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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.

Our Guitar & Bass Instructors

Angelo Dibello (guitar)
Dr. Angelo Dibello (guitar,bass,drums) 
was born in Monopoli, Italy. He is a singer, songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist. He spent more than 10 years learning the music composition, audio engineering and performing live. He earned is Bachelor degree in Guitar and his Master degree in Modern Guitar and Live Performance from Guitar CPM Music Institute in Milano, Lombardia. Angelo has also worked as music composer for Dolce & Gabbana making original soudtracks for their website during the fashion weeks seasons. In addition, he played guitar for Jack Daniel's commercial radio spot. When Angelo was young he was a member of Monopoli Youth Orchestra as percussionist. Between 1994-2007 he has performed many concerts in the most popular live venues in Italy. He moved to Los Angeles in 2013 were he started touring as guitarist for a worldwide Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band. He performed in Japan, South Korea, Mexico and all over America. Currently he performs drums with Steelwitch a Heavy Metal Band that has been played shows in the most famous venues in Los Angeles area like Viper Room, Rainbow Bar And Grill and The Study in Hollywood. He plays also Jazz, Swing, Funky and Rockabilly Drums as freelance Drummer. 

Wednesday 1:30-8:30

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

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  • 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