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Learn to Play Guitar
Guitar lessons start with the basics: learning each and every student’s goals and aspirations. Who do you listen to? What are your favorite bands? What gets you amped about guitar? What made you want to play? Where do you want your musical journey to take you? Once we understand the student’s goals and passion points, our expert guitar teachers create a customized curriculum that has them looking forward to every lesson.
A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action
The SoundLife approach is to build on a student’s excitement. From the very first lesson, guitar students will be playing their instrument, quickly learning to read tablature and understand chord diagrams. Our primary goal is to sky-rocket engagement by showing students how to use what they learn in their lessons to navigate and interpret the wealth of musical information all around them every day. From social media to websites, apps, and YouTube, learning opportunities are everywhere. We empower and guide students as they problem solve, and we help accelerate their progress by giving them real-world applications for what they learn.
We’re a performance-driven school. We use songs, techniques, and projects to set personal goals with each student. This may lead to reading notation, understanding complex music theory, learning to improvise over jazz standards, finger tapping, or sweep picking. We meet students where they are and help them get where they want to be. We connect with what they love in order to teach them how to find and confidently express their creative voice.
Whether you're a beginner or an accomplished player, we have a teacher for you!
We’ve worked with every level of student. Maybe you’ve been playing guitar for years and want to kick it up a notch, or maybe this is the first time you’ve ever held one. Either way, we’ve got you! Our teachers have played stages around the world, and have experience, excitement, and skills to share.
Meet Our Featured Teachers
Guitar / Bass / Drum / Piano Teacher, Band Coach
Chris is an accomplished session and recording guitarist, instructor, and co-founder of SoundLife Music Academy with over ten years experience touring the world behind major pop artists such as Air Supply, Leona Lewis, and JoJo. Chris has been featured as a guitarist on Nickelodeon, AXS-TV, and in commercials for Monster Power. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Chris is extremely passionate about the transformative power of music and performance. He brings an overwhelming positivity and energy to each lesson or coaching session, and his knack for instilling self-confidence quickly has made him an in-demand teacher for the past ten years.
Guitar / Voice / Bass / Drum / Songwriting / Recording Teacher, Band Coach
Mark is an accomplished guitarist, recording artist, and film composer. He’s written, produced, and recorded numerous albums and singles of his own as well as for multiple other artists, and has scored music for several award-winning commercials and films. In 2015, he was the touring guitarist for teen pop sensation Taylor Grey. His easy demeanor and love for teaching makes him a great instructor for beginners, singer-songwriters, budding producers, and even advanced rockers.
Guitar / Bass Teacher, Band Coach
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Cuni is an inspiring musician inside and out. He’s a dedicated technician on both the guitar and bass and the perfect instructor for advanced students looking to take their playing to the next level. Cuni has worked with artists such as Latina superstar Amanda Miguel and her powerhouse daughter Ana Victoria, singer-songwriter Rivvrs, and funk legend Andre Cymone.
Guitar / Bass Teacher
Hunter has over seventeen years experience playing and performing on both guitar and bass, and is the founder of Van Houten Guitars. Growing up in Birmingham, AL, he was heavily influenced by the blues and classic rock. He then made his way to Nashville, TN, where he studied audio engineering and music production. With his experience as both a performer and a producer, Hunter is a knowledgeable teacher for students who are interested in both worlds.
Electric and Upright Bass / Guitar Teacher, Band Coach
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Blake is a well-established upright and electric session bassist. He works with some of the top artists in the city, including Ray Brown, TJ Wilkins, Wild Awake, and many more. Blake is a thoroughly dedicated teacher with a passion for educating and inspiring budding musicians. He especially enjoys diving in and helping advanced students bring their game to the next level.