Tim Quinn is San Diego's diversified master of the guitar, having performed over 3,000 professional gigs, and is one of the top leading private guitar instructors in Southern California. Tim has been a full-time guitarist and private teacher for over 30 years. Highly skilled, both as a teacher and as a multi-styled player, Tim is also the author of four instructional guitar books with Mel Bay Publications, Inc. Tim has opened shows for Albert King, Shawn Lane, Tower Of Power, and others. Tim has been a career nightclub-player, either leading his own bands, touring as a hired gun, or co-leading bands with some of San Diego's finest musicians. Tim was a featured member of The Rick Gazlay Group for four years (1991-1994), playing over 400 gigs in that band alone with the great Rick Gazlay (a.k.a. Slam Buckra).
My roots are from deep in southeastern Kansas. I staked my claim on the club-circuit in Colorado, mainly in Longmont and Boulder CO. From there, I went to Boston for one year at Berklee College of Music; then, University of North Texas School of Music for five years. Now in California, since 1987. I like teaching very much. This is my gift, it seems.
What makes my teaching the finest available in Southern California?
"My vast experience as a performer, teacher, author, and student of four music universities; my unique focus and committment; my mastery of the guitar and knowing how to unlock the potential within each individual student is what makes my teaching the very best available. Always the caring, encouraging, and enthusiastic guitar coach, I teach all levels of students, from the total beginner to the working professional guitarist. I am a teaching specialist. Transforming student's musical lives is my specialty. My guitar lessons are 80 minutes each, and are conducted in a comfortable setting in my home studio in San Diego, near the highway 163 & I-805 interchange (Serra Mesa), in a quiet residential neighborhood with easy parking. I make full use of digital technology to support your learning, providing you with an audio recording of each lesson, video recordings of demonstrations (as needed), unlimited play-along backing tracks, digital slow-down of songs, and much more! No one else in Southern California offers the level of service that I do. If you seek the very best teacher available, you have found him. Please see the FAQs for further information, and LISTEN to my audio samples. Read the testimonials, and definitely look at my BIO! Also, read my reviews on Yelp, and look me up on YouTube!”