Sergei Zyrianov

Sergei Z.

Los Angeles, CA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a Berklee College of Music alumnus, Sergei applies its curriculum, approaches, and techniques that proved their effectiveness regardless of an age and level of students. Also, Sergei has an extensive educational experience including teaching the Guitar Performance Techniques, and Style classes for British Irish Modern Music Institute in Berlin, Gemany, and being enrolled in a post graduate certificate program in Learning and Teaching provided by University of Sussex, UK.

About Sergei Z.

Sergei is a Berklee alumnus, guitar player, improviser, composer, and educator. Awarded a Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship in the name of Steve Vai, he now serves as a Berklee mentor. Sergei is a leader of the Los Angeles jazz quartet, Deuces Wild Jazz. He has more than 10 years of experience as a guitar tutor, and taught Guitar Performance Techniques at BIMM (British Irish Modern Music Institute) in Berlin, Germany. Known for his electrifying guitar sounds, charismatic live performances, and trademark fusion of musical influences, Sergei continues to explore guitar horizons while defying standardization.


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13 Reviews
Auriell C.
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Great teacher. He gets straight to the lessons and very patient and helpful. Looking forward to future lessons.

Posted Feb 16, 2021
April H.
Profile-location-online Online

We couldn't be happier with Sergei. My 14 year old daughter has had an such a good experience with him over the past year and a half. She progressed well from day one. Plus he is easy going and a great personality for a teenager. I would highly recommend him as a teacher! Thanks Sergei for helping her to have such comfort with the guitar!

Posted Jan 26, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Great lesson with him!Seigei is a very professional teacher

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Anna H.
Profile-location-online Online

I'm suprised how much my 13 year old daughter is learning after just a couple lessons, it is super fun to watch!

Posted Sep 12, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Stellar. Sergei knows his stuff, is good at figuring out quickly where you are and helping you see a path forward. Super patient and skilled at what he does. Recommended for jazz, blues, improv and the basics.

Posted Sep 11, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

First lesson was wonderful. Great instruction and my daughter felt so confident after the very first lesson. She is excited to continue learning with Sergei!!

Posted Aug 22, 2019
Nelson Z.
Profile-location-online Online

Good instructor

Posted Aug 21, 2019
Nelson Z.
Profile-location-online Online

Very good instructor

Posted Aug 21, 2019
David C.
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Sergei is a fantastic guitar instructor. In just a few lessons I was learning theory and technique in a way that was very concise and easy to comprehend. He's also a very personable and great guy to be around.

Posted Jul 29, 2019
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Sergei is a great teacher! Because I was a beginner, he paid attention to a correct hands' position and fingerings in order to create a proper posture and he has a wonderful ability to develop my techniques. Also, he adjusted his schedule as much as he could, so I could take a lesson when I was available. In addition, he made a fun lesson every time because he is rich in humor. I had a lot of fun during the guitar lesson. He is the best guitar teacher for me!!

Posted Apr 19, 2019
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Sergei is a passionate and enthusiastic guitar teacher!! I definitely want to take his lesson again and to see him performing with his band in the concert!!

Posted Apr 17, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Sergei is really dedicated and talented musician and tutor. He is very patient and friendly, encouraging to go further and learn more and more every day. We have so much fun every class. Sergei is also very understanding if you face a challenge while learning a new song. He will simplify it for you according to your level of your experience that you are able to play no matter what. Really great guitar tutor. Recommend to everybody!

Posted Apr 16, 2019
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Posted Feb 24, 2020

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Online Guitar Mentor
Jan 2018 - Present

Berklee College of Music

Mentoring online Berklee undergraduate students, addressing their questions, helping to overcome various problems.

Guitar Tutor
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017

British Irish Modern Music Institute, Berlin, Germany

Taught undergraduate students the courses “Guitar Performance Techniques” and “Style”. Aided to refine the existing curriculum. Conducted assessments and tutorials. Implemented modern technologies in teaching. Executed and evaluated auditions. Reported student feedback and guidelines.

Guitar Instructor
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

“La-La-Fa” Music School, Berlin, Germany

Taught individual guitar lessons. Planned and executed upgrade of guitar class equipment.

Founder and Guitar Tutor
May 2008 - May 2015

Sergei Z.’s Guitar School, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Taught individual and group guitar and bass lessons. Held guitar clinics. Administered and coordinated a music school including advertising, planning expenses and upgrading of class equipment.


Master Certificate in Guitar,
Sep 2013 - Dec 2015

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship (in the name of Steve Vai)
Jan 2014

Berklee College of Music

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