Whether you are a clear beginner or you just want to pick up where you left off in college, we have the right Guitar teacher to help you achieve your musical goals

Guitar Lessons for Adults

(Taught by Adults)

Hey, young stud guitar wizards are great, and kids LOVE to take lessons from someone who could be their big brother, but we've talked with a lot of adults who would just rather take Guitar lessons from a Teacher closer to their own age.

Welcome to Rancho Canyon Music!

Craig Ferguson - Guitar

(also the Owner of Rancho Canyon Music)

Greetings! I am the owner of Rancho Canyon Music, and I have also been teaching here for the past 15 years. I work well with players of all ages, but I seem to have a really good rapport with adults who want to play the kind of music that we grew up with! As with all of my students, the focus is always about the student and what they want to know and what they want to play. I always say, “Do you know what all guitar players have in common? They play guitar!!!” And that’s what I am here to get you to be able to do.  I have a ton of patience and I understand the challenges that older players deal with, so let's give a shot!  It's your turn...

 

​Thanks for taking a look at Rancho Canyon Music. We Thank You for supporting locally owned small businesses!

If you have a question, if there's something we're doing right or something we could do better, or something we can help you with, please contact me via phone (949) 589-7688, or email craig@ranchocanyonmusic.com - I hope to hear from you soon!

 

Craig's standard tuition rate is $35 per lesson - 1 lesson each week for 30 minutes

Please call us at (949) 589-7688 for availability and more specific tuition questions.

David Wright- Guitar, Bass

Adult guitar students love David's easy going nature, his attention to detail, and his dedication to teaching Guitar.  He is great with beginners who just want to be able to strum along with their favorite songs, but David is also our specialist when it comes to Classical and Finger-style guitar playing.

 

David has been teaching in Southern California for over 30 years. Since his studies at Fullerton College and U.C. Irvine, he has spent his time teaching Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Composition, as well as performing as a solo artist and in various rock and jazz ensembles. His acoustic guitar CD, "Americana", on Casierra Records has won critical acclaim. He now keeps a busy schedule teaching, performing, composing (with Kevin Tullius of the L.A. Jazz Quartet and Trio Lesento) and doing occasional film work. David has recently collaborated with Frank Sibley on the companion CD to the instruction book, "Jazz Guitar Solos".

David joined the Rancho Canyon Music staff in 2003.

David's standard tuition rate is $35 per lesson - 1 lesson each week for 30 minutes

Please call us at (949) 589-7688 for availability and more specific tuition questions.

Downs Thompson - Guitar, Violin, Mandolin & Banjo

Downs is truly a world-class musician and instructor. In addition to a busy private teaching schedule at R.C.M. and his voluteer work in our local school music programs, Downs currently performs live as the fiddle player for country music superstar Clay Walker. He graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Music, and has studied privately with Violin masters in the U.S. as well as Europe. Downs has performed on more than 50 albums in six different countries; he has done Film work with pianist Claude Bolling, among others; he has contributed to 3 books focusing on Irish, Celtic and Bluegrass music. Additionally, he has played the Grand Ol' Opry many times, and has shared the stage with music stars such as Charlie Daniels, Shelby Lynne, Larry Coryell, Brett Mason, Rhett Akins, Charly McCoy, and lots more!

Downs joined the Rancho Canyon Music staff in 2005.

Downs' standard tuition rate is $35 per lesson - 1 lesson each week for 30 minutes

Please call us at (949) 589-7688 for availability and more specific tuition questions.

Rancho Canyon Music Guitar instructors serve the communities of Rancho Santa Margarita and near to Dove Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Coto de Caza, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Ladera Ranch, and more.

Where to Find Us

29851 Aventura, Suite H
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

(We are located in RSM's

Plaza Empresa Center

Same building as the Post Office,

around the corner from them!)

(949) 589-7688

 

Store Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm

Friday 10:00am-6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm

Closed on Sunday

School Hours

By appointment with your Instructor

 

 

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