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John Chen

Instrument(s): Guitar, Bass, DIY studio recording
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin
Rate: $25, 1/2 Hour - $50, Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Call

John Chen teaching 9 year old Jacky Zhang the guitar as seen here (click); 9 year old Jacky can also demonstrate Shaolin "drunken master" Kung Fu! (click here)



Rene Gonzales

Instrument(s): Guitar, Bass
Languages Spoken: English
Rate: $25, 1/2 Hour - $45, Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Saturday, Call

Rene Gonzales has been playing guitar since 1988. Born in LA and raised in the Monterey Park area, he is the son of a professional musician. Rene was very active in music programs during high school, including concert band, marching band, and jazz band; his musical tastes and knowledge expanded beyond rock music to include classical, blues, jazz, funk, and Latin. Rene considered various music institutions of advanced musical studies before deciding on G.I.T. at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA; maintaining a 3.8 GPA throughout his time at G.I.T. from 1997-2000. Instead of going full-time as a performance and session music artist after graduating, Rene fueled another passion in the art of the guitar by enrolling at G.I.T.'s new Guitar Craft Academy, becoming quite the young master in the craft of designing and building precision custom guitars.

After graduating from GCA in 2001, he was hired by ESP Guitars as a quality control specialist, and soon advancing to the position of chief custom guitar tech for the world renown guitar manufacturer, and became the go-to guy for repairing and modifying the guitars for some of the top players in the music industry. Rene helped the Japan-based ESP company establish its first USA-based manufacturing facility of high-end electric guitars for the first time in its 40 year history in 2013, and although he made an unexpected career change after becoming a full-time husband and father, Rene continues to teach, play, and do guitar repairs/mods in Alhambra, CA, where he resides with his wife and son.

Christian Pieratt

Instrument(s): Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Vocals, Music Theory
Languages Spoken: English
Rate: $25, 1/2 Hour - $45, Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Call

Chris Pieratt is a classically trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. he teaches guitar, voice, ukulele, electric bass, and music theory. As a guitarist, Christian has performed and taught various styles of classical, rock, pop, jazz, and improvisation. He teaches various styles of vocal music: opera, musical theater, choral, pop, jazz, and rock.

Christian has his Associates of Arts from Pasadena City College in Music with an emphasis on classical guitar and vocal performance. In addition to his performance abilities he teaches sight-reading, music theory, and counterpoint.

You may contact us to schedule a student audition and interview with Mr. Pieratt.

John Northup

Instrument(s): Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Bass
Languages Spoken: English
Rate: $25, 1/2 Hour - $50, Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Call



Mike Guerrero

Instrument(s): Guitar
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Rate: $25, 1/2 Hour - $50, Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Thursday, Friday, Sunday