I teach music because it nurtures our empathy that ultimately leads to overall better communication and understanding among ourselves and other earthlings. Understanding that only has positive effects on us as mortal beings.
Charles Axel Ekendahl began playing the guitar around the age of 12 in Spain. He was involved with numerous bands, playing gigs since the age of 13 and releasing several demos and CDs since the age of 16 with bands like Mendacity, Para, and Aghora among others.
Fascinated by the recording process, he decided to pursue a degree in Music Engineering at the University of Miami. With several of his own recordings under his belt and after an internship at Desmond Child’s studios, he took a break from school to focus on Aghora’s, debut album.
Upon completion, he returned to school but decided to switch to a Classical Guitar Performance degree. He graduated in 2004 and thereafter pursued a Master’s which he obtained in 2006.
He has been teaching guitar seriously in the South Florida area for over 13 years and at the Miami Conservatory of Music for 12 years. He is still active as a performer, music performance judge, recording and live engineer, amateur photographer/videographer, capoeira practitioner, and volunteer for local fruit companies/farmer’s markets/groves/organic farms and other initiatives that bring awareness to nutrition and our environment.
Guitar Faculty Trio
CHARLES AXEL EKENDHAL, JOSE ALFREDO FERNANDEZ, and FEDERICO MUSGROVE STETSON
Prelude from the Cello, Suite No 1 in G Major
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Transcribed by Joe Fredd
Tico-Tico no Fubá / Zequinha de Abreu (1880-1935)