Ippolito "Paul" De Luca

Ippolito D.

Carlsbad, CA

Lesson Details



Ippolito "Paul" delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
May 2008

High School - Tri City Christian High School (Graduated '09)
AP's: English Language and Literature
University - Point Loma Nazarene University "PLNU" (Graduated '13)
Degree Training: Business Admin. - Concentration in Finance & Entrepreneurship
Master's in Business Administration (MBA) - PLNU (currently enrolled until Fall '15)


Various industries including, but not limited to, Real Estate, Accounting, High End Wood & Vinyl Flooring, Law, Chat Sales - Auto Accessories Industry, Food & Beverage, Health & Fitness, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, and Life Coaching.

I have done some volunteer work with SALT Missons (through PLNU), Missions work through Carpathian Mountain Outreach in L'Viv, Ukraine, and Calvary Chapel Oceanside.


Include Devil Pups (10 day youth training with the Marine Corps.), VP & President of PLNU's Martial Arts Club ('09-'13); Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Combatives Course Graduate), 3rd Degree Black Belt / Certified Instructor - Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan

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Private Instructor
May 2009 - Present

I have a three part curriculum philosophy as if to start and maintain a relationship with your music and instrument:

1) Intro to instrument anatomy and fundamentals - ie: first date
2) Quality Time - Practice Strategies
3) Discover your heart song and music path ("DTR")

I desire to find the sweet spot between hard work and blissful enjoyment for the purpose of creating a creative, expressive outlet for students .

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Interim Assistant Missionary
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Carpathian Mountain Outreach - L'Viv, Ukraine

I was an assistant to full time missionaries headquartered in Ukraine who lead outreaches all over Eastern Europe. I served for a summer term, assisting in (but not limited to) tracking thousands of gospel and informational tracks most every day, setting up film showings of the movie "Courageous," and helped teach English.

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Corporate Office Administrator*
Feb 2011 - Jun 2013
Pacifica Real Estate Services Inc.

• Coordinated a live company-wide, AB18-25 training seminar at
Pro-Bono, saving the company approximately $20,000 in legal fees and services
• Conducted 4 in-person employee terminations
• Authored Company Employee Handbook Streamlining Employment Processes
• Drafted and Supervised $17M Real Estate Project Budget
• Tracked Investor Return Disbursements
• Drafted Company Wide Policy and Procedures Manual
• Served as an HOA Board Member
• * Payroll Title - Executive Assistant (Feb ‘11 – Oct ‘11)
• *Payroll Title - Human Resources Administrator (Nov ‘12 – May ‘13)

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MBA - Master's of Business Administration
Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
Point Loma Nazarene University
BA - Business Administration; Finance/Entrepreneurship
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Point Loma Nazarene University
General Studies (H.S. Diploma)
Aug 2004 - May 2009
Tri-City Christian High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


RYT - 200 Hour
Nov 2014
Registered Yoga Alliance

10-week, 200-hour certification completed through Mantra Yoga & Juice Bar - Carlsbad, CA.


Gracie Combatives Graduate
Jun 2010
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - Torrance

This is the brain child of Rorion Gracie's, one of the founders of UFC, and his family's culmination of 36 essential techniques to create a "street-safe" individual. Rorion's sons, Rener and Ryron, were my instructors out of a Certified Training Center in Solana Beach, CA.

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Jo Kyo Sa - Certified Instructor
May 2010
World Moo Duk Kwan Association

Style: Soo Bahk Do (formerly known as "Tang Soo Do")
School/Organization: Moo Duk Kwan


Yoga Alliance
Oct 2014

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time.

We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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Photos & Videos

Academia Round 2: MBA  With Parentals =)

Gig @ The University Club. Fall of 2014

News Special back from my PLNU Martial Arts Club days ^_^
2 on 1 Demo from my last Black Belt Testing.

Enjoy and DON'T Try this at home ^_^

Martial Arts Cub Workshop (PLNU)

Workin' the crowd :)

Battle of the Bands Solo Act - throw back of '09

Shout out to Andrew Joyner :D

The most work you'll ever do for a single piece of paper.. lol
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2 Reviews

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Briana W. Sep 24, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Paul has a joyful, passionate approach that makes learning fun! A talented musician, he is approachable and empathetic to the newbie!

Melanie H. Oct 28, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home

My son had the pleasure of taking guitar lessons for 3 years from Ippolito. His passion for music and teaching style was very inspiring, as well as, his patience and motivating demeanor kept my son interested and wanting to improve his musicianship. Always encouraging, with guided interaction, he kept my son on task during lessons. He was very professional and punctual in all our interactions. Above all, he was appreciative and accommodating to my son's style of music without compromising the basic core instruction for guitar. His goal, as an instructor, was to instill a lifelong passion and appreciation for music. I would highly recommend Ippolito as a guitar teacher. It was a pleasure to work with him.

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