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   We are very proud of our teaching staff and our facilities. We offer private one-on-one lessons in air conditioned, studios. We have a comfortable waiting area for parents and others. The cost for lessons is $35.00 per week. You receive a half hour private lesson tailored to your needs and desires. From "Fun Approach" to dedicated study, we attempt to fulfill your needs. Each member of our teaching staff can help beginning to advanced players understand and master a variety of guitar styles.

Our Teaching Staff

John Heussenstamm

   With over 40 years of professional experience, John has developed a formidable technical prowess on the guitar. He specializes in jazz, blues, modern fusion, rock, and country. John teaches players of all ages and skill levels, inspiring and motivating his students to exceed their expectations and reach their potential. John’s most recent tour finished in Australia and we feel very fortunate to have him back teaching again. John is a published author of books & videos for Hal Leonard Publications.


Peter Dobson

 Peter is a prolific composer, recording artist, and record producer. An Oxford graduate and BBC composer, he began his recording career at Abbey Road for George Martin’s AIR label. His touring and recording bio includes such artists as The Crusaders, The Soul Train Band, The Wailers, The International Reggae Allstars, and Taj Majal’s Phantom Blues Band. Peter’s students keep his ear open to the ever evolving diversity of musical styles. In return he respects the goal each student sets, be it professional, academic, recreational.


Ed Krajec

   Ed is our resident rock guitarist. He possesses the unique ability to inspire players of all ages —especially young beginners — and get them having fun immediately! Ed’s song catalog is vast and he is able to teach students the music that is important to them. Ed currently plays solo acoustic guitar at local art shows as well as many gigs with different bands around Southern California. His favorite saying is “remember to have fun while you learn!”


Greg Colman

 Greg will always be missed. Greg passed away September 16th, 2005 following a valiant battle with cancer. He stretched a “3-month prognosis” into two years. Beside being an accomplished mountain climber and wilderness hiker, Greg taught classical and flamenco guitar for over 40 years. He studied with Pepe Romero, Fredrick Noad and Joe Pass. Greg has 3 recently published books of fingerstyle arrangements put out by Warner Brothers. The books’ titles are "Movie Themes", "Great Standards", and "The Official Star Wars Song Book". On April 11th 2006, Greg was posthumously awarded his hard-earned Master’s Degree in Music from the University of California.


Lessons are given Monday through Saturday, late morning to early evening. Instructors require 24 hour notice to avoid charging for canceled or missed appointments. Please make lesson payments directly to the instructors. Monthly payments are appreciated and encouraged. Metered parking is available on the highway and side streets. Yes we have quarters for the meters. Infact, we will give you FIVE quarters for one dollar! Please do not park in the lighting store lot or the motel lot.

We have a waiting room for parents and others (yes free WIFI) or please take advantage of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world... Less then a block away!