Private and Online Guitar Lessons with Tim Quinn

One of my greatest assets is being born with and having cultivated a very academic approach to my own learning and teaching. I am very attentive to the needs of each individual student. My creative teaching palette is immense. Yet, I am a very methodical teacher. I was offered a guitar teaching position at SDSU while I was pursuing my M.M in jazz there (alas, I did not complete my master's degree, as life got in the way). However, the year I spent at SDSU was very transformative for me. I am my own teaching institution. I care very deeply about each student. In my teaching history, I have worked with many students of all different skill levels.

Whether you choose in person lessons or remote lessons via Zoom, I would love to help you get where you want to go with your guitar playing.

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Meet Tim Quinn, San Diego's diversified master of the guitar

Tim has 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 giving lessons 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. He has been a career nightclub player leading his own bands, touring as a hired gun, and co-leading bands with some of San Diego's finest musicians. Tim was a featured member of The Rick Gazlay Group for four years, playing over 400 gigs in that band alone with the late great Rick Gazlay (a.k.a. Slam Buckra).

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Simply the best Zoom guitar lessons you will find anywhere

I have been teaching live one-on-one lessons in my studios for 30 years. In addition, I have been teaching remote live one-on-one lessons for 7 years, perfecting my skills as an online personal guitar trainer/coach/mentor/professor.

I offer the finest live Zoom guitar lessons available on the planet. If you have been around San Diego for awhile, you may have heard of me, known for my skills as a multi-styled player and as a master teacher. I play and teach all styles.

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1. What styles does Tim Quinn teach, and what is his professional experience?

I am an accomplished performer and teacher of almost every style of guitar playing, including jazz, rock, electric blues, acoustic blues, steel-string acoustic fingerstyle, metal, fusion, shred, country chickin-pickin’ and pedal-steel sounds, bluegrass, and traditional classical guitar. I have been playing guitar for 42 years, since I was 12.

I am a admirer and listener to so many musicians, in all genres: John Coltrane, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, Bud Powell, Wynton Kelly, Wayne Shorter, Lightning Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Johnson and all the Delta blues guitarists, B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Lee, Jimmy Page, Chet Atkins, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Andres Segovia, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Slash, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan…on and on. I play virtually every style of guitar playing (except Flamenco). I was not born in Spain, but in Kansas. I did seriously study the 4-string and 5-string banjo for several years in my youth.

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