"I had the pleasure of working together with Mario in New York. He is a very strong flamenco guitarist with a beautiful sound, perfect "compas" and "jerez soniquete". I was very surprised to hear him improvising over jazz standards, comprehending harmony other than flamenco. At a very young age and just at the start of his career, I'm sure we will hear more from him in the future."
 
Andreas Arnold
www.andreasarnold.info

 

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"Tuve el placer de trabajar con Mario Moraga en San Jose, California. Dio un increíble taller de guitarra para los estudiantes de la asociación flamenca “The Flamenco Society of San Jose”. No sólo es un gran guitarrista flamenco si no también un excelente instructor. Tiene un gran sentido del compás y un gran conocimiento del Arte Flamenco."
 
Eddie Diaz
Flamenco Society of San Jose 
www.theflamencosociety.org

 

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Mario is a brilliant young guitarist with smoking chops.  At such a young age Mario possesses such amazing knowledge of flamenco.  Not only is he a wonderfully skilled guitarist but he is also an excellent teacher who happily shares his knowledge with others.  He is patient, pleasant and a true joy to work with.  Ole Mario!
 
Albert Marques
Music Instructor Gavilan College 
Gilroy, California

 

 

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Mario and I performed together here in New York City.  He really astounded me with his technical prowess, his gorgeous sound, and his tremendous facility crossing over into the jazz idiom from flamenco.  He can improvise fluidly, and he has a solid grasp of harmony and rhythm.  All of these talents at such an early age lead me to believe that we will surely be hearing a lot more from him in years to come.
 
Greg Diamond
Recording artist, composer and band leader in New York City.
www.gregdiamondmusic.com

 

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Tuve la fortuna de tomar clases con Mario durante su estancia en Nueva York el verano de 2013. Soy un guitarrero amateur con experiencia pero nunca había tomado clases hasta la fecha. A pesar de ello, Mario me ayudó a mejorar sustancialmente mi técnica y al mismo tiempo me introdujo a algunos de los palos flamencos. Mario no es solamente un excelente y talentoso guitarrista, es además un gran maestro y es responsable de su labor docente. A día de hoy, sigo aprovechando las clases que tomé con él. Recomiendo a Mario como profesor de guitarra a cualquier persona, principiante u avanzada. Para mi fue una experiencia excelente, sin desperdicio alguno.
 
Leandro Alonso 
Postdoctoral research associate, 
Rockefeller University, New York,NY.

 

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