(626) 708-0122

Guitar & Ukulele

One of the easiest instrument to learn is the ukulele.  It is probably the most recommended for kids ages 4-6 who have a desire to learn an instrument.  Our Guitar and Ukulele staff have extensive performance experiences and/or pedagogy degrees. Styles include classical, acoustic, rock, flamenco, and more. We offer performance opportunities in the form of at least 2 recitals per year, local street fairs and community requests, participation in rock and jazz ensembles.  We are developing video classes on How to Play the Guitar, How to Play the Ukulele, and How to Change a String. 

Our standard curriculum includes note reading, repertoire, music theory, scales and chord progressions, and sight reading as part of their weekly lesson. We accept students on the ukulele from age 4 and above, and on the guitar from ages 7 and above, though exceptions are made in an individual basis.

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one on one or two on one private lesson with teacher

Our Guitar & Bass Instructors

Perfecto De Castro (bass, guitar)
Perfecto De Castro (guitar, electric bass, ukulele) 
Is a multi-awarded guitarist proficient in Classical, Flamenco and Electric Rock Guitar Styles. He is an active performer, having given concerts and recitals in Southern California, SF Bay Area, Portland OR, Chicago, New Jersey, Connecticut and the Philippines. Highly in demand as a teacher, Perfecto’s instruction involves modern methods in music theory, ear training, positioning and proper muscular movement, tone production, and sound design and manipulation. Fluent in Tagalog. www.perfdecastro.com 

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday 3:30pm-8:30pm

Ken Nagatani (guitar)
Ken Nagatani (guitar, ukulele) 
Received both a Master of Music and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Manuel Barrueco, and completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern California in 2006 as a student of William Kanengiser. While at USC, he was the recipient of the Mary Pickford Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Classical Guitar and the Jack Marshall Memorial Scholarship. Ken has been active as a teacher and performer in Los Angeles area for the past 17 years, and is currently an adjunct instructor at East Los Angeles College, Long Beach City College, and Glendale City College. 

Fri 1:30pm-7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Jason Lee (guitar)
Jason Lee (guitar, bass, ukulele) 
Jason Lee (Geunsu Lee) With over ten years of teaching experience, Jason Lee is now thrilled to teach guitar and ukulele at the Neighborhood Music School. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a Master’s Degree in Studio/Jazz studies at the University of Southern California. He previously earned a Bachelor’s degree from Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He has performed with the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra, directed by Bob Mintzer and Tuesday Night Combo, directed by Vince Mendoza. He performed with both of these ensembles at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival in 2016 and 2017.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:30-8:30pm

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关于我们

  • Neighborhood Music School & Store
  • 若邻音乐学校
    (626) 708-0122
  • 地址:25 S 1st Ave.
    Arcadia, CA 91006
  • 周一到周四: 1:30PM-8:30PM
    周五: 1:30PM-6:30PM
    周六: 9:00AM-5:00PM
    周日: 12pm-3:00pm