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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Santa Cruz

Peter F.

Scotts Valley, CA
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John S.

Santa Cruz, CA
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Joel G.

Soquel, CA
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Peter F. Scotts Valley, CA

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Pete F. is an award winning singer/songwriter with a unique variety of skills. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Contemporary, Urban & Popular Music. He has taught music in the United States, Costa Rica and Argentina.

*** Lesson Details ***
All musicians are born with a style. It is my job to help students explore and refine their individual styles and motivate them to work hard at progressing their unique skills.

What I Teach:
• Songwriting
• Singing – Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz
• Guitar – Intro level to advanced finger picking and percussive techniques
• Music Theory
• Music Performance

Above all, music is fun and inspiring. My lessons will embody both of these characteristics. In my experiences, students learn best when they are fully engaged in every lesson. I don't want music to feel like a chore or homework. Rather, my goal is for every student to love what they're doing and learning their favorite music. Then, the hard work won't feel like work at all because the reward is so fulfilling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitar Amps
PA and speakers
Loop pedals and other effects pedals
Books and other learning materials

*** Travel Equipment ***
Amps (If necessary)
Small Keyboard
Books and other learning materials

*** Specialties ***
Guitar - Rhythmic and percussive styles
Loop Pedals
Ear Training & Music Theory

John S. Santa Cruz, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Calculus, Cello, Elementary Math, English, Guitar, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Physics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Singing, Songwriting, Viola, Violin

About Me

I'm classically trained as a singer, and currently sing with L'harmonia, a quartet of soloists focusing on renaissance polyphony.

I have broad experience singing, playing piano, guitar, and drums, Korean instruments, and programming beats using computers. I'™m well versed in classical, popular, and world styles. As well as teaching instrumental techniques, I teach music theory and analysis, and coach composition to budding songwriters and electronic music producers.

I have a doctorate in music composition from UCSC, and have written a lot of music for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal forces. I studied traditional music in Korea for one year on a research grant from the Korea Foundation. I also write songs in a pop/rock style, and compose electronic music for TV ads. I enjoy having a creative musical mind, and find great delight in the musical creativity of my students.

I'm a computer programmer in Python, Matlab, C, and other languages, having done back-end programming for a music app "JamBandit." I've put out my own music app, "œKey In" on Apple'™s app store, and will soon release a second, "Helixician."

Music is a great joy and pleasure in my life. It's very meaningful to me to help students gain skills and confidence so that they can realize their desire to be musical.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Drum set

*** Specialties ***
Music composition
Music Theory

Joel G. Soquel, CA

Subjects Taught

Composition, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

Music is an art form that can help maintain a positive mental balance and stimulate your creativity in many ways. My style of teaching involves a lot of books, homework and practice; but most importantly fun. Anyone can grow from having no musical experience to a become a top notch musician. All it takes is effort and integrity from myself as a teacher and a willingness to learn from the student.

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