5.0 (3)
Best of 2022
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

David Paul Torres is a concert guitarist born in Los Angeles, California. Has A Bachelor or Arts Degree in Music. His love for both the aggressive sounds of amplified guitar and the natural elegance of classical guitar has helped refine his approach to playing, performing and writing music.

His performances have ranged from the intimate crowds of the Whisky-a-go-go, to larger audiences of Rockstar Mayhem Festival, where he and his band Ophiuchus played to a crowd of over ten thousand fans. Classically, he has performed in masterclasses for guitarists Pepe Romero, Celin Romero and Ana Vidovic, and was one of the opening performers for Ana Vidovic’s concert in Los Angeles concert (2017)  and Pepe and Celino Romero at the Warner Grand Theater 2018

Instagram: Davidpaulguitar 

My greatest pleasure is to give back what I have learned to others. It has taken me a long time to acquire the knowledge and skill that I possess. I have been blessed that I have been taught by some master teachers and that I can pass along information that can cut down the time, frustration and confusion of learning the guitar and repretoire. It brings me great joy to see my students learn to express their emotions through the guitar. I feel personally invested in each student that I teach and care about them realizing their musical endeavors.

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San Fernando, CA 91345
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3 Reviews


  • Ashley Kohan

    David is by far the best guitar teacher I have ever had (and just an all around awesome guy)! I picked up the guitar after almost a decade of not playing and he helped me refresh on the basics and took my playing to the next level. While other teachers had me playing music that didn’t excite me, David would always make sure to ask me what I want to play and bring me something I would be excited about. He continues to challenge me every lesson without making me feel discouraged. Look forward to my lessons every week!

  • Mike Licea

    He's a really great teacher very patient and kind. One of my favorite things is that he understands that everybody doesn't learn same and takes the time to find the best way to teach you. Two thumbs way up.

  • Shaun M. Smith

    He has shown me guitar in a way i never thought possible.. legendary!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Find out what inspires them and what their goals are and create a tailored program that suits their needs.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor or Arts Degree in Music. I’ve studied classical guitar with Pepe Romero and have performed several classical guitar concerts and events. I’m also an accomplished electric guitarist having won the battle of the band and have also played at several big venues. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$60 an hour

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching from being encouraged by my private teachers to do so.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with students that study classical guitar and electric guitar under me. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced. The youngest student I teach is 11 and the oldest is 70 years old.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Opening up for Pepe and Celino Romero at the Warner Grand Theater in February 2018.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

What kind of music inspires you to want to learn and what are the goals you’d like to accomplish?

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is it they want to learn and how can that teacher help them accomplish their goals.