-week period.

Or take uncommitted classes for $70 each. Prepayment required for appointment. If you take your first uncommitted class as a trial and decide within 7 days after the first class to continue with 3 more classes paid in advance, you can switch to the 4 class package, and the balance will be $130. You must pay the balance within the 7 day period after your trial class, or the upgrade will not be honored.

PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE SEPT 1, 2014
Guitar Private 4-Pack, $220 ($55/class), Single Uncommitted Class $75. Please note: all brand new students must take the very first class as an Assessment Class at the $75 rate.

Discount for students currently enrolled in a full term of group guitar class: $50/private class.

24 Hour Notice required for any changes in dates, time, or cancellation. With less than 24 hours notice, class will be charged. Anyone canceling or changing times after business hours on a weekday, after 5:00 pm on Saturday, or any time on a Sunday must make effort to contact Basilio by means other than the Flamenco Latino business phone or Flamenco Latino business email.

While privates must be arranged based on both the student's and instructor's availability, and there may be variations from week to week.

Please make sure you have a confirmation date for your first private guitar class before making payment.

When paying by PayPal, you will NOT receive a printable class card after making payment, only a receipt. Notice of your payment will go directly to Flamenco Latino, and confirmation with details about the class you signed up for will be emailed back to you.

Please be careful to input your email WITHOUT TYPOS when you do the transaction with PayPal, or it will create problems for the confirmation of funds and delivery of services in our PayPal account.

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Flamenco Latino
244 West 54th Street, 4th Fl., New York, NY 10019
For more information, please call (212) 399-8519


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