John Krauss

John K.

San Marcos, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been teaching guitar since 2012, and will help foster a love of music with no pressure! All ages are welcome. Beginner to advanced. I cater to the student's musical interests and pace. With just the right dose of music theory, and modern guitar techniques, I'll show you the way to become a creative, polished, and most importantly, listenable musician. Whether its sounding like a favorite guitarist, learning a beloved song, or finding your own unique sound, I'll help get you there. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Happy to chat about helping you reach your goals.

About John K.

Hello, my name is John, and I love the guitar! I've had one in my hands for decades now, and have done hundreds of live gigs, along with countless studio recording sessions. I want to help share the beauty of guitar music with you, and help light up your musical soul. I love kids and adults alike, and am very patient with anyone wanting to learn this fabulous instrument. My teaching style is zero pressure, so a student is comfortable and relaxed, and ready to make some music.


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John Krauss has been teaching our 4th grade boy acoustic guitar for the past year. When he started, our son could not clap a rhythm to save his life but now is learning to strum on beat and follow along with lessons successfully. John challenges our 9 year old with different styles and techniques that push him to the next level. He encourages our child in a warm and respectful way. We appreciate John's professionalism and patience with working with a young student. We highly recommend him. "John is a nice guy who helps me learn new chords and licks. I like my lessons!" says the 4th grader.

Posted Sep 23, 2019
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I thought trying to learn to play the guitar at the age of 35 with no musical background, with kids and a full time job was a daunting task. That was until I met John. I have had 30 minute lessons with John for the past year and a half. There was a steep learning curve for me in the beginning, but John remained very patient and encouraging. His knowledge of music and his ability to explain and teach in a way that I could understand is second to none! I can now play a couple dozen songs and have a great foundation of skills to play many many more! I recommend John to anyone of all ages who wish to learn how to play the guitar.

Posted Sep 20, 2019
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We are very happy that our son takes guitar lessons with John Krauss. John is a very skilled and versatile guitar teacher. He was adept at discovering my son's specific interests and learning style(s) and has tailored his lessons accordingly. My son enjoys, and looks forward to his lessons.
John brings a lot of experience as a musician to his teaching. For much of his life he has performed on stage as a Rock and Jazz guitarist. In addition to teaching music, John Krauss is an award winning sound engineer. He has recorded musical ensembles and soloists, as well as, audio books by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Senator Fred Thompson, and other well known authors, speakers, and public figures.

Posted Sep 19, 2019
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Worked with John for a few months with very little understanding of guitar. He went through chords I should learn and gave me practice suggestions. Also went into music theory per my request and explained in simple terms. By the end, I felt that I had a much greater understanding of music. John also worked to learn what music that I liked and wanted to play, so that he could introduce songs that would maintain my interest and be of an appropriate skill level for me to not get frustrated or bored with. Also worked with my schedule when needed and was very accommodating.

Posted Sep 19, 2019

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Producer Engineer Musician Composer
Jan 2002 - Present


As an independent music producer working with many different studio projects, I've had the honor of being invited to play and add guitar tracks to countless recordings, thus adding to my guitar experience.


BA in English
Sep 1994 - May 1998

University of Louisville



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Nov 2019

Voice Arts Awards

Nov 2018

Voice Arts Awards

Employee Of The Month
Mar 2018

Ego Music


Jun 1989
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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