Kurt's Past & Present students include many professional players, guitar/bass teachers, singer/songwriter/guitarists, record producers, as well as thousands of guitar/bass/ukulele players/hobbyists in many genres of contemporary music (folk, rock, country, blues, pop, jazz, etc.)

Some of Kurt's student achievements:
Students - Customers - Both
Artists Bands Website
Drew Simpson The Drew Simpson Band DrewSimpsonMusic.com
Jazz Guitarist. 2011 Coffee Talk Jazz Radio's Song of the Year Award - "Meet Dr. Washiongton" (Album: Noteworthy) Playboy, Long Beach and Las Vegas Jazz Festivals
Erin Schalk, Nicole Wilson, Natasha Williams Lemon Kicks LemonKicks.net
All girl rock band that is managed and produced by Kurt Mayo and Co-Managed and Sound Engineered by Nick Mayo
Cindy Jordan
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist - wrote 'Jose Cuervo', Grammy Nomination and Country Billboard USA #1 Song of the Year 1983. Also: #1 single 5-7-83 crossover Pop/Rock & Country and Canadian RPM Country Track-Song of the Year 1983
Sametto "Metto" James
Son of Blues, Jazz, and Rock Legend Etta James. Bass player, producer, assistant sound engineer for two Grammy winning albums, one Grammy Nominated album, and various other artists.

Frankie Lee, Here I Go Again 2000 - Bass Player

Etta James and Roots Band, Burnin' Down the House 2002- Bass Player

Etta James, Matriarch of the Blues 2002, Grammy Nominated Best Contemporary Blues Album - Bass Player and Co-Producer

Etta James, Let's Roll 2003 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album - Bass Player and Producer

Etta James Blues to the Bone 2004 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album - Bass Player and Producer

Etta James The Dreamer 2011 - Bass Player, Producer

Scott Whyte The Scott Whyte Band
TV/Movie Actor, Guitarist/Singer/Band Leader
Whitney Steele WhitneySteele.com
Professional singer/songwriter/guitarist
Terry Gladstone Other Voices
Leadsinger/Songwriter/Guitarist, A&R with SONY Records, DJ and host of KLOS 95.5 shows Midnight Cafe and Breakfast with The Beatles. Plus: DJ/LA Jock: KNAC, KMET, KEZY, KGB-FM, KNX-FM
Eddie Chington
1st Place Winner in the International Guitar Competition by Guitar Player Magazine
Maury Wills
Professional Baseball Player & coach with LA Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Montreal Expos. (Restored his 1940's Kay Banjo)
Aaron Mason
Recording Session Bassist, Producer & Bass Player with Drew Simpson
Mitch Chang
Uke and Guitar Professional Player. Concert Artist & Promoter/Record Producer
Kurt Custer
Guitarist and Drummer, Member of Lynyrd Skynyrd (1990's)
Jeremy Buck Jeremy Buck and the Bang JeremyBuck.com
Guitar and Drums and founding member of "Jeremy Buck and the Bang"
Chris Hanna
Local and international guitarist, member of several bands including "Jeremy Buck and the Bang"
Dana Bisgnano
Piano instructor/performer and Bass Student
Michele Nardone
Violin and Viola. Recording Artist, Session player,Motion Picture & T.V. Credits
L.A. Harbor College LAHC.edu
Mayos Music is the vendor for repair/maintenance of guitar/recording program of the Music Department. Kurt Mayo started Harbor College Song Writers' Showcase Concerts
Jared Fowler
Bass Player, Assistant Music Director for LA Harbor College
Jim (J V) Robinson JRTroubadour@gmail.com
Professional Songwriter/Singer/Guitarist, Recording Artist and Bandleader
Rev. Dennis Kamakahi
Multiple Grammy Winner / Multiple NA Hoku Hanohano Winner / Slack Key Guitar Master / Composer / ASCAP / SAG / MTNA
Steve Lee
Guitarist – Christian Music Band Leader
Karl Grossman
Studio Owner, Guitarist, Professional Musician, Instructor
Toni Prima
Actress, Singer/Guitarist, Daughter of Louis Prima & Kelly Smith (Las Vegas Headliners)
Kevin Mayo - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Nick Mayo - Drums/Vocals
Mark Trachenberg - Bass/Vocals
Aaron Jenson - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Scott Whyte - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
The Connection
Billboard 6th Annual Song Contest - Certificate of Achievement Award, 1994

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Kurt's past and present students have shared the stage either as an opening act, band member or as a guest artist performing with such great artists/bands as:

Etta James (Blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member)
Gregory Moore (Earth Wind and Fire)
Brian Culberson
The Jazz Crusaders
Eddy Marshall
Chuck Loeb
Llew Matthews
Wilton Felder
Terence Blanchard
Big Black
The Banda Brothers
Will Donato
Kelly Smith (Las Vegas Headliner)
Whitney Steele
Kutless (Christian Band)
Kenny Loggins
Dave Mason (of Traffic)
Gin Blossoms
Eddie Money
Shawn Colvin
JR Richards (of Dishwalla)
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
Tyler Hilton
Amy Grant
Lisa Loeb
Casey Abrams
Phil Keaggy
Rita Wilson
Free Ride
Kid Brother
Ron Barry Band
Cisco Kid

Kurt's Students have performed throughout the United States and Toured many of the world stages. Plus, appeared/performed in motion pictures, TV series, and video games such as:

Summmoned (TV movie)
Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV series)
Gity Guys (TV series)
That 70's Show (TV series)
Just Shoot Me (TV series)
Full House (TV series)
D2: The Mighty Ducks
D3: The Mighty Ducks
Spaghettini's
Humphrey's in San Diego
The Jazz Bakery
Jazz Festivals in Long Beach, Las Vegas, LA and Temecula
Playboy Jazz Festivals
San Fransico Jazz/Blues Festival
Montreux Jazz/Blues Festival
UC San Diego Jazz Band (Bass Player)
UC Riverside Jazz Band (Bass Player)
Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood, CA
House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
Gazzarris - Hollywood, CA
The Grammy Museum
National Anthem: Arizona Diamondbacks, LA Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Phoenix Coyotes
Numerous Clubs in Nashville, Southern Calif, Las Vegas and More
The Celebrity Theatre
The Brixton Show
Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach, CA)
USO Tours Vietnam & East Asia


More Students:

"The Burners"
Anthony DiPasupil - Guitar & Uke
Melcher Cerezo - Guitar - Vocals
Christian Cerezo - Bass

Jeff Weyant (Guitarist) of "Yesterday's Papers"
(Rolling Stones cover band)

Cyndie Morgan - Professional Singer/Guitarist
Torrance High School - Musician of the Year

Lorie Doswell (Student early 1990's)
Professional Singer/Guitarist

Sharon Hooker
Guitarist & Lead Vocals (Band: City Litz), Working Musician

Deane Moore - Guitar Teacher

Anna Nichols - Professional Vocalist, Guitarist, Full-time Entertainer

Chilton Nix - Classical Guitar Teacher

Krista Cole - Professional Vocalist, Keyboards, Guitarist
(Bands: Tom Campbell Orchestra & Free Ride, Cisco Kid, Kid Brother, Ron Barry Band )

Mark Trachenberg - Bassist for "The Connection" & UC Riverside Jazz Band (Electric Bass)

Brett Thomas - Electric Bass- Mira Costa High School Concert and Jazz Band (circa mid 1990's
Jazz Band: El Camino College and UC San Diego
Theatre and Music Center Bassists (San Diego)

Brad Wymond - Guitarist, Guitar Teacher

Paul Horwich - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, Guitar Teacher, Performer

Sherry Lear - Singer Guitarist of "Ground in Dirt" and "Common Ground" Bluegrass/Country/Folk Fusion Bands

Desi Geronimo - Solo Guitarist/Singer/Songerwriter + Band: The Gaurd-Dogz

Kasey "K.C." Holt - Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter

Daniel Serna - Guitarist of "the Detonators"

Andrew Gosch (Guitar/Bass) - Band:D-Tox, circa 2004

del-Bombers (Band)

Remnants of Eden (guitrist: Matt)

Riff Raff (band)

Eddie Ortiz - Guitarist with "The Sound of Smooth"

Warren Nazareth - Guitarist with "Studded Infant" circa 1998, The Whiskey

Melody Laing - Guitarist/Singer, Model

Cristina Fadale - Music Theatre Actor, Singer/Guitarist

Crazy Cat George (working band)

Saltwater Wine (working band)

Kinder (working band)

Jim Mitchell (Guitarist w/ "Road Kill")

Richard Baca (band: "Richard Baca & Friends" and "Bacamaniacs")

No Decibles (band)

Common Ground (Bluegrass Band)
Sherry Lead - Guitar, Vocals
Andrea White - Bass, Vocals

Grant Woofter -Bassist (Punk Band: By All Means)

Studded Infant (Band) played at Whiskey A Go Go circa 1998, (Warren Nazareth - Bass)

Cook'n (Rock Band) Played Gazzaris, circa 1992

Kid Stuff (band)
Roy Hardinge - Guitar and Vocals
Dan Strohm - Bass

Josh Arbour - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist (Multi-Instrumentalist) - Solo Performer and with backing band.

Charles Waters - Child actor, Guitarist

Watermelon Blues Band (Blues,Blues/Rock)
Mike Zarro - Guitar/Vocals
Rick Farrell - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Alan Duncan - Bass

The Vipers (17+ years and still playing, Rock, Surf-Rock)
Larry Paul - Guitar/Vocals
Paul Meyer - Guitar
John Greene - Lead Guitar
Dr. Scott Fleming - Bass

Peppercorn (Adult Rock, Country, Blues, Pop)
John Henrichs - Lead Guitar
Sherry Lear - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Brown - Bass
Jeff Baker - Guitar, Vocals
Armondo Wood - Bass

Experience since 1968
Providing Guitar, Electric Bass & Ukulele lessons and Guitar/Amp Repair in the Greater Phoenix Valley area of Arizona including Maricopa County and The Salt River Valley.

Mayos Music will continue to provide Guitar/Amp Repairs in Southern California's South Bay cities and Greater Los Angeles Area.
Originally located in Manhattan Beach and Torrance, California.

Now located in:
Gilbert, AZ 85298
&
Torrance, CA 90505

CALL or TEXT:
(310) 955 - 0246
Email:
MayoGuitarAndAmp@GMail.com