Guitar Teachers in Miami

This is a growing list of Miami-area guitar teachers and guitar lessons. If you teach classical guitar or jazz guitar in the Miami or south Florida area send your contact information to and be added to this directory.

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Classical Guitar Teachers

Carlos Molina
On the faculty of Miami Dade College. Started the guitar program at FIU among other accomplishments. Also the Miami International Guitar Competition and Miami Classical Guitar Society
Rafael Padron
On the faculty of the University of Miami and the Miami Conservatory of Music.
Federico Bonacossa
Classical guitarist based in Miami, Florida. He is currently teaching at the University of Miami where he is also pursuing his doctorate in Guitar Performance. Teaches private classical guitar lessons.
Jesse Hale
"New guitarist/composer in coral gables area. I am currently a doctoral student at UM and have been teaching music for 10 years in Elementary as well as high school and college settings. I am comfortable teaching with all age groups."
Paul Brelin
Paul Brelin, born Paul Brelinsky, has had an extensive and interesting career. Composing and publishing under his birth name he is a published author of instructional music books, and also has been the Director of Guitar Publications for Columbia Pictures Music Print division, a staff music arranger for Charles Hansen Publications, and strings editor for Maestro Magazine. He is also co-founder of the Brelin/Carey Big Band, a band that has appeared on A&E TV and performed with Diahann Carroll, Vic Damone, Tony Bennett among others.
Francisco Burgos
Classical guitar lessons, sound clips, bio, and more.
Ryoji Yamaguchi
Guitarist Ryoji Yamaguchi is active as a performer, instructor, arranger and composer in fields such as Classical, Pop/Rock, Ethnic, and others. Yamaguchi has recently completed master of music degree in Classical Guitar from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. As an instructor, Ryoji Yamaguchi is able to teach in variety of styles such as Classical, Pop/Rock, basic Jazz, to theory and composition. Home lessons are $50/hour, and studio lessons are $40/hour.
Paul Martin
Raised in New York, PAUL MARTIN began playing the guitar at age twelve. His formal studies began with Jerry Willard while in High School. Afterward he attended the Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to further his studies in classical guitar.

Jazz Guitar Teachers

Tom Lippincott
Accepting intermediate to advanced students, teenage and up.
Richie Zellon
Columnist for "Jazz Improv" Magazine since 1999 who has taught jazz guitar at various major universities including FIU and USF.

Other Classical and Jazz Miami Guitarists

I don't know if the following guitarists teach general lessons, but I have included them for completeness. If you know of other local classical and jazz guitar figures please let me know so that I can add them to this page.

Classical guitarist from Quito-Ecuador based in Miami area offers
guitar lesson.
♦ Individual or Group Lessons
♦ Systematic approach to learning the guitar
♦ Patient teacher style designed to encourage students
♦ All levels