Stephen Bordas

Stephen B.

Irvine, CA
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Stephen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:

I've teaching and performing professionally for 18 years.
I've studied with some of the top teachers in California:
- Jim Fagen (classical guitar)
- Erik Halbig (rock, jazz & country)
- Jim Witzel (head of jazz guitar at CSUSF)
- Ron Eshcete (jazz guitar)
- Carl Verheyen (everything).

Have a 3 ring binder, tuner and metronome (tuner and metronome are available at app store for free).


Mar 2006 - Present
YAMAHA music school

Group and private guitar lessons.


Bachelor of Arts
Feb 1995 - May 1998
California State University, San Francisco


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Danial found me on TakeLessons around 6 months ago. This is an example of him improvising over the chord changes of "comfortably numb".
Playing over a blues standard.
Abstract original
Original head over jazz blues.
Acoustic vibe.
Live performance excerpt.

8 Reviews

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Tommie W. Aug 4, 2017
Bass Guitar · In home

First lesson went great; looking forward to more.

John D. Jun 15, 2017
Guitar · In home

Great instructor!

Brandon Apr 11, 2017
Guitar · In home

I had an amazing first lesson. Stephen was knowledgeable and patient. He tailors your learning to the type of music you enjoy. I cant wait for the next lesson!

Marc Jan 14, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Not bad.

Daniel Oct 27, 2016
Guitar · In home

Stephen is the best teacher I have ever had. He is great at showing you proper practice techniques while also working on fun pieces. I have improved a lot since I started taking lessons with him and can't recommend him enough.

Tyler Sep 4, 2016
Guitar · In home

Great way to start!

Zachary B. Aug 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

My son loved his first lesson. Stephen is great!

Jessie Feb 28, 2016
Guitar · In home

I have learned so much from Stephen about guitar. Stephen has taught me for a number of years and I have made great progress with the guitar, especially with chords and sight reading. He is an incredibly talented musician. He makes sure that lessons are interesting and increasingly challenging.

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