Sergei Zyrianov

Sergei Z.

Los Angeles, CA
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Lesson Details

Electric Guitar

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, Germany, and being enrolled in a post graduate certificate program in Learning and Teaching provided by University of Sussex, UK.

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

Teaching since:

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 San Diego 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 electric guitar horizons while defying standardization.


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.

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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

Photos & Videos

"White Room" Solo by Eric Clapton
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Selection of my jazz guitar performance
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9 Reviews

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Anna H. Sep 12, 2019
Guitar · Online

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

Rob Sep 11, 2019
Electric Guitar · 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.

Brilyn Aug 22, 2019
· 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!!

Nelson Z. Aug 21, 2019
Guitar · Online

Good instructor

Nelson Z. Aug 21, 2019
Guitar · Online

Very good instructor

David C. Jul 29, 2019
Guitar · In studio

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.

Mika Apr 19, 2019
Guitar · In studio

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!!

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Zon Apr 17, 2019
Guitar · In home

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!!

Totty Apr 16, 2019
Guitar · In 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!

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