I have been taking bass guitar lessons with Stefan for about seven years now and have to say that he is a really good instructor. He is very patient with his students, and takes the time to go over things more than once so that the student can better understand what he or she is trying to play. He is also knowledgeable when it comes to playing various instruments whether it be the six string guitar, bass guitar, banjo, or keyboard. He has students of all ages, and has a very likeable personality which makes it easy to work with him. Most of all he really cares about his students and their lives outside of music as well. Stefan is not only a teacher, but a good friend as well. If you want to learn an instrument in a non-pressure, relaxed environment, and also have top of the line instruction, then I would definitely consider taking instrument lessons with Stefan.
I have been taking music lessons from Stefan for over 10 years and have worked with him on several instruments including guitar, bass guitar and banjo. Stefan is a very good instructor and one of the best things is he lets his students play the music they want to play although he will sometimes suggest music that is outside someone's comfort zone. I would recommend Stefan to anyone interested in taking music lessons and now have my grandson taking guitar lessons with him.
Stefan has been our family's music teacher for 5 years. I've always been impressed with Stefan's level of patience with his students. Stefan's enthusiasm for music is infectious.
Mr. Barboza has been a blessing to our family! When we initially set out in search of a music instructor, our hope was to find someone whom our children would welcome and warm up to. Mr. Barboza has been such a delight to be around and has the natural talent to encourage kids to be interested in their music. Both of our children have been taking guitar with vocal lessons from Mr. Barboza for almost two years now and they are just as excited on the day of their lesson as was on day one. It is obvious that Mr. Barboza is very passionate and dedicated in his love of teaching the kids. He makes the lessons enjoyable and allows the child to select the music they wish to play. During these years, Mr. Barboza has become a member of our family. We are so thankful to have found Mr. Barboza and continue to refer him to anyone who is looking for a wonderful music instructor.
My daughter Katie started lessons with Stefan when she was seven. She is eleven now and plays guitar and piano. Lessons with Stefan have helped her build self confidence. She performs in school talent shows as well as the annual recitals that Stefan organizes. Stefan is a great instructor! We can't thank him enough!
Stefan has taught both my children guitar and keyboard. My kids have very different personalities and I particularly appreciate how Stefan adapted his approach to each of my kids' interests. For my daughter, Stefan has provided her with opportunities to record, both her original work and cover songs. Additionally, he worked with her and both a current and a former student of his as they prepared to perform for Jepson's annual USO Show. He is extremely encouraging and supportive. I would highly recommend Stefan to anyone interested in learning guitar or piano.
Stefan Barboza, a Gift to the Community of Vacaville.
I take guitar lessons with Stefan Barboza and have for about five years. I recommend Stefan to friends that are interested in guitar or keyboard lessons for a number of reasons, but specific to my experience with him:
Stefan is more than a guitar teacher to me, he's my friend. I've been taking lesson from Stefan for over 4 years now. His patience with his students is remarkable and knowledge of music and instruments outstanding. He lets me pick the songs that I want to learn to play which makes my half hour with him exciting, fun and the best part of my week.
Stefan has been teaching my son piano for the past eight years. He is a wonderful teacher and his dedication and passion for teaching music has been an inspiration to my son. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is interested in learning how to play the piano.
My son took piano lessons from Stefan from age 7 to age 14. I was always impressed with Stefan’s patience and ability in working with an active and squirmy young child. Beyond teaching him how to play piano, he helped instill in him a real love for music, especially when Stefan would play an instrument alongside my son while making a recording for him to keep. My son is now in college, and in addition to his computer science major, he continues to follow his passion for music by also working towards getting his certificate in the music recording industry.
I highly recommend Stefan Barboza as a teacher of classical guitar. He is very patient and develops a personal approach with his students at their own pace. I have taken lessons from him for more than two years. At age 68 I am very pleased with my progress and, most important, I am having fun.
I am an old-timer, picked up the guitar near 60. Stefan made it fun for me- even though my fingers can't move like a kid's, he found music I could play. And I got to watch the kids come into his place smiling at the same time.They didn't act like many kids do, as if their parents were torturing them! We all learn from Stefan, about the beauty and the enjoyment of playing music. He is truly unique in these respects. Stefan- thank you for what you've given to me!
My daughter has been receiving guitar and piano instruction from Mr. Barboza for the past three years, and he is a phenomenal instructor. He is patient, encouraging and values my child as an individual. He praises her strengths, and works diligently with her to overcome areas of weaknesses. Mr Barboza is well versed in music pedagogy and is able to accommodate his students' diverse musical interests. Additionally, he is extremely personable and flexible in terms of our scheduling needs. Under Mr. Barboza's tutelage, my child has blossomed into a confident and capable musician. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a wonderful music teacher.
Clients & Fans
I highly recommend Stefan Barboza's DJ services for your next function! Stefan has provided DJ services for Vanden High School's AFJROTC Military Ball for the past 7 years, and we will continue using his services in the future. He is enjoyable to work with and plays the latest music along with a mix of classics that keep the kids dancing all night. His rates are very reasonable, and he makes sure that the songs do not have any explicit lyrics. We hold the Military Ball on Travis AFB, so he is familiar with the base's entry procedures and the location and set-up areas for the Delta Breeze Club and Travis Conference Center.
We have known Stefan Barboza for about 8 years and have enjoyed his DJ services every year at our annual garden party.With over 60 people attending, Stefan has managed to please them all. We have every intention of having him back over and over again.
I want to share with you the great experience Trang and I had over the weekend. On Saturday evening, Trang and I headed to Fuso Italian Restaurant in Vacaville...It was such a great night. It’s no wonder that Afterglow was so popular (although they didn’t know it then). Trang and I loved every minute of it.The vibe and atmosphere of the restaurant just meshed so well with the music selection that Afterglow played that night. They played such classic songs like “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers (the song in the Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore movie, Ghost), “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison (the song in the Julia Roberts and Richard Gere movie, Pretty Woman), and a song written by Ron [George, original member of Afterglow] himself “Kiss Her Like You Mean It.” And that’s just to name a few of the songs.