Stephen Bordas

Stephen B.

Irvine, CA
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About

Stephen passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Stephen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
1993

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).

Experience

Teacher
Mar 2006 - Present
YAMAHA music school

Group and private guitar lessons.

Education

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

Languages

English
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.

9 Reviews

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Brandon Oct 7, 2017
Guitar · In home

Stephen is the best guitar instructor I have ever had. He uses the music that you enjoy to keep you motivated and makes the exercises fun. He doesn't just tell you where to place your fingers, he explains the music theory behind it. Stephen has helped me to become a much better player and I always look forward to my sessions.

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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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