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    I am looking for a jazz guitar instructor in the San Diego area. Any suggestions? I am an intermediate player with fair fretboard and music theory knowledge but a beginner in jazz guitar. I have a day job and a family...not looking for a teacher who only takes students with pro aspirations. I'm just a guy who loves music and is serious about getting better. Thanks in advance!

    PJ

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    some names...

    Bob Boss gives lessons. He's playing at Dizzy's on the 26th, go hear him play and talk to him after the show.
    Bob Boss

    Hank Easton - A good player, not sure if he gives lessons, it would be worth dropping him a note. Regardless, you should go hear him play.
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    Peter Sprague - An excellent player, I've heard people taking lessons with him, I think he's pretty selective with the students he takes. Go hear him play if you get a chance.
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    Mundell Lowe, I don't think he gives lessons, but you should go hear him play. He's a national treasure of the jazz guitar world. 89 years old a still plays great.

    Jamie Valle, He used to teach in San Diego, he did move to Mexico, but he spends part of his time in San Diego. It's worth contacting him and it's worth going and hearing him play.
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    this is excellent!

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    Just wondering...perhaps this thread is misplaced?

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    Try Evan Marks. He's in Del Mar, right off the 5 near the coast.
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    Thank you! Pretty close actually...I'll look him up.

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    Bob Boss
    Dan Papallia

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    I had only basic knowledge of Jazz Guitar, wanna continue learning. Soon I'll contact you.

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    I am also looking somebody in San Diego.
    I have seen Peter Sprague play a number of times and he is phenomenal but I don't think he teaches and if he did I don't need somebody that high level right now.

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    Heard from Dan Papallia and he is teaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnbrown View Post
    Heard from Dan Papallia and he is teaching.
    JN, have you found someone yet, if so would be interested to hear what you think...also in SD, looking to get more serious about finally learning how to play some jazz guitar v. random noodling that doesn't seem to get me anywhere...

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    Hey SunDeep if your interested in Skype lessons, I was in Auckland over the last year. Worked with an English dude named Dylan Kay.
    Guitar lessons in Auckland

    Dylan studied in Boston with David Tronzo, Mick Goodrick, he's into Wes, Miles and also uses the OS formula ala Krantz. Has a great approach, gets you understanding changes quickly. He's organized, detailed and has never been a flake. My playing has catapulted in the last year.
    He records the session, sends PDF's, backing tracks, Mp3 etc. And the exchange rate is cost effective. US $ to NZ $..

    Cheers...

    JJ

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    Hey There,

    My name is Tim Quinn, and I have been a guitar teacher in San Diego for 28 years. I specialize in teaching jazz improvisation, comping, and chord melody. Here are my credentials:

    -28 years teaching experience
    -Author of four instructional books, Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
    -Extensive performance experience; over 2900 professional gigs played, in all styles
    -B.M. degree in Jazz Guitar, University of North Texas (1987)
    -Berklee College of Music in Boston, one year study
    -University of Denver-Lamont School of Music, one year study
    -Postgraduate music studies at SDSU, master's Jazz Studies program

    My jazz guitar heroes are Barney Kessel, Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, and Johnny Smith, to name a few.

    my website is Quinnguitar.com

    Best regards,

    Tim Quinn

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    Hi All,

    Just giving an update...

    I play and teach multiple guitar styles. Jazz is one of my areas of specialty. With my jazz guitar students, I focus on chord-scale theory, comping, improvisation, repertoire (learning the standards), complete understanding of the fretboard, complete understanding of chord voicings on the guitar, complete understanding of using scales, modes, and arpeggios. Understanding these things is where we start. Applying these technical aspects to jazz tunes is the goal.

    With improvisation, you mainly need all the modes of the major scale, as well as the modes of harmonic minor and melodic minor. Also, diminished scale and whole tone scale. These are the primary scales used for jazz improv. With chord voicings, we focus on Drop 2 and Drop 3 voicings (mainly), as these are the most useful.

    As much as possible, we apply all of the technical studies to songs. In studying jazz, its easy to get stuck in learning technique and scales/chord voicings. As much as possible, I always try to incorporate your technical work into the process of learning tunes.

    It also helps if you learn to read music. Its not required, but when you are at a jam session and someone calls a tune you don't know, you will garner a lot more respect if you can read the melody and chord changes in the fake book chart. Personally, I think reading should be a part of your jazz studies, but I do not require my students to work on reading.

    I offer an unparalled level of teaching jazz. You cannot find a better teacher of jazz guitar anywhere else in San Diego, bar none. A big part of that is because of my extensive experience as a performer, teacher, and eternal student of jazz. The other big part is my unique committment to the craft of teaching guitar, and my extraordinary gifts as a teacher. This is my calling. I have developed highly detailed methods of teaching jazz. I can approach any teaching subject from numerous angles. Its not just one canned approach. There are many ways to learn almost any given subject.

    Tim Quinn
    Guitar Teaching Specialist
    San Diego's Finest Guitar Lessons

    Home | Quinn Guitar | Finest Guitar Lessons in San Diego

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    Quote Originally Posted by questor View Post
    Hi All,

    Just giving an update...

    I play and teach multiple guitar styles. Jazz is one of my areas of specialty. With my jazz guitar students, I focus on chord-scale theory, comping, improvisation, repertoire (learning the standards), complete understanding of the fretboard, complete understanding of chord voicings on the guitar, complete understanding of using scales, modes, and arpeggios. Understanding these things is where we start. Applying these technical aspects to jazz tunes is the goal.

    With improvisation, you mainly need all the modes of the major scale, as well as the modes of harmonic minor and melodic minor. Also, diminished scale and whole tone scale. These are the primary scales used for jazz improv. With chord voicings, we focus on Drop 2 and Drop 3 voicings (mainly), as these are the most useful.

    As much as possible, we apply all of the technical studies to songs. In studying jazz, its easy to get stuck in learning technique and scales/chord voicings. As much as possible, I always try to incorporate your technical work into the process of learning tunes.

    It also helps if you learn to read music. Its not required, but when you are at a jam session and someone calls a tune you don't know, you will garner a lot more respect if you can read the melody and chord changes in the fake book chart. Personally, I think reading should be a part of your jazz studies, but I do not require my students to work on reading.

    I offer an unparalled level of teaching jazz. You cannot find a better teacher of jazz guitar anywhere else in San Diego, bar none. A big part of that is because of my extensive experience as a performer, teacher, and eternal student of jazz. The other big part is my unique committment to the craft of teaching guitar, and my extraordinary gifts as a teacher. This is my calling. I have developed highly detailed methods of teaching jazz. I can approach any teaching subject from numerous angles. Its not just one canned approach. There are many ways to learn almost any given subject.

    Tim Quinn
    Guitar Teaching Specialist
    San Diego's Finest Guitar Lessons

    Home | Quinn Guitar | Finest Guitar Lessons in San Diego
    Big thumbs up for Tim Quinn as an instructor. He is extremely organized and professional, great at giving you just what you need/want.
    B+
    Frank (aka fep)