Rory Cloud

Rory C.

San Francisco, CA
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Rory delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
February 2005

Rory is a touring guitarist and songwriter with Bay Area based Americana trio Quiles & Cloud, signed to Compass Records Group; a Nashville based roots music label with over 25 years in the industry.

With nearly 2 decades performance experience and over 12 years teaching private lessons, Rory provides musical instruction tailored to individual skill sets and goals.

From beginners to intermediate and advanced students, lessons cover a wide range of topics including - ear training, left and right hand technique for both flat-picking and finger style playing, basic to more advanced music theory and ear-training, sight reading, rhythm and lead playing, and more.

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Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Oct 2011 - Present
Quiles & Cloud

Lead guitarist, singer and songwriter with touring Americana trio Quiles & Cloud, currently signed to Compass Records Group out of Nashville, TN.

Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer, Arranger, Teacher
Feb 2005 - Present

Freelance musician working throughout CA with dozens of projects in a wide range of musical styles, from jazz to folk, rock n' roll, hip hop, funk, and reggae. Hired musician for live performance, and recorded music.

Touring Guitarist
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
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Electric guitarist for a rock n' roll tap dance production called "Caution: Men at Work Tap" which toured China from Dec 2010 to Feb 2011.

Guitar Instructor
Feb 2005 - Aug 2010
Music Learning Center/Virtuo Music

Full-time Guitar instructor at Virtuo Music, formerly The Music Learning Center, in Brea, CA.


Guitar Performance and Recording
Aug 2003 - Dec 2005
Fullerton College
Percussion & Guitar Studies
Aug 1999 - May 2003
Murrieta Valley High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency


FreshGrass Duo Award
Sep 2014
FreshGrass Roots & Bluegrass Music Festival

Photos & Videos

Performing "Black Sky Lightning" with Quiles & Cloud at 25th St Studios in Oakland, CA.
Performing "All My Trouble Gone" with Quiles & Cloud at 25th St Studios in Oakland, CA.
Performing "Fool To Run" a'cappella  in a stairwell with Quiles & Cloud ft. Julian Müller.
Performing "By The Rio Grande" with Quiles & Cloud for Folk Alley Sessions at Beehive Productions Studio in Saranac Lake, NY.
Performing a cover of "Raven" by Travis Wright with Quiles & Cloud.
Performing with Quiles & Cloud in Alameda, CA.

Quiles & Cloud at Rocky Mountain Folks Fest 2016

Quiles & Cloud "Seminole Star" Album Release Show 2014 in San Franscisco, CA.

Candid soundcheck photo in Fullerton, CA.
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