Justin Martinez

Justin M.

San Luis Obispo, CA
Available Locations:
Online Online
Home Home

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and thoughts about how to learn music and guitar.

My journey with the guitar has taken me from the electric rock of Jimi Hendrix, to the shredding of Joe Satriani, then the otherworldly sounds and speed of Al di Meola, and, finally, to the broad world of classical guitar, Flamenco and world music. Over the years, I have compiled a set of skills, techniques, and theories from all corners of the musical globe to help teach students the fastest path to guitar mastery. My goal is to show you how to master the fundamental skills of guitar in order to play in any style and ultimately create your own music.

Show More
  • Background Checked
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2005

Reviews (2)

Write a Review
Lisa Nov 14, 2017
Classical Guitar · In home

Justin is an excellent teacher!! He is a master guitarist, always punctual, very courteous and gives 100% to my lesson. I am learning classical guitar and jazz guitar with him and I am delighted with the progress I've made in just a few months. I am playing beautiful songs and before his lessons I could not play any classical guitar songs at all. Justin tailors the lessons to help me learn the songs I am excited about learning to play. I most highly recommend him as a teacher for any style guitar. Amazingly he also teaches ukulele and mandolin too! He has a degree from Cal Poly in music and guitar and has over 20 years teaching experience. If you really want to learn how to play guitar easily and quickly, take lessons with him!

Show More
Chris Nov 13, 2017
Guitar · In home

Justin has been awesome. He really knows his stuff, and he has a natural gift for teaching. I am learning everything from reading tabs to playing my favorite songs. I'm having a blast!



Experience

Guitar Teacher
Sep 2004 - Present

Private Guitar Teacher

I teach privately in-home and at the student's home. Lessons include guitar (all styles) and mandolin. Teaching is a great way for me to make a difference in someone's musical life and hopefully spur the next generation of musicians and music lovers.

Guitar Teacher
Apr 2012 - Feb 2014

Grand Central Music


Education

B.A. Music
Sep 2002 - Dec 2006

California Polytechnic State University


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.

Call Us at 877-310-1872
Reserve your spot
Please select a subject
Edit
Select a Lesson Location
Online
Do you live in Justin's travel area?
Please enter your home address.
Loading-circle
Please enter a valid street address
Good news!
Your home is within Justin's 20-mile travel area
Just a little too far...
It looks like you are outside of Justin's travel area
Availability
Pricing
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Mornings
Afternoons
Evenings
Time Zone
Edit
Get up to off
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed