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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

Sean Mulholland (guitar)
Sean Mulholland (guitar, bass, ukulele) 
hailed as an ‘emerging artist’, has been a featured performer throughout the country. He began his studies with Christopher Ladd at the Hartt School, where he later attended for his Bachelor of Music degree. Mulholland now holds a Master of Music degree from the Thornton School of Music, studying under Grammy award-winning LAGQ member Scott Tennant. Through these programs, Mulholland has performed in masterclasses for world renowned musicians such as Pepe Romero, Oscar Ghiglia, Jason Vieaux, Paul Galbraith, and Richard Provost. He has presented solo concerts around the country, including a featured performance at his alma mater’s ‘Hartt School Guitar Festival’. Mulholland has been involved in numerous premieres of new music, such as ‘4 Moods and Coda’ by Roland Dyens and ‘Hemingway’ by Andrew York. In addition to being an accomplished soloist, Mulholland is a founding member of the Orpheo Quartet and the SC Guitar Duo. These ensembles have been featured groups around California including a radio broadcast performance for LACMA's 'Sunday's Live' series at the Bing Theater. Additionally, the Orpheo Quartet was the recipient of the 2016 ‘Classical Guitar Ensemble’ award from the Thornton School.

Weekdays 9am-2pm, Saturday 3:30pm-5:00pm

Ken Nagatani (guitar)
Ken Nagatani (guitar, bass, 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