Mel Lockhart

Mel L.

San Diego, CA

About Mel L.

Mel teaches: Ages 16 to 65
Teaching since: May 1968
Last sign in: Within two months


I have been performing with guitar and bass, both professionally and 'semi-pro' for almost 50 years. I have amazed audiences across the nation from small intimate settings to festival crowds of 100,000 music lovers.
By the time I graduated from High School I was voted best guitarist in the State of Colorado at the Akron Jazz Music Festival in 1974. I received the prestigious John Phillips Sousa Award in 1974 and was offered 2 full ride music scholarships, one to Phillips University in Oklahoma and the other to Marshall University in West Virginia.
I have performed with such greats as Phyllis Diller, Don Ellis, Clark Terry, Homer Brown Jr., Blues Boy Willie and Michael Hedges to name a few, in venues such as The Pavillion at Six Flags over Mid America, The Boulder Blues Festival, Pearl Street Music Fest, and the Capital Hill People's Fair.

Photos and Videos

Showcasing lead lines along with an arrangement of Herbie Hancock's Chameleon


Music Support Specialist

Oct 2014 - Present
Westview H.S. San Diego

I am the Music Support Specialist for the Westview Gold Program. I provide software and hardware support by creating learning programs, library cataloging, instrument repair and proficiency lessons.


Music Education, Jazz Band and Astronomy

Jan 1977 - May 1978
Adams State University

Music Education and Stage Band

Aug 1974 - Jan 1976
Phillips University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


John Phillip Sousa Award

May 1974
Monte Vista H.S.

Best Jazz Guitarist in the State of Colorado

Apr 1974
Akron Jazz Festival Competition
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