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Guitar Instruction by Terrence Farrell

Guitar Instructor Terrence Farrell demonstrating finger picking techniqueWorld renowned guitarist Terrence Farrell is accepting students for all levels of guitar instruction in the Monterey Bay area, Salinas, Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Bay area. Farrell brings with him a lifetime of achievements as a concert guitarist, recording artist and teacher. He has performed around the world and has taught the guitar on three continents. It is this wealth of experience playing (in every venue imaginable) and teaching (private, public and master classes) that he brings to students of all ages whether they're as young as 6 or as young at heart as 76.

Terrence is great at tailoring lessons to each student's needs, desires and technical abilities, keeping a mind's eye to creating sound musical knowledge for a lifetime, all the while learning the guitar is a joy!

"Thank you so much for visiting our school on Monday. Once again you entertained and educated masterfully. The students really enjoyed the assembly and several of them have asked me about you: I think you piqued their interest in guitar."
-Chartwell School

Terrence has given Master Classes at major universities in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is an Associate Member of the Royal Schools of Music, teaches at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and enjoys a Lifetime teaching credential from the California Community Colleges.

He has performed in every U.S. state save two and on every continent except one.

Several of his students have gone on to become professional musicians, but his main thrust is to teach his students the skills needed for them to enjoy playing the guitar.

Terrence Farrell teaching  school children about the guitar

Types of Guitar Lessons

  • Classical Guitar
  • Flamenco Guitar (Learn more about Flamenco Guitar Instruction)
  • Fingerstyle Guitar
  • Preparation for college, competition and Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams and assessments

Guitar Instructor Terrence Farrell demonstrating finger picking techniqueLevels of Guitar Instruction

  • Beginning
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Competitive

Ages of Guitar Students

  • All

Guitar Lesson Duration and Schedule

  • 1/2 hour - weekly
  • 3/4 hour - weekly or bimonthly
  • 1 hour - weekly or bimonthly
  • Tutoring and exam preparation (ABRSM and college preparatory) as needed

Personalization for Individual Guitar Students

  • Lessons are crafted on the individual needs and aspirations of the student whether it be just for fun or for more ambitious goals. Care is given to provide a well-rounded introduction to the guitar.

Guitar Technique Taught

  • Lessons are taught with the basic right hand technique of the classical guitar (finger picking). That technique can then be applied to classical, flamenco, folk, blues, fingerstyle jazz, popular or whatever style of guitar music interests the student.

Locations for Guitar Instruction

  • Monterey
  • At your home or office in Monterey County or Santa Cruz County
  • Other location to be arranged

Available Days for Guitar Lessons

  • Monday through Thursday


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