Gil D.
Las Vegas, NV

Guitar Lessons, Bass Guitar Lessons, Keyboard and Piano Lessons, Vocal Lessons, Song Writing Lessons,

Studio - Webcam

30 Years

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Hello! I grew up playing guitar since I was 10 and turned professional at 15 playing all over New England with my bands while still in high school. I am also a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston-a world renown school with a BA in Music Education. Since then, I have taught many types of music classes, instruments and ensembles-such as, guitar, bass, music theory, sound technology, concert band, voice, choirs and award-winning jazz/rock/pop bands to name a few. I love helping people learn and enjoy music to whatever level their desire takes them and tailor each lesson just for my student's own individuality and tastes. I hope to help you too on your journey in music... all best, Gil

Gil D. has over 30 years of music experience in the Las Vegas area.

Gil D. is proficient in and teaches Guitar Lessons, Bass Guitar Lessons, Keyboard and Piano Lessons, Vocal Lessons, Song Writing Lessons, .

Degree and Field of Study:

BA Music EducationMay 1980
Berklee College of Music (Boston)

Award Name:

Cum Laude HonorsMay 1980
Berklee College


AZ, NV, ME, MA Professional Teaching LicenseMay 1980
States of Nevada, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts
HQT Highly Qualified Master Teacher NES/PRAXIS/ETS Test Rater for Music Competencies

What to expect in my vocal lessons:

Beginner - Intermediate
The basic principles of acoustics, live sound reinforcement

What to expect in my song writing lessons:

Beginner - Intermediate
How to realize and arrange their musical ideas into songs and compositions.

What to expect in my record engineer produce:

Get you started with correct technique and playing basic classical, blues and pop pieces. Worship music too if you choose. Some theory and chord theory as well.

What to expect in my bass guitar lessons:

Beginner - Intermediate
Learning through songs you love AND, The basics of the instrument--correct technique-reading some music and/or TAB-how to work professionally if you choose-understanding of equipment and gear if you choose--much more!

What to expect in my keyboard and piano lessons:

Beginner - Intermediate
Learning correct singing techniques by performing songs you love! Correct breathing techniques Getting control of vibrato Building repertoire or a song book with the CORRECT KEYS for YOUR voice! How to perform in public and with bands

What to expect in my guitar lessons:

Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced
Learning through songs you love AND, The basics of the instrument--correct technique-finger picking and strumming-open chord and barre chord and chord theory-reading some music and/or TAB-how to work professionally if you choose-a blend of what you want to know and what you have to know-Effects and gear if you choose-much more!

Formal Education:

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Private Education:

I studied private with numerous guitar masters and conductors

Performing Experience:

Professional since 15 years old-100+ gigs per year since then

Experience Teaching:

30 years in public schools as a music director-longer as a private lesson instructor

Age Group Taught:
  • Adult
  • Young Adult
  • Child
Genres Taught:
  • Country
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Rock
  • Acoustic
Lessons Locations:
  • In Studio
  • Via Webcam
Gil D. is willing to travel up to a distance of 0 Miles to teach a lesson in your home.
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Dena DiPiazza June 12thReview

"My son, Michael, took lessons with Gil to improve his guitar playing. Gil was the best teacher we ever had. He articulated the use of cords in a way that gave Michael instant insight to move forward. He helped my son to go beyond the basics and love music by incorporating theory and active play seamlessly. In three lessons Michael learned the equivalent to a year and a half with other teachers. Above all--Gil is a great mentor for people who love music. I highly recommend him!!" Gil Donatelli wrote at Tuesday, May. 29th 2018

April Feldman

"Gil is an amazing teacher! Over the summer he worked with my son who needed ear training and music theory to auction for the exclusive Berklee College of Music located in Boston, MA. The acceptance rate is extremely low and my son needed the best of the best to guide him. Gil is both a talented musician and incredibility knowledgeable in theory. Gil attend and graduated from the Berklee. He has the background from one of the most highly ranked schools in the world for music. Gil is not only talented but a true mentor but he will be in my son’s life always. He is the kind of person that you want in your life. A true asset when it comes to encouragement, friendship, leadership and knowledge. Well needless to say my son was accepted to the Berklee College of Music and we all feel that Gil helped him to achieve this dream. Gil is a gift and someone who will be there for you and get the job done. Sincerely, April Feldman CEO/President Executive Assistants Network, Inc. Toll free: Fax: " Gil Donatelli wrote at Monday, Nov. 30th -0001

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