Ian Owen Music Instructor

Ian Owen Music Instructor

5.0Exceptional(6 reviews)


I have been teaching at Moze Guitars for 15 years. Each lesson is crafted for the individual student. I don't work out of a "guitar lesson book". I create each lesson based on the students interest and skill level. Enjoyment of the instrument first and formost. I want my students to enjoy playing guitar as much as I do.

I play in a number of local Bands and perform regularly. If students are interested in playing with other musicians I regularly pair them up and have students performing. Playing infront of an audience can really take your playing to the next level.

Teaching guitar is incredibly rewarding. Watching someone make progress and have fun learning their favorite songs is what makes it worth it to me. I enjoy teaching all aspects of the instrument from begenning level students to advanced. I love guitar and I want my students to love it as well!


Hired 2 times
49 years in business
Serves La Mesa , CA

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Square, Zelle

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Recommendations available

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, 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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    Marvin Z.

    My son loves this place. I tried two other guitar instructor elsewhere. Ian Owens, his guitar instructor, figured out how to keep him excited about his guitar playing.
    I highly recommend Mozes Guitar and Ian Owen.
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    January 15, 2019


    Delissa L.

    Ian is an amazing teacher. He is patient, attentive, and a great motivator. Ian is very knowledgeable, and his love for music is infectious. My daughter always looks forward to her lessons with Ian.
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    January 14, 2019



    Ian is such an awesome guitar teacher and one of the nicest guys youll ever meet. He has a knack for making learning fun by letting the kids choose the songs they want to play, and then he figures out a way to weave in some theory and technique based on the students song choice. As a result, both of my kids who take lessons from Ian look forward to seeing him every week, and are now far better guitar players than Ill ever be. Ian rocks!
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    January 12, 2019


    Joshua B.

    Everyone there is super friendly and helpful, and Ian is a great teacher. I definitely wouldnt be where I am today without him.
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    January 12, 2019


    Ed M.

    Ive been taking lessons with Ian for over 3 years now. Ians teaching style has helped me advance my guitar playing to the next level and shown me that sometimes, the only limitations I have to learning a song, or guitar technique are set by myself. Ians laid back approach to teaching guitar includes allowing you as the student to pick the songs you want to learn, while sprinkling the lesson with guitar basics, like practicing the scale the song is in, as well as some music theory to help you as a student not just learn a song, but learn the parts that make up the song and teach you to take those parts and apply them to your own songs, solos, etc... Ians approach to teaching guitar makes it so he doesnt have to nag you to practice, because youre playing and learning what you want to learn at your own pace.
    Ian is a very accomplished musician, and can play any style you throw at him.
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    January 11, 2019


    Monica H.

    Not only is everyone very knowledgeable with equipment, repairs and music; they are are very friendly and fun.
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    January 11, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I like to get students reading tabliture and playing songs as soon as possible.  I usually walk them through a really easy first song both reading and playing along with the track.  Usually starting with something easy like "Knockin' On Heavens Door" .  Once we get a song or two under our belt I let the students start picking the songs so long as they are reasonable choices. 

    I started taking lessons from a very young age and have toured and played in live bands for the past 15 years.  I went to school for both classical and jazz guitar and studied music theory as well.  For the past Two years i have been working for a small San Diego based record label called The Redwoods playing for their artists live and on recordings.  Artists include: Birdy Bardot, The Midnight Pine, Dani Bell and the Tarantist, Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, Cardinal Moon, The Heavy Guilt, and Louise Walker.

    Lessons are $30 for the half-hour.  Usually lessons are booked in blocks of four so you have one half-hour lesson a week each month. Payment is made at the begining of every month. 

    I started teaching by volunteering at middle school guitar clubs while I was in high school and it progressed from there. I taught out of my house for the first couple of years until i found my home at Moze Guitars teaching and working alongside some of the best musicians and techs in San Diego.

    I work with every type of student, from beginers to advanced and people looking to learn a wide range of styles. 

    The most important thing when choosing an instructor is that you connect with them and understand their teaching style. Playing guitar should be fun and something you look forward to practicng,  lessons should be the same way.

    Ask the teacher to talk about their teaching style and what types of music they teach.  Try to have an idea of what type of music you like and would like to learn to play.  Set goals for yourself. 

    Services offered

    Music Theory