Julio Plazas

Julio P.

Long Beach, CA

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

Teaching since:
June 2004

My musical journey started when I was 10 years of age. I fell in love with the guitar and started taking lessons from a local academy. My first guitar teacher taught me a variety of musical styles and provided me with a solid foundation that would help me with the rest of my career. I continued taking lessons all the way through high school and then went on to study musical education in college.

Throughout my life I have played with many different bands, covering; alternative, Christian, rock, reggae, and pop. Currently, I compose and record my own music, lead a band, give guitar and keyboard lessons, and also work as an audio engineer.

Learning how to play guitar at an early age has helped me relate to all kinds of students and their abilities. I was there; I know how exciting it is to start learning the guitar and can guide you through all the necessary steps in order for you to learn and succeed.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every class I teach is individualized and personalized for each student. My program is really fun and effective. I will teach you music theory basics so that you can read music notation. But mainly I will focus on teaching you the songs that you like, form the artists and bands you admire. Bring a CD, MP3 player, or iPod to your lesson with your favorite song(s) and I will teach you how to play the songs that YOU love.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Finished Studio with guitars, keyboards, music stands, amps, and bass guitar. Seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide 2 amplifiers, 2 music stands, CD and MP3 player, and multiple guitars. I would expect for the student to provide his own instrument for daily practices at home.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Alternative, Metal, Jazz, Classical, Pop, Reggae, and Flamenco.

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Guitarist/Audio Engineer
Jan 2011 - Aug 2013
C3 Performing Arts Center

Guitar player and FOH Engineer for the C3 performing Arts Center in Mission Valley, San Diego.


BA Audio Engineering/Music Production
Aug 2013 - May 2015
AA Digital Music Technology
Aug 2009 - Dec 2012
San Diego City College
AA Music Performance
Jan 2000 - Aug 2003
Interamerican University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate of Performance in Music Production and Engineering
Jun 2012
Miramar College

Photos & Videos

Original video and music created by Julio P.
Here's a sample video of some of the styles I teach.
Photo by Julio P.

Photo by Julio P.

Photo by Julio P.

Recording at Miramar Studio


2 Reviews

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Ryan M M. Aug 4, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home

I have had one lesson so far with Julio and he was a good pick as an instructor. He is patient, nice and instructs based on the way you learn. He was also a nice guest (he pushed his chair back under the table!). I look forward to continue working with him.

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Claus J. Dec 3, 2014
Flamenco Guitar · In studio

Julio is a great teacher with a passion for music. He was very patient and encouraging from the start. I have attended a couple of flamenco guitar lessons and he made sure that I learned some music theory along with the practical skills. Thank you!

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