Get personal guidance directly from Brazil!

Do you think you need to take a closer look at your learning process or want to learn a specific song that is not on the site? Good news! I’m here to help you. I have taught hundreds of students to play Brazilian guitar and I can say that I am very good at understanding the difficulties you may be facing and how to solve them.

To make the most of your private lessons, you need a high-speed Internet connection and a good webcam (Logitech C920 is a good choice). Although not essential, a usb microphone would also be great (the Samson Go Mic is good and cheap), since the webcam microphones are not so good overall.

I have students from all over the world and different time zones, so we have to follow some rules to guarantee the rights of all students.

  • – I do not have many vacancies for new students, so please contact me to inquire about the available times before paying for any lesson.
  • – Each lesson lasts 55 minutes according to the scheduled time. If your lesson is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM, it will end at 9:55 AM.
  • – Lesson packages have fixed schedules; i.e.  if the first lesson is scheduled for Monday at 9:00 AM, the next lessons will be on Mondays at 9:00 AM.
  • – 2-lesson package works through biweekly lessons. You must have your second class within 15 days.
  • – 4-lesson package works through weekly lessons. You must have your 4 lessons within 30 days from the first scheduled date.
  • – I offer a 25-minute trial lesson for those who are interested and want to see how the lessons work before paying for any lesson
  • – Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the lesson and you should notify me through email. Make-up lessons can be scheduled based on availability. Once scheduled, make-up lessons cannot be canceled or postponed.

Single lesson: U$70.00

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2 lessons pack: U$120.00

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4 lessons pack: U$180.00

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What my Students say about the way I teach

“I had been studying guitar for 15+ years, both playing and recording professionally. While searching to add a little bit of Brazilian technique to my repertoire I found Renato Candro. His methods and lessons were wonderfully paced and efficient in their teachings. Within a handful of weeks I was able to learn some basic fingerings and beautiful songs, both of which have enriched my own natural style of playing in ways that I’m excited to keep exploring. The beautiful sounds and tones of Brazilian music that I’ve always admired no longer feel so mysterious.”

Matias B.

“In just 6 months of private lessons with Renato, I’ve greatly improved my technique, understanding of Brazilian music, and musicality. He is an extremely knowledgable, thoughtful and patient teacher and has crafted specific study pieces to incrementally help me grow as a guitarist. All of this is supplemented by his vast library of online videos and materials, which means that I can constantly be learning, to become a master of the Brazilian guitar.”

Kevin Q.

“I am a guitar player from Australia and I love Bossa Nova! Unfortunately there are not a lot of Bossa Nova guitar teachers where I live so I had to find a new way to learn. Renato’s online lessons offered the perfect solution by allowing me to learn from a true Brazilian Bossa Nova player in the comfort of my own home. Lessons are well structured and attention is paid to improving aspects of your playing where necessary so that progress can be achieved lesson by lesson. Online lessons have now become my preferred method of tuition and I would recommend Renato’s lessons to anyone looking to learn more about or improve the playing of Bossa Nova guitar.”

Michael C.

“If you want to be inspired and learn to play beautiful Brazilian music, you will find no better teacher than Renato Candro. He has a rare combination of excellent musicianship, a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of music and the ability to put all this in the service of helping students reach their musical goals. When I started lessons, I was unable to sing and play at the same time. Renato gave me the tools and an understanding of the music that helped me to overcome these challenges. Now I feel equipped to learn more songs and enjoy doing so. I will definitely be taking more lessons in future and I encourage you to do the same.”

Tamara L.

“I have had a serious interest in Brazilian music and guitar for a long time and when I found “Learning Brazilian Guitar” and Renato’s lessons I was very excited. So much great music is here and how to play the songs is explained in great details. But now that I am a regular student of Renato, I am learning so much more!  Not only am I improving my technique but I am also learning about the history and spirit of this beautiful music. Renato, thank you for your patience and dedication to helping me reach my goals as a musician. Every lesson brings me a little closer. And I’m enjoying every step of the journey!”

Kevin L.