Christian Cruz

Christian C.

Downey, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Various acoustic and electric styles.

About Christian C.

Christian C. is a guitarist native of Los Angeles. He began playing guitar for over twelve years and has been publicly performing in clubs and recital halls since the age of fifteen. Christian began studying music professionally at Fullerton Community College before receiving his BM from California State University Northridge for Classical Guitar Performance. He currently is attending the Thornton School of Music at USC where he will pursue his Master’s in Music. He has been teaching guitar for over five years and emphasizes fundamental music theory as applied to the guitar technique. His lessons are often energetic and playful without loosing focus of bringing out the inner musician of his students.


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5 Reviews
Isador A.
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I really appreciated the very detailed start to my lessons. I call tell Mr. Christian is a quality teacher.

Posted Jan 8, 2016
Dong K L.
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He is a good teacher for kid. He is a good communicator and have a patience to young kid.

Posted Dec 15, 2014
Lauren B.
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Last year, I had the opportunity to study with Christian at CSU Northridge. Christian is one of the finest musicians I have come across in the years that I have been playing music. Not only does he have impressive skills with the guitar, he also has knowledge in the history of the guitar and music theory. When he was studying at CSUN, I was able to have some lessons with Christian on a baroque piece that was giving me trouble. First, I'd like to mention how patient he was with me when I was frustrated and lost in the music. Also, I was surprised at how much he knew about the music as he explained what was going on in the piece and why. Oh... did I mention that I had some AWESOME results after ONE lesson??? Do yourself the favor and check this guy out!

Posted Aug 6, 2014
Francisco O.
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Christian has been teaching our two sons (Age 11 and 8) for the summer and has performed wonderfully as both instructor and motivator. His demeanor is excellent with the kids. And I greatly appreciate that he is teaching them music reading, music appreciation and music theory -- not just how to play the guitar. More importantly, the kids are having a great time.

Posted Aug 5, 2014
Victor T.
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Looks and plays like one of the Assad Brothers. Solid guitarist with solid musicianship! If you wanna learn how to shred classical guitar, he's your guy!

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Photos & Videos

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Guitar Instructor
Oct 2017 - Present

Arts Development School of Music

Guitar Instructor
Dec 2014 - Present

San Marino Music Center

Private instructor in various styles of music.

Student Assistant
Sep 2013 - Present

International Guitar Research Archives

Processing and digitizing guitar collections donated to Oviatt Library at CSU Northridge.

Teaching Assistant
Aug 2018 - Dec 2019

Fresno State

Adjunct Faculty
Jan 2019 - May 2019

Fresno City College


Master's of Art in Music Composition
Aug 2018 - Present

Fresno State

Master in Classical Guitar Interpretation
Sep 2016 - Jul 2017

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Master's in Music
Aug 2014 - May 2016

University of Southern California

Bachelor's in Music
Aug 2011 - May 2014

California State University Northridge



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bickford Award Competition
Dec 2013

American Guitar Society

Randy Rhoads Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Apr 2013

California State University Northridge

Outstanding Senior
Apr 2013

California State University Northridge

Randy Rhoads Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Apr 2012

California State University Northridge

Rose Augustine Memorial Scholarship
Apr 2012

California State University Northridge

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