Guitar Lessons Orange County

Guitar Lessons Orange County

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About this pro

My name is Timur Duel, I am a classically trained guitarist and teacher with 20 years of experience teaching music. I attended children's music school in former Soviet Union and later continued my studies at Tel Aviv Music Academy in Israel for B.Mus I have been living and teaching in Orange County, California since 2003. You can listen to my music samples and read more about my lessons by visiting my website Please also watch these videos of my students performing at various occasions: . I prepare my students of school age for music examinations twice a year, they also have a chance to perform in recitals 1-2 times a year. Approximately half of my students are adults-working professionals and seniors, it's never too late,by the way. Our lessons would also include music theory (optional though), so you will have better understanding of music that you play, we'll learn chords, of course, I always encourage my students to compose and improvise, it develops your creativity.

I enjoy interacting with new people of various backgrounds and help them to learn guitar. Being in a music environment daily is not a bad thing either :)

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Irvine, CA 92612
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5 Reviews


  • Anna Capati

    Timur teaches my 12 year-old daughter, as well as my 9 and 7 year-old sons. He is able to accommodate all three of their learning styles and skill level with ease. Timur has been very encouraging and patient with them, and they are all developing a love for classical guitar - a sign of a great teacher! He's very knowledgeable and passionate about music and often goes out of his way to find music that will engage each of my children. We're very happy with him as a teacher!

  • J Mounteer

    When I was younger, I studied with some of the most prominent classical guitar teachers in the Los Angeles area. After a long hiatus from music, I resumed studying classical guitar with Timur and indeed have done so for some years now. I have definitely improved with Timur! In what way? He made me more aware of musicality, voices and rhythm. He teaches in a classical way and does not rely upon gimmicks that many less experienced, and probably less able, instructors sometimes favor. His vast knowledge of music in general enriches every session I have with him. In my opinion, he has much to offer the beginning, intermediate and advanced guitar student."

  • Agnes Yu

    Mr. Timur Duel was definitely an excellent guitar tutor. He was very patient with my brother and he taught well. He took time and picked guitar for us, and recommended useful beginner's books too. My brother really enjoyed taking his classes and became more interested in guitar and music as well.

  • Mandy R

    I found Timur D. , Guitar instructor from this site. Timur is a great guitar teacher!! My ten year old son loves him. Timur is patient, knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and an amazing and passionate guitar player/teacher. I would recommend him to anybody interested in learning guitar.

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How did you get started teaching?

First, I was a substitute for my teacher at music school in my hometown in former USSR.

Later I found my own students and was teaching them through community centers.

Later when I lived in Israel and studied for my music degree, I taught privately, was a substitute for my professor and also taught at local music school as well as elementaty school.

What types of students have you worked with?

I teach children and adults. My youngest was 6 yo and I teach all school ages as well as college students.

Another group of my students is working adults, I had experience with various professionals including executives and a famous neurologist.

I also teach seniors, it might require an extra patience sometimes, but they don't have school or work to distract them , so that's a 'plus'

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