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, located in Manhattan Beach and Torrance, CA.

Kurt teaches fulltime in Torrance, Ca, 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.

Past students include 2 Song of the Year Recipients (1983  & 2011) and one grammy nomination.
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 Lessons and Guitar/Amp Repairs in Southern California, South Bay Cities and Greater Los Angeles Area,
Located in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 and Torrance, CA 90503

(310) 955 - 0246