Mayos Music
Guitar Lessons and Instrument Repair

Kurt Mayo is a private guitar/bass & fretted string instrument instructor/teacher, performer and luthier with over 40 years in the business, originally located in Manhattan Beach, Ca, now located in Gilbert, Az, and Torrance, Ca.

Kurt teaches fulltime in Gilbert, Az, is an El Camino & Cal State L.A. alumni, member of the Guild of American Luthiers since 1988, and a charter member of the Association of String Instrument Artisans since 1988. He has taught Master Classes at El Camino CC and is a vendor (Luthier/Amp repair) for L.A. Harbor College.

Current and past student achievements inlcude: (2), Grammy Awards. (4) Grammy nomination, (3), Song of Year recipient, plus numerous international, USA and regional awards, including Pheonix Music Awards - First Place 2008.
I break down the study of the guitar into 3 categories:
  1. Note Reading (with and without tab) lessons
  2. Chord and Rhythm Studies (including flat-picking  & finger-picking lessons)
  3. Lead Improvising Instruction
Also, on the guitar you can only play 3 types of note combinations: chords, scales, and arpeggios. The study of which are all included in the above 3 categories.
Additionally, ear training is most important. A musician will only be as good as his/her ear! Vocalizing and singing best develops the ear.
Songs (with student input) are utilized in the above studies.

Instruments Taught:
Acoustic & Electric Guitar (traditional 6 & 12 String), Electric Bass, All Ukuleles, Banjos, Autoharps, and Mandolins.
Musical Style Taught: Instruction in Folk-Rock-Country-Blues, Jazz to Jazz Rock, Solo Guitar, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, Lead Improvising, Flat-picking and Finger-Picking.
Class Types:
Private Lessons = One on One
Semi-Private Lessons = 2 Students with Teacher
Group (class) Lessons = 3 students or more

Students: Beginners to Advanced, All Ages
(NOTE: My youngest student started at 4-years-old & my oldest student started at 94-years-old)
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

(310) 955 - 0246