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Popular Classical Guitar Teachers Near San Diego

Jason M.

San Diego, CA
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Francis R.

San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Jason M. San Diego, CA

Sight-reading Mozart can be a bit intimidating. I can help. Everything from positioning your fingers to reading single notes and complex poly-chords.

I have experience playing a lot of piano concertos on guitar as well as an extensive background in music theory. I'm ready to help you discover your limitless potential.

About Jason

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard teaching methods, he has developed his own method of teaching to positively enhance the student€™s strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician. This year Jason was also the Music Director at the National Guitar Workshop Day Jams Rock Music Day Camp where students ages 7-15 came out to form bands, record original material and master their craft. He also taught beginning ...

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Mindy R. February 13, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Jason is a great teacher...patient, helpful and thorough. We recommend him highly!
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Diana C. December 19, 2014
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
Jason is a great teacher! Very prompt and professional with our lessons. He's extremely knowledgeable, not only about the particular instrument, but with music and theory as well. I would highly recommend!
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Beth J. October 29, 2014
Bass Guitar · Online
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Jason has been teaching my son for about 6 weeks now. My son head dyslexia and other special needs that make learning difficult. Jason has done a wonderful job teaching and sparking my child's joy in music! Excellent teacher. Highly recommended.
Francis R. San Diego, CA

Many people mistakenly believe that a classical guitar is the same as a flamenco guitar, and many more believe that all acoustic guitars are pretty much the same thing. There are many similarities, but classical guitar (as an instrument and as a genre of playing) have very different rules from other acoustic guitars.

If you are interested in studying the classical guitar, we will probably work from the Christopher Parkening method, and if you sign up for lessons I encourage you to buy a copy of the first volume to work from. We will work on posture, finger independence, music reading, and how to manicure your right hand fingernails for ease of playing and good tone.

About Francis

Hi everyone! I'm a hard-working musician with a background in live performance, songwriting, composition, and home recording. I want to help you perform the music you love, whether you're playing to your family, your webcam, or a 15,000 seat arena. I have been teaching private music lessons since 2007. I am a graduate of UCSD, where I completed my bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. I have taken years of private lessons, played bass, guitar, and mandolin in local and touring bands, and released three albums of original music. I want to make your goals accessible. *** Lesson Details *** I focus on making lessons fun for my students. I emphasize the importance of practicing on your own and building confidence by performing live and/or writing your own songs. I love ...

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Richard C. November 19, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Francis is a fantastic instructor. He is very patient and knowledgeable. My friends asked me to play bass guitar in their rock band so I needed to learn fast. Francis taught me the basics and quickly moved on to tips and tricks to help me advance. I am having a blast.
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David K. June 19, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
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Francis is great. Always on time, always available to chat about areas I had questions or challenges, always insightful.
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Pietro C. October 5, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Amazing instructor

Francis is a true professional, his patient and extremely dedicated to teaching his love for music. His friendly demeanor inspires you create and believe in yourself as a musician.
Kevin F. San Diego, CA

I received my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from San Diego with an emphasis in Guitar Performance in 2014. I have played professionally since the age of 16 and began teaching classical guitar students soon after. My classical guitar instruction focuses on technique from the earliest stages but uses fun and interesting pieces as a method for addressing technical issues.

About Kevin

I have been teaching and performing in the San Diego area for many years and have used that experience to develop lessons for any level of player. My program emphasizes all around musicianship in addition to technical ability. Being a musician is more than simply learning repertoire. I help my students get the skills needed to be capable, independent performers. While studying at UCSD, I was awarded double honors for my work in Guitar Performance and Composition. In 2010, I was given awards for "Most Outstanding Graduating Senior" and "Outstanding Classical Music Performance". In January of this year, my latest ensemble piece "Bell Music" was given its premiere in Zurich, Switzerland by Ensemble TaG. *** Lesson Details *** While I am a very easy going teacher, I do require dedication ...

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Daniel S. January 5, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Instructor

Kevin has taken my 14yo son from an absolute beginner to a good guitar player. He has been patient and professional all times and my son truly likes him, as do I. I have referred him to several friends now and will continue to do so.
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Delia S. October 30, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Kevin's been working with my 12-year-old son for about 6 months now. My son has learned a lot of new songs and proper playing techniques. Kevin is very professional, reliable, and gets along well with my son. I recommend him!
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Gwynne L. July 26, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
wonderful!

Kevin is very patient, helpful and fun! At 23, I thought I was too old to start learning an instrument and Kevin made me feel comfortable right away. He constantly updated the lesson plan and adjusted it to my skill level.

Brandon B.

San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Edward F.

San Diego, CA
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Brandon B. San Diego, CA

Got nylon strings? Let's put 'em to use! Learn how to read sheet music and TAB, as well as proper technique for finger picking. I have an enormous collection of classical guitar music!

About Brandon

What do Britney Spears and Beethoven have in common? They're both pop music! One just happens to be 200 years old. Berklee College of Music graduate from Boston, MA with a passion for all genres, though mainly popular music. For me, music has always been about having fun and doing what feels natural, and I try to pass this on to my students. In all seriousness, if it's not fun, why do it? I'm super laid back, but I refuse to let you spend your money, or someone else's, on lessons like it's going out of style. I believe that the more fun you have with music, the more you'll want to play, and as a result, the better a musician you will become. *** Lesson Details *** Together, we will create daily, weekly, and monthly goals for you to achieve. In this way, we can both ...

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Sam S. February 28, 2015
Guitar · Online
I've known Brandon for almost four years and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn guitar. I was self-taught for about five years and relied heavily on YouTube and other free online resources. While some of the free stuff online was good, you get what you pay for. I found myself hitting a plateau and not getting any better, that's when I met Brandon.

I actually met Brandon at an open mic and was super impressed by his ability to play just about anything on command! I later asked him if he was just born that way and he explained there are actually tricks to being able to figure out almost any song be ear. Flash forward a few years and I can happily say that I'm now able to do that too, thanks to Brandon.

If your goal is to become a better guitar player, a better musician, or to be able to play by ear, you have to take lessons with this guy! His approach is very simple yet highly effective. I'd be amazed if someone isn't able to learn how to play by ear using his methods.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
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Rachel S. February 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Brandon has been giving drum lessons to my special needs son, Lucas (8 years old). He has been incredibly patient about building a relationship with Lucas and fabulously effective about teaching him drum skills even though my son is very prone to shut down due to anxiety and stress when learning anything new. Brandon has been awesome for my son! I would highly recommend Brandon to any other parents with special needs children.
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Shanna H. February 23, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I'll have to admit I was skeptical about any kind of online teacher format for learning guitar but after experiencing it with Brandon I think I actually prefer it now. He is an extremely knowledgeable teacher who can get down in the nitty gritty of theory but explains everything in simple and direct terms. He is what I would describe as "chill", doesn't force you to do anything you don't want to, and definitely uses your input to direct his lesson plans. He'll take you in any direction you want to go and will make sure that you're getting what you want out of his lessons! If you're looking to learn guitar in any way, shape, or form, I highly recommend that you work with Brandon.
Francesca V. San Diego, CA

Having studied guitar in Spain with masters of the craft, Francesca has a personal passion for classical and Spanish guitar. The first instrument Francesca seriously studied was the classical guitar, starting at age 5. It is her first language.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast ocean of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage at The House of Blues as she is at Disney Hall. Francesca started teaching music at the early age of 16 with great success. She has honed her skills both in the private studio and in the classroom. Having served as musical faculty the California Music Academy, Cornelia Connelly High School, Pasadena Saturday Music Conservatory, and East Los Angeles College, having led choirs of 70+ high school girls and sung before sold out audiences of thousands of screaming fans, having toured 4 continents singing both classical repertoire and performing ...

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Miguel S. March 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
We've been seeing Francesca for almost three years, she’s helping our son that has ADHD, PDD NOS and OCD diagnosis with singing classes. We love the way Francesca teach our son, more that singing lessons is life coaching, addressing all kinds of struggles that our son encounters; The studio is very professional and she always make time to see our kids. – We love you Francesca ! – Angel, Michelle S and Family.
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Alexis A. February 24, 2015
Artist Development · In studio
Francesca Valle is an absolutely inspiring lady. Just being around her and to listen to what she has to say is a gift. If you have managed to stumble upon her - don't let her go! She is seriously the best teacher out there! Could not have dreamed up a more caring, talented, thoughtful human being - in anything and everything she will teach you, her passion runs deep.
A very special talent! She truly realizes all the art an soul in every form of music, and encourages people to love and to feel and to create. A++ !
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Kevin G. February 24, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Francesca is a perfect mixture of technical ability and musical savy-ness. Using her knowledge and wisdom on the music industry she can help develop anybody who is pursuing music as a career or anybody who is just picking it up as a hobby. She is the real deal and lots of fun!
Edward F. San Diego, CA

Learn proper classical guitar technique and repertoire for any level from beginner to advanced.

About Edward

Edward first became fascinated with the guitar at the age of fifteen. Before long he was putting bands together and looking for gigs. As time went on, his influences grew to include everything from classical to hip-hop to pop, but the one genre that that made the strongest impact was flamenco. His passion led him to Spain where, after subsequent trips, he studied with some of the greatest guitarists in the business including David Serva, Emilio Maya, Paco Cortes and Rafael Santiago “Habichuela”. Between trips Edward studied classical guitar at Grossmont College and San Diego State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in music performance in 2008. Today Edward regularly performs as a soloist and with various ensembles ranging from pop groups to flamenco troupes. His ...

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Melba N. October 23, 2014
Flamenco Guitar · In home
Extraordinary talent, patient, detail-oriented, and great understanding of both flamenco and classic guitar theory and execution. I have known Edward for seven years now, and his guitar technique is exceptional.

I also called Edward when I was choreographing a play at MiraCosta College and needed a guitarist to create the music for the play and perform it live. He is extremely creative, a problem-solver, and team-player. I couldn't ask for a better person to do the job.
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Jeffrey P. October 21, 2014
Flamenco Guitar · In studio
I never picked up a guitar until after age 50, and then for some unknown reason decided I wanted to learn flamenco guitar.

I've been taking lessons with Ed for about 8 months.

Ed is teaching the flamenco basics and techniques, and also makes sure he adds in some easier items so that I can see progress. The lessons are comfortable - Ed has an easy going personality that makes the lessons comfortable and enjoyable.

Very pleased with Ed as my instructor
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Johanna D. October 17, 2014
Flamenco Guitar · In home
If you want to learn how to play flamenco guitar (and how to accompany a flamenco dancer), Edward is your teacher.

If you are a flamenco dancer (and want to learn how to improve your compass), Edward is your teacher.

He will encourage your progress in a facilitative and positive manner.

I recommend him wholeheartedly.

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