Marija Krstic-Chin

Marija K.

Simi Valley, CA

About Marija K.

Marija teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 1987
Last sign in: More than two months


Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")!

I am a Graduate of Musician's Institute/Guitar Institute of Technology and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts.

Artist Product Endorsements:
Levy'™s Leathers Limited
Dunlop Guitar Accessories U.S.A.
RKS Guitars

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a patient, confidence-building and enthusiasm-generating approach to teaching. I strive to provide a positive, inspiring and comfortable environment where students can learn in a way that is best suited to their individual personalities, playing level and pace. As we go along, we develop strategies for attainable goals with guidance for quality and streamlined practice-sessions for maximum results with minimum effort, which makes learning easier and faster. We also work from a list of the student's favorite songs in any style or genre, based on the student's interest, while exploring others in order to enhance skill and inspire creativity.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music lessons are currently held in student's homes in the areas described as well as locations where amplifiers are provided.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Wherever needed, practice amplifiers can be brought to each lesson for the electric guitar, bass, vocals & electronic keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
We can work with any style or genre, based on the student's interest, while exploring others in order to enhance skill and inspire creativity.

(Specializing in the music of Jimi Hendrix & Led Zeppelin)

Photos and Videos

As Guitarist/Backing Vocalist with L.A.'s all female Led Zeppelin tribute band, Lady Zep.


Musc Instructor
Jan 1994 - Present
Various Locations

I have been a professional music educator, for over 20 years, including class and private instruction at various locations in the Southern California area, such as the following: College of the Canyons in Valencia, Highlands Elementary School in Canyon Country, Stage 1 Music & World Music in Simi Valley, Big Valley Music in Valencia and Northridge, Van Nuys Music in Van Nuys, various schools, music studios & homes.

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
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Professional Proficiency
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Best Female Guitarist
Jun 2005
Rock City Awards

1 Review on Marija K.

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Tina D. Aug 30, 2012
· Singing · She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!
Marija Krstic-Chin
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