John K. Mello Guitar Studio At Lesson's On B

John K. Mello Guitar Studio At Lesson's On B



I can now offer online sessions. So distance is no longer a issue.

Learning from my students. Teaching makes me a better musician because I'm required to explain what I do and how I do it.


Hired 10 times
1 employee
29 years in business
Serves San Mateo , CA

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Paypal, Zelle



Guitar, Student does not play an instrument

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Students age

Younger than 6 years old, 6 - 9 years old, 10 - 13 years old, 14 - 17 years old, 18 - 25 years old, 26 - 44 years old, 45 - 64 years old, 65 or older


Fundamentals (pitch, rhythm, chords, etc.), Harmonization, Music subjects (notation, analysis, ear training), Other

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

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    Frequently asked questions

    John Mello has been teaching music for more than 25 years. He has taught hundreds of students, at all levels, from the very beginner, looking to just enjoy playing some of the music they love, to advanced students, coming to him to fine tune their playing skills. From 1985 to 2006 John was also the full time Manager of Wollmer's Music, one of the oldest full line music stores in California.

    While attending Musicians Institute's Guitar Institute of Technology (or GIT for short) John took the opportunity to experience and work teaching a wide variety of guitar styles. After graduating with the Gibson Guitar sponsored Outstanding Student Award, he continues to broaden his musical experience by attending educational workshops and retreats with the likes of Tuck Andress, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Joe Pass and many others.

    John went on to become one of the core faculty members at the Bay Area's Guitar Activity Center, a teaching and live performance workshop program for adults. GAC, with campuses in Mountain View, Berkeley and Sacramento, that was the creation of one of John's favorite GIT teachers, Vic Trigger.

    Beginning in 2006 Baywood Elementary School in San Mateo invited John to conduct the School of Rock seminars at their annual Art & Science Day. These are informal demonstrations showing how Rock musicians interact while performing and the role each instrument plays.

    Summer 2011 John taught at College of San Mateo Community Education's College for Kids program. Cool Guitar, was a three week long course for 5th to 9th graders helping them discover the skills that all bands use to create music.

    Starting in the Fall of 2018 John was asked to join the faculty of Crystal Springs Middle School to run their guitar program for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

    John continues to stay current and involved with the music industry by maintaining NAMM membership, attending trade shows and music festivals.

    'Lessons On B' in San Mateo is now home to John's teaching studio. His goal is to continue to introduce his students to the enjoyment and inspiration that comes from playing music.

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory