Jimena Fosado

Jimena F.

North Hollywood, CA
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Lesson Details



Jimena delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 60

Teaching since:

With only 21 years old I’m a touring and session musician, guitarist, songwriter, arranger and composer. I graduated from Musicians Institute on Music and Guitar Performance, awarded the Synester Gates Scholarship.

I've played with Steve Vai and led a solo with his band, Mike Beal (Earth, Wind and Fire), Scott Page (Pink Floyd), Paul Reed Smith, Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), among others.
EMG and Elixir Strings sponsored artist. LINE 6 product tester. I’ve toured all the U.S twice having over 70 live shows.
I’m part of a worldwide community of female musicians and guitarists among the best of the world.

I have participated in benefit performances, recording sessions, directed music bands, got experience teaching guitar and bass lessons for all ages in English and Spanish. I have a total of 70 live shows only in Los Angeles.

I started uploading videos of her playing punk rock covers to YT and received attention by going viral and being mentioned on social media by some of the bands or artists covered such as Simple Plan and Orianthi. One of my videos passed over 115,000 views. I’m followed on social media by several artists supporting my work such as Joe Satriani, Orianthi(Michael Jackson), Rob Scallon, Jared Dines, Synester Gates(Avenged Sevenfold), Nili Brosh, Chris Broderick John Illsley, Doug Doppler, Melia Maccarone to name a few.

I enjoy playing all music genres in general but I enjoy the most playing and teaching metal, rock, blues and jazz blues. No matter what level you are, I’d love to help you improve your playing, technique and knowledge. From basic chords to different chord voicings, scales, modes, exercises, finger strength, speed, arpeggios, reading, music theory or ear training, I look forward teaching you and sharing passion for music.

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Product tester
Feb 2017 - Present

• Test and play different gear from the company and give them feedback.
• Analyze new products to give new ideas.
• Detect flaws on products.
• Try brand new guitars and talk to the designers and creators about product and branding.

Guitar Teacher
Aug 2015 - Nov 2017
Teaching independent

• Taught Chords, their function and how to use them
• Explained how to find or create chords with extensions
• Cover songs
• Scales

Bass teacher
Jul 2017 - Oct 2017

• Taught notes on the fretboard
• Intervals, play root note or 3rds
• Explained how to get dexterity on fingers
• Taught cover songs

Touring musician
Mar 2017 - Oct 2017
Guitarist work for hire

• Lead and rhythm guitarist for live performances over 60 dates across the U.S.
• Load up and set up own guitar gear.
• Provide creative services for solos and arranging process.
• Transcribe songs.
• Assist in technical difficulties on stage.
• Arranged new guitar solos.

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A.A Music Performance
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Musicians Institute
Guitar Certificate
Apr 2011 - Dec 2012


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Logic Pro X
Feb 2017
Musicians Institutte


Synester Gates Scholarship
Sep 2015
Synester Gates and Musicians Institute


Apr 2018

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

Photos & Videos

Playing with Steve Vai

Nita Strauss

Jennifer Baten

Al Di Meola

Lessons Video
Photo by Jimena F.
Solo of me playing In the dragon's den by Symphony X.
Photo by Jimena F.

Photo by Jimena F.
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16 Reviews

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Chris Jul 3, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Lena N. Jun 20, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

I feel good on my first lesson because I understand the instructor and learn something from her. I am exciting to look forward to the next lesson.

Lindsay G. Jun 11, 2018
Guitar · Online

Mt guitar teacher is the best! She is soooooooooooooooooo good at teaching the guitar! i loved the experience

Lindsay G. Jun 4, 2018
Guitar · Online

My guitar teacher is very good at teaching the electric guitar. She works very weel with me and does a great jog teaching

Denise R. May 29, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Absolutely loved my first lesson with Jimena, really looking forward to working with her further!

Lindsay G. May 21, 2018
· Online

Jimena is a great guitar teacher! she works very well with me! Best guitar teacher ever

Lindsay G. Apr 30, 2018
Guitar · Online

My name is Maddy . I'm nine years old . I love my guitar teacher , she is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eric C. Mar 29, 2018
Guitar · Online

I just completed my first lesson. I learned a lot and had fun. I look forward to many more. Jimena too the time to explain things and answer my questions.

Christina Mar 21, 2018
Guitar · Online

Ed .. Mar 20, 2018
Guitar · Online

For my need, excellent. I wanted to learn to play a song and we started to learn it note by note, along with tips on techniques to learn to help play it better.

Michael Mar 16, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Amazing teacher! I'm looking forward to learning more.

Claudia A. Feb 18, 2018
Guitar · In home

Jimena’s passion for music creates a fun learning environment because that’s what music is about... having fun and enjoying the journey. She’s a patient teacher. Also, her no-pressure approach helps make the process easier, she’s available to ask for feedback or ask questions when needed. I would recommend her lessons to anyone starting out on learning how to play guitar or getting back into the groove of it.

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Marie L. Feb 6, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

Very patient with be being totally new to playing a musical instrument. Adapted the exercise to fit what I needed to work on. It was very helpful.

Marisa Jan 18, 2018
Guitar · In home

Jimena Fosado is a great guitarist and an amazing teacher! I first met her when we went to Musicians Institute together, and got to know her and learn from her when we toured the U.S. together. She was very helpful in rehearsals teaching guitar, bass and keyboard parts. She also helped me perfect my technique when playing and switching chords on the guitar. Jimena is a patient and kind person which shows through her teaching; Make no mistake, anyone who wishes to have Jimena as their teacher will be challenged to reach their full potential.

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Mara Moon Jan 15, 2018
Music Performance · In home

Jimena is great to work with and has developed quite the patience for a young teacher, we had a few casual sessions and she broadened my horizons and helped me understand more of the technical side of music. She’s is highly skilled and highly recommended for any level of player. I say this as a professional musician/ songwriter.

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Angelica Jan 1, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Great lesson. I am a beginner and Jimena was easy going and adapted to my pace. I believe she has talent, experience and knows a lot.

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