Classical And Acoustic Guitar Lessons Orange County

Classical And Acoustic Guitar Lessons Orange County

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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 :)


Hired 11 times
1 employee
21 years in business
Serves Lake Forest , CA
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Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle


Musical styles

Country, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Anna C.

    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! Hes very knowledgeable and passionate about music and often goes out of his way to find music that will engage each of my children. Were very happy with him as a teacher!
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    October 23, 2020
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    J M.

    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.
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    October 14, 2020


    Agnes Y.

    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 beginners books too. My brother really enjoyed taking his classes and became more interested in guitar and music as well.
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    October 04, 2020
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    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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    February 11, 2020
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    Ive been working with Timur for a little over a year now. He is exactly the instructor I was looking for. He is classically trained and does a great job of helping me to learn the same concepts. He is patiently helping me to unlearn all the bad habits Ive picked up from trying to teach myself the guitar for years. The exercises hes given me have made a big difference in my playing. A lot of limitations I was running into on my own are no longer blocking me. I highly recommend him to anyone at any stage of learning to play a guitar.
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    April 30, 2017

    Frequently asked questions

    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.

    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'

    Compare our professional skills and experience rather than prices

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