The Tinturin Music Studio

The Tinturin Music Studio

5.0 (7)
1 hire on Lessons.com
3 employees
26 years in business

About this pro

Trained by top international artists, and having international performing experience myself, I have been teaching guitar of all styles (mainly classical) to beginners through advanced students for over 50 years. Classical Guitar is my specialty. I love helping beginners realize they can really do it. And I really love helping advanced players and performers polish their musicianship and artistry, and bring out their true passion in their playing. I was a winner of the Young Musicians Foundation Competition when I was very young, I gave my first performance to a large audience of about 3,000 people when I was 10, then when I was 15 I performed Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranguez with an orchestra in front of about 10,000 people! I have made a number of CDs, and have toured much of the world performing on cruise ships. I am giving interviews now, for signing up a few new, serious students for private lessons in Rancho Santa Margarita. Beginners are welcome, but must have their own guitar. Please check out my website at www.TinturinMusic.com. I hope to meet you soon. 

Helping prople achieve their musical goals, and accomplishing things far beyond what they ever dreamed possible. I have fun teaching and keep it fun for my students.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Liz R

    Glenn is a wonderful classical guitar teacher! Even though I had taken classical guitar lessons in the past, I have learned more with Glenn in the past 4 months than I have with any other teacher. He is very kind, patient and highly experienced. Anyone would be lucky to have Glenn as a teacher!

  • David Fainberg

    Glenn is an incredible instructor and mentor. He exudes passion and knowledge for both music and teaching. His ability to teach so many genres of guitar make him an amazing resource to both experienced and new guitarists alike . He is patient, kind, and has a knack for motivating you to see your musical goals to fruition. He has provided me with an extraordinary musical education and instilled a passion I will take with me forever.

  • Ernest Partridge, Ph.D

    Glenn Tinturin is an outstanding artist and teacher. I highly recommend him. I began playing the classical guitar over fifty years ago. Except for less than a year of formal instruction during the first year, I am self-taught. For several years, I performed at restaurants, clubs and ski resorts in California, Colorado and Utah, and occasionally on Public Television. Thirty years ago my profession (philosophy professor) obliged me to set the guitar aside. Five years ago, in retirement I resumed work with the guitar. For two years, from 2013 to 2015, I took lessons from Glenn Tinturin. His acute ear and eye spotted errors and bad habits that I should have corrected decades ago. From these lessons, I collected dozens of pages of "repertory notes" and adopted a practice routine that has enormously improved my technique and interpretation. Glenn is a patient and tactful teacher. I confess that after many years of successful performance experience, I was inclined to overlook my many limitations. Glenn Tinturin gently led me to an appropriate level of humility and critical self-awareness required if I were to make significant progress. An hour of guitar instruction with Glenn Tinturin is an hour well-spent. So too a month, or a year, or (as in my case) two years. Ernest Partridge, Ph.D

  • Ernest Partridge

    Glenn Tinturin is an outstanding artist and teacher. I highly recommend him. I began playing the classical guitar over fifty years ago. Except for less than a year of formal instruction during the first year, I am self-taught. For several years, I performed at restaurants, clubs and ski resorts in Californa, Colorado and Utah, and occasionally on Public Television. Thirty years ago my profession (philosophy professor) obliged me to set the guitar aside. Five years ago, in retirement I resumed work with the guitar. For two years, from 2013 to 2015, I took lessons from Glenn Tinturin. His acute ear and eye spotted errors and bad habits that I should have corrected decades ago. From these lessons, I collected dozens of pages of "repertory notes" and adopted a practice routine that has enormously improved my technique and interpretation. Glenn is a patient and tactful teacher. I confess that after many years of successful performance experience, I was inclined to overlook my many limitations. Glenn Tinturin gently led me to an appropriate level of humility and critical self-awareness required if I were to make significant progress. An hour of guitar instruction with Glenn Tinturin is an hour well-spent. So too a month, or a year, or (as in my case) two years. Ernest Partridge, Ph.D


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FAQs


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

First, I show the student how to properly hold the instrument, and how to hold their body and their arms and hands. Maybe we then learn a chord or two. Then note reading and rhythm. 


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

About 50 years of teaching experience, plus about 54 years of performing experience.


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

$75 per 1 hour lesson.

Studio Teaching Policies on TinturinMusic.com for details regarding scheduling and make-up lessons.


How did you get started teaching?

I started by teaching friends who asked me, and loved every minute of it.


What types of students have you worked with?

Beginning (from age 10 up through senior), to intermediate, to advanced, to ensembles.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Student receitals and attending live concerts of all genres, especially classical.


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

We get many calls for music lessons, and we are often astonished that the only question we are asked is "How much do you charge?"  While this may be a factor in choosing a teacher, there are other very important issues.  If cost is the only criterion, and you choose a poorly trained or inexperienced teacher, you may be wasting your money and many years of your time developing bad habits and serious gaps in your training.  Be sure to inquire about:

  1. Musical background and training
  2. How much teaching experience the teacher has had
  3. What style(s) of music he teaches
  4. What is her method or approach in teaching?
  5. Is he an experienced performer himself?
  6. Does she offer student recitals, and how often?
  7. Does he work well with children and/or adults?
  8. Does she train students in sight-reading, ear training, and especially, theory?
  9. Can he prepare students for competition, college, and careers in music?

One good way to evaluate a teacher's abilities is by seeing and hearing the results.  Ask if you may attend one of her student recitals or workshops, or if he is a performer, go and hear him play.  Then determine if this is where you (or your child) would like to be.

One last word of advice: If you want to learn to play the violin, don't go to a piano teacher, and vice versa.  Although some teachers offer lessons on many different instruments, to get the best results, study with a teacher who specializes in the instrument that you want to learn, and can really play it well.  Only they will know the specific techniques that will make your progress faster and easier.

And remember, as with anything, you get what you pay for.  Never skimp on the quality of your child's education.


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

See above.