Giancarlo Castillo

Giancarlo C.

North Hollywood, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Recording, sampling, Midi sequencing, Arranging techniques.
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Giancarlo teaches



Giancarlo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 50

Teaching since:
January 2010

Music producer/guitarist based in Brooklyn, NY. GC graduated from Berklee College of Music. As a guitarist, he's had the opportunity to back up artists such as Akon, Kimberly Nicole, Wale, Fantasia, Chrisette Michelle, among many others. GC has also worked extensively with Universal Music artist Domino Saints, having shared tours with Latin Grammy award winners such as Julieta Venegas, Daddy Yankee and Los Amigos Invisibles.


Music Instructor
Sep 2012 - Present
Private Music School


Sound Design
Oct 2014 - Present
Contemporary Writing and Music Production
Jan 2007 - Sep 2010
Berklee College of Music


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 2010

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Giancarlo C.
Photo by Giancarlo C.

Photo by Giancarlo C.

Live w/ Wizkid and Akon
Live w/ American Idol Winner Fantasia
Photo by Giancarlo C.
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5 Reviews

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Tom M. Mar 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I work with GC at a music school and he's a really great teacher. We work with some of the same students, and I always see a huge increase in their ability after they work with him!

Nick L. Sep 15, 2015

I have been working alongside GC at a music school for a few years now. He is a very knowledgable and versatile teacher and musician. His students stick with him for the long haul. GC is great at gauging where the student is at musically and what it will take to push them to the next level. I highly recommend this guy.

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Meritxell N. Aug 26, 2015
Guitar · In home

GC was a great teacher! He was perfect for what I needed. Specifically, GC has met me where I am in terms of my skills and experience. I am a more advanced student than GC typically gets. Instead of teaching me exercises and songs segments, which I have done with other teachers, he focused on developing my musicality and improvisation concepts! I love working with GC!


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Sabrina D. Jan 11, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Giancarlo is an excellent teacher! I enjoyed every lesson. He is very supportive, understanding and engaging. He is very Knowledgeable about the guitar. Best Guitar teacher I have ever had! I would recommend him to everyone!

Bruno E. Sep 22, 2014
Ableton · In studio

Giancarlo is absolutely great! Very engaged, intuitive and dynamic teacher. Extremely valuable!

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