Anthony Cortez Guitar Lessons

Anthony Cortez Guitar Lessons

4.9Exceptional(13 reviews)


Students will get lesson designed to meet their desired goals. Everything they need will be given to them to go home and practice. The only thing they will need to bring is their guitar. I am also offering online video lessons through the app Zoom.

Seeing the excited look on a students face as they improve and reach their goals is the best feeing in the world!


Hired 13 times
Serves La Mirada , CA


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Folk, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, 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, 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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    George L.

    Anthony has a very personable demeanor and is very invested in you learning the guitar. His lessons are very informative and he’s always open to taking it in the direction of your choosing. He also leaves you practice material so that youre always engaged. If you put in the work you can truly improve your playing with Anthony’s guidance. I could not be more pleased with his professionalism and candor and recommend him to all players regardless of their skill level.
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    April 15, 2023
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    Tony L.

    Really patient and knows how to work on improving your skill no matter what level you are.
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    April 13, 2023
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    Jeff E.

    He is easy to talk to. Hes friendly and pleasant. Hes been teaching for a while, so he has a lot of experience and a well tested curriculum.
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    May 14, 2021
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    Anthony V.

    September 08, 2019
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    Eliana O.

    Anthony is an amazing instructor! Ive been taking lessons with him for the last six months and I dont plan on stopping any time soon. Hes a very relaxed teacher, so I feel like Im learning a lot, but Im not stressed if I dont pick something up right away. He asks for songs that I want to play so that I can learn music that Im excited about. Very patient and flexible with my student schedule, I would absolutely recommend him to a friend, or anyone, looking to take guitar lessons.
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    August 10, 2019


    lisa C.

    August 04, 2019
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    Frequently asked questions

    I ask them what style of music they are interested in. I review the parts of the guitar, how to hold a pick, read a chord chart, music terminology. I give them a practice schedule With specific areas and a time table for each area.

    I have studied with Horace Hackett who played with The Jimmy Dorsey band, Red Nichols, Ted Fio Rico. He was a CBS studio musician. He taught many styles of guitar, including chord melody.

    I studied with Rusty Anderson, who is Paul McCartney guitar player. Topics we covered included scales, improvisation, chord substitution, to name a few.

    My rates are $25.00 for a 30 minute lesson and $50.00 for a 60 minute lesson.

    I started in 1984 at a music store in Placentia called Instant Guitar. I was the only electric and bass instructor at this store.

    I work with beginners through advanced students. My students range in age from 10 to 60 years.

    One of my current adult students just recently succeeded in being able to execute a Bachman Turner Overdrive song. This is his favorite bands of all time. It was such a great feeling watching him play the song with confidence and great execution!

    Always ask questions to make sure your comfortable with your understanding of what it is your practicing. If you are feeling like you don’t quite get what’s being explained, tell that individual to slow down and take it one step at a time.

    What excites me about guitar? What do I want to be able to do? Is it your goal to play a particular song, or to be able to jam with friends, play in a band? Is there a particular style of guitar you like? These are a good point of reference you can ask your teacher.

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