Jazz

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David MacGregor

Teacher in: Guitar
Languages of teaching: English

David MacGregor teaches Guitar at the Virtuosi School of music from beginner to advanced levels and has over 16 years of experience teaching his instrument. He is also a touring World Jazz Guitarist, Composer, Recording Artist and Music Educator.  Originally from Scotland, David now spends most of his time travelling around the world performing solo concerts and collaborating with world-renowned musicians as well as giving Master Classes, Workshops.  Although David is mainly known as a ‘Fingerstyle’ Jazz player, over the last 20 + years throughout his career, he has played many different styles of music including Rock and Heavy Metal, Blues, Folk, Traditional Scottish Music, Reggie, Country, Pop and even a little Classical. His approach is to find out what inspires you and to guide you on a fun yet efficient path to get the most out of your lessons.  As well as teaching guitar, David can also offer aspiring professional musicians advise on working within the music industry; help you with your compositions, arranging and music theory, as well as advise on how to put together a great live performance.  For more information about David you can visit his website: http://www.world-jazz-guitar.com

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Dasha Skorokhodova

Teacher in: Jazz Vocals
Languages of teaching: English, Dutch & Russian

Dasha Skorokhodova was born into a musical family with deep pedigree; her mother a herself a vocal coach & father a trumpet player. Following eight years of classical piano studies in Ukraine, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory as a Jazz Singer (class of Irina Tomaeva). In 2007 she entered The Hague Royal Conservatoire as a jazz singer where she studied with Rachel Gould, Hein van de Geyn, Manon Heine, Yvonne Smeets, Sanna van Vliet as well as Fay Claassen eternally for Dasha’s project “Baroque, Poetry & Jazz”. In 2011 her debute album “Quality Time” was released to critical acclaim from Dutch critics. Dasha subsequently received special invitation for concerts in Asia and Russia, and in addition to her own concert series throughout the Netherlands has performed at such festivals as: Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Amersfoort Jazz Festival, Breda Jazz Festival and the Zoetermeer Jazz Festival. In 2013 Dasha was a semi-finalist in the Nationaal Jazzvocalisten Concours in Zwolle, the Netherlands & In the same year recieved her Master’s degree from the Royal Conservatoire with a very special barok-jazz project. Dasha uses her talents not only as a singer but also as a composer, arranger and poet. Dasha has previously taught for the the Hague’s ‘Koorenhuis’ as well as the Dordrecht Music school in both group and 1-1 settings.  http://www.dashajazz.com