Rory Sullivan

Rory S.

Los Angeles, CA

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

Teaching since:
January 2009

I have been teaching guitar for 7+ years and I have performed and recorded with Kenny Jones (Waylon Jennings, Bill Haley/Comets, Alan Jackson, Tim Mcgraw), Will Ackerman (Grammy Winning Artist and Producer), Steve Holley (McCartney and Wings/Elton John), T. Bone Wolk (Carly Simon, Hall and Oates), Justin King (guitarist/songwriter), Joseph Brent (Regina Spector).

I graduated from the Cecil College in Maryland with an associates degree in music, guitar concentration. I recently won grand prize for the Sara Evans and CD Baby Songwriting Competitions, have my songs in films and games, worked with Grammy Winner Will Ackerman, and am working on my 3rd album!

I teach all chords, strumming patters, notes, scales, but mainly focus the lesson around a song the student wants to learn. What's more fun than playing songs! I will help you master the tools needed to play and perform your favorite songs, whether for jamming in your living room or getting ready for an audition!

There are many guitar teachers available, but I've never met any who've had as much fun with their students. I truly love to spread the joy of songwriting, and playing songs people love!

*** Lesson Details ***
I mainly teach 1 hour lessons but if you prefer shorter or longer lessons I can create a lesson plan that will help you achieve whatever it is you are looking for!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Martin 000-16 Guitar, Ukulele. AKG 414 Mic, Focusrite Forte Interface, Reaper Software.

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Founder and Singer/Songwriter
Jan 2004 - Present
Rory S. Music

I am a recording artist, songwriter, and guitarist. I have worked with Grammy Award Winning Artist and Producer Will Ackerman, and guitar virtuoso Justin King. I have released two albums and a one single independently, have won grand prize for the Cd Baby and Sara Evans Songwriting Competition. I have played over 550 shows at colleges and venues around the country, have opened up for Luke Brindley, James Maddock, Eric Andersen, Mutlu, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and many more.

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Associates Degree, Music with Guitar Concentration
Aug 2005 - May 2008
The Cecil College
Music: Guitar Concentration
Aug 2005 - May 2008
Cecil College


2nd Place in Americana/Country Genre
Apr 2014
Indie International Songwriting Competiton
Grand Prize for Music Xray Songwriting Competiton
Sep 2013
Grand Prize For Sara Evans Songwriting Competiton
Apr 2013
Grand Prize for Cd Baby Songwriting Competiton
Sep 2012

Photos & Videos

My first official music video! Filmed on Coney Island, NY by filmmaker John Sanvidge.
A cover I did of the Christmas song, O Holy Night. Filmed in Wilmington, DE by Greg Boulden.
One of my favorite songs to cover!
Filmed by Jordyn Gatti!
Indabamusic Rocks!
Photo by Rory S.
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Kara R. Aug 29, 2015
Guitar · In home

I have been taking lessons with Rory for over a year, and it's been amazing! He's not only incredibly talented and knowledgable, but also supportive, encouraging and patient. He follows your lead and bases lessons off what you'd like to accomplish, be it learning how to read music or how to play your favorite songs! It's also nice to know that I can get in touch with him whenever I have a question and he's always happy to answer me back. He just moved from Chicago to New Orleans but we're going to continue lessons online, since I couldn't imagine taking them with anyone else. You're the best, Teach!

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