John Wise

John W.

San Diego, CA

Lesson Details



John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:
January 2013

Quantum Guitar Lessons will provide clear, comprehensive and organized lessons to beginner and intermediate guitarists of all ages. You will play your style of music in weeks. You will achieve the following:

* Learn solid fundamentals
* Master the entire fret board
* Build control, accuracy and speed
* Understand music theory
* Learn chords, scales, rhythm and lead guitar

Guitar playing has been a passion of mine for years. I want to pass on my knowledge to the beginner or intermediate guitarists to help them become a great player and develop their own style.


Series 7, Series 66
Apr 2012 - Jun 2012
Kaplan Financial
BA Degree Broadcasting
Sep 1988 - Jun 1992
San Francisco State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This is a classic Yngwie Malmsteen scale run with fast picking.
Empire In The Sky; one of my all time favorites.
At a Padre game.

Freezing in June on the summit of Pike's Peak in Colorado.  I can't play guitar in this weather.

Me and my little buddy.

I've always liked playing this song.  It's a fun arpeggio progression with lots of dissonance.
Applying chord substitutions to George's Lynch's Mr. Scary.
A fast arpeggio substitute lick.
This is a fast scale run based on an Aeolian mode in the key of E.  Play this in 16th note triplets, or six notes per beat.
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4 Reviews

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Johnny Oct 2, 2015
Music Theory · In studio

I have been playing guitar by ear for almost 20 years but John taught me a lot of fundamentals I never thought about. It instantly changed my perspective on playing. It will probably take me a while to get used to it but the knowledge that I learned in that hour will help me for a long time in the years to come.

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Jeff S. Sep 25, 2015
Guitar · In home

I am just in the beginning stages of learning and barely knew the basics of the guitar. John was extremely helpful and patient walking me through my the fundamentals and gave several great analogies that dramatically sped up my learning process. Thanks a lot John, you literally ROCK!

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Jeff Sep 21, 2015
Guitar · In studio

He makes it fun and rewarding.

Kevin Jun 29, 2015
Guitar · In home

John taught me exactly what I need to know in order to play guitar really well. He took me on a multi-faceted approach that started easy and progressively became more advanced as I did.

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