John E. Pappas is a professional guitarist and music instructor in Carlsbad, CA. With over 20 years of stage and studio experience, and over 14 years teaching, John has a wealth of knowledge and ability to share with his students.
Rock Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Reggae Guitar
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Electric Bass
My influences are:
John lists among his top inspirations Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and David Gilmour.
The number of years I've given guitar lessons:
My guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studio
Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours:
Monday thru Thursday
My cancellation/booking policy:
Same day cancellations and no-shows cannot be rescheduled.
Rates start at $25/lesson for 1/2 hour lessons.
Which methods of payment are accepted?
Cash, Checks, Paypal
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection
Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
John's introductory lessons focus on assessing the student's current ability level, discussing musical interests, and laying the foundation for a common musical vocabulary.
A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
John's lessons focus on giving his students the tools they need to play the music they want to play. Equal time is devoted to learning songs and working on practical exercises to develop the skills needed to play a given style.
The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
“I took lessons from Raymond for a number of years while I lived in Gainesville. He is by far the best guitar teacher I have ever had. He knows the instrument well, he knows music and music theory, and he teaches proven methods (Sagreras, Pujol, Carcassi, Aguado, Brouwer). Raymond is an excellent musician and can teach any level or style. So many gu...”