Los Angeles Guitar Academy offers a comprehensive musical education program for students of all ages and technical levels throughout the Los Angeles area. We cater to residents of Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Culver City, Downtown L.A., Glendale, La Canada, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and other neighboring communities, providing top-notch guitar instruction.
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Many have contributed to our teaching philosophy. We’ve blended that from traditional and modern masters, virtuosos and our Faculty’s very own wealth of experience. Masters like Fernando Sor, Francisco Tarrega, Dionisio Aguado, and Andres Segovia inspired us. The modern masters including David Russell, John Williams, Julian Bream, Pepe Romero, James Smith, and Scott Tennant have emboldened us. Flamenco guitar virtuosos such as Paco de Lucia, Paco Pena, and Pepe Habicuela have also influenced us. They have provided the foundation to our program. We proudly provide both classical guitar and Flamenco guitar lessons as well as a wide variety of supplementary classes (see our curriculum page for the full syllabus). **NEW** We now offer Brazilian guitar lessons as well.
While our Faculty Members have studied directly with such modern masters, our guitar teachers are – in their own right – accomplished concert guitarists who combine their performance experience with a profound gift for teaching. They guide our students to reach their untapped potential and help each student create his or her own unique playing style through one-on-one private guitar instruction. Our instructors have forty years of combined experience and each faculty member has a minimum of ten years of personal teaching experience. We have studios in Pasadena, Hollywood, Van Nuys, and Downtown Los Angeles for your convenience.
Guitar lessons in Los Angeles for all levels from beginner to advanced
We offer guitar lessons in Los Angeles for all levels of students with various musical backgrounds.
Advanced/Professional Level Guitarists:
Fine-tune your technical skills and take your artistry to a whole new level as you prepare for competitions, auditions, recital tours, and recording sessions.
Guitar lessons at the Los Angeles Guitar Academy prepare advanced guitar students for rigorous admission standards and auditions required by highly-competitive music schools and conservatories, including University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Manhattan Conservatory of Music, Pepperdine University, University of California Riverside, and Northwestern University. Former LAGA students have successfully pursued both master’s and bachelor’s degree programs, as well as graduate diploma and performance certificate programs.
The classical guitar lessons and Flamenco guitar lessons at LAGA prepare students well for the high-stakes atmosphere of national and international guitar competitions and festivals. Other advanced students have received music internships as a result of their training at the Los Angeles Guitar Academy.
Professional musicians, whether recording artists, stage artists, ensemble musicians, composers and arrangers, have all benefited from our unique approach to guitar lessons, which incorporate aural-kinesthetic concepts and disciplines such as the Alexander Technique. Discover the advantage that taking guitar lessons from Los Angeles Guitar Academy can give you in the highly competitive Los Angeles music scene!
Intermediate Level Guitarists:
Our intermediate-level classes and lessons will transform your musicianship, propelling you to even higher levels of artistry. For those of you who have future professional goals, your guitar lessons will teach you how to arrange your own music, which will enrich your repertoire and will provide you valuable experience in music theory and composition.
Professional guitar lessons will help you achieve the technical ability to perform music in your favorite styles, while building confidence and enjoyment. Our unique teaching system will make the first stages of learning the instrument fun and easy. Our guitar teachers combine traditional classical guitar methods with Flamenco and Latin forms to help you learn a solid technique. Building your technique, in turn, will make playing your guitar infinitely more enjoyable. Guitar lessons will cease being a chore, and become something you eagerly anticipate!
Learn to play the guitar as a relaxing hobby. Once you have a basic technical foundation, you will create your own curriculum with your teacher’s guidance. At Los Angeles Guitar Academy, you can have a fully personalized repertoire consisting of only the pieces and styles that you want to play.