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Steven S.
Ventura, California
Master Acoustic Guitar with lessons from a renowned and award-winning instructor
Guitar lessons are fun for all ages, styles and levels. I'd love to help you learn to play the songs that YOU love on the guitar! Beginners are encouraged to apply. You'll have fun while reaching your musical goals. In addition to learning great songs, you'll learn improvisation and applied music theory. Also, I'll enjoy assisting the you in creating a practice regimen that fits in your time schedule.
About Steven S.

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge and obtained his teaching credential from Cal Lutheran University. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, Steven has studied with many guitar greats such as Christopher Parkening and Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne). Currently, Steven is recording and performing with the virtuoso violinist Hekar Rivera and is the lead guitarist in the band Prima Donna Rising. In addition to performing, Steven is on stafff at Rio School District as Artist in Residence. Also, Steven was the head of the music department at North Hills Preparatory School and has taught guitar workshops at the Ventura College Institute. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are available for all ages, styles and skill levels. Beginners are encouraged to apply. Students will have fun while reaching their musical goals. Students are taught to be musicians and artists through the study of the guitar. Students will learn cool songs, improvisation and music theory. I really love teaching music because I think music make the world a better place! Lessons take place at my studio in Ventura, CA !ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE NOW! *** Studio Equipment *** More information upon booking *** Travel Equipment *** More information upon booking *** Specialties *** I am able to teach all styles from blues to jazz and all points between. My areas of expertise would most likely be in hard rock, metal, rock/jazz fusion, classical guitar, improvisation, songwriting and application of music theory.

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Instructor details
Acoustic Guitar
Teaches 10 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
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30 minutes
$38
45 minutes
$55
60 minutes
$75
90 minutes
$112
120 minutes
$149
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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Steven is an extremely well versed and educated guitar teacher. Both in person and online, Steven managed to meet the interests and push the knowledge of music notation no matter what style. My son became a confident player in a short amount of time due to Steven’s vast knowledge and experience. As a 20+ year schoolteacher myself, I really appreciate his student connection and teaching style. An all over excellent experience.

Posted Dec 10, 2020
Teacher's Studio

Fun experience.

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Teacher's Studio

Steve is an exellent instructor. Easy going and brings a beginner like me to ease and motivated. Look forward to my next class!

Posted Feb 1, 2018
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Artist In Residence
Aug 2016 - Present
Rio School District-Oxnard, California
I am beyond delighted to be Artist in Residence of guitar studies at the Rio School District In Oxnard. I am conductor , composer and arrange of The Vista Condor Guitar Orchestra at Rio Vista Middle School . I also am director of the guitar program at Rio Rosales Elementary School in Oxnard. Rio School District is an amazing Arts and Technology based school system that completely supports the arts! Rio Vista middle school boasts 12 music programs!
Owner/Operator
Apr 2006 - Present
Guitar Academy
This has to be my favorite place on the planet. It's where my students come to learn and play music. I have the best job in the world!
Music Director
Aug 2000 - Nov 2011
North Hills Preparatory School
I loved this job. North Hills Prep was a LAUSD alternative school that dealt with "at risk youth". Most of our kids were struggling with addiction, ADHD or asbergers to name a few. I was so happy to be a part of helping these kids turn their lives around with the power of music. The classes I taught were: music ensemble, songwriter/recording workshops, music appreciation and music theory. Sadly, the school was closed in 2011 due to state budget cuts. I'd still be there if NHP was still open...the little school that could!
Career Technical Education Teaching Credential-Performing Arts
Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
Cal Lutheran University/VCOE
Classical Guitar
Jul 2001 - Aug 2001
Stetson University
Music Performance and Instruction
Aug 1998 - Jun 2003
California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Music
Aug 1998 - Jun 2003
California State University, Northridge
Classical Guitar
Jul 1998 - Aug 1998
Montana State University
Music/General Education
Aug 1995 - Jun 1998
Ventura Community College
Andres Segovia Memorial Scholarship
May 2002
California State University, Northridge
Randy Rhoads Memorial Scholarship
May 2001
California State University, Northridge
Guitar Foundation of America
Dec 2014
Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

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Instructor details
Acoustic Guitar
Teaches 10 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
E. Main St.
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$38
45 minutes
$55
60 minutes
$75
90 minutes
$112
120 minutes
$149
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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