Lesson Times:

Between 9:00 and 5:30 

Monday through Friday


$25 for half hour

$50 for full hour

FREE introductory lesson!

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A guitar  teacher's teaching experience is important. And finding a teacher who loves to teach will contribute significantly to your level of enjoyment as you learn.  It will also increase the rate at which you progress.

Ellen has developed her program through many years of experience doing exactly what she loves to do - teaching.

This program is progressive and well-organized, with enough flexibility that the individual strengths and challenges, tastes and specific goals of each student can be taken into account as they learn the technique required to become a well-rounded independent musician.

Ellen makes the process of learning to read music feel completely natural and enjoyable.

Each year, a studio recital provides students with a performance opportunity. Recital participation is optional.  Adults and the school-aged students perform in separate recitals.

Ellen's Experience and Background:

  • B.A. degree in Music from Mills College
  • M.A. degree in Music Theory from UCSB
  • Teaching individual lessons in guitar and music theory since 1981
  • Teaching all ages (4 through 94)
  • Teaching all levels (beginner through advanced)
  • Taught undergraduate classes in music fundamentals, advanced music theory and composition for three years
  • Taught in-school guitar classes (3rd grade through 12th grade) for seven years
  • Conducted children's choir
  • Conducted adult guitar ensemble