Guitar Instructor, John Martinez - Apple Mountain Music


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     I have been teaching guitar since 1988 with students from beginner to advanced from young to the not-so-young. Beginners will work from a book called "How to Play Guitar Phase 1 and Phase 2" by Ernie Ball with supplemental material, as needed and classical students from "Solo Guitar Playing" by Frederick Noad and other materials, as well. Depending on your ability we will work on Music Theory (Diatonic Harmony, Scales, Arpeggios, etc.), Note reading, Tablature, Single String Technique, Chord Melody, Finger Pick Style from Classical to Contemporary, Jazz to Jazz Fusion and of course ROCK or simply the songs you love.

     You will receive 1 free lesson with a 2 month commitment. Your lessons with run $18.75 per each 1/2 hour lesson or $75.00 every 4 lessons. I will expect you to practice at least a 1/2 hour per day in the hope of fast tracking you to a point of musical freedom in a short period of time.

Please contact John P. Martinez at 505-239-2154 cellular, or at 505-293-2508 home or by email at to arrange your lesson time and location.

     University of New Mexico Classical Guitar Performance Graduate (1986) and Guitar Institute of Technology(GIT) Graduate (1987). Performances included the Tennessee Inaugural Ball in 1998 for Bill Clinton's second inauguration plus TV, radio,studio, night clubs, hotels, private parties, weddings & receptions, arts & crafts fairs, art gallery openings, business functions, fund raisers, etc, etc. Having performed in numerous ensembles since 1970 I have been a solo guitarist and vocalist since 1988.

     Most performances include a mixture of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar, Traditional Classical Guitar from Renaissance & Baroque to Spanish Romantic, to Jazz & Jazz Fusion, Rock and Blues plus excellent vocal music including Beatles, Crosby,Stills & Nash, James Taylor, Garth Brookes, Keith Urban to George Benson or Billy Joel plus numerous light romantic tunes, some Spanish ballads and some original music.

     Music for me is simply a life-long love and I try very hard to provide a versatile music performance that can be appreciated by most age ranges and musical tastes. From "Bach to Rock" John P Martinez will provide music for all Occasions!

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