Santa Fe Guitar Academy



621 Velarde Street Santa Fe Nm 87505


At Santa Fe Guitar Academy we offer the best guitar lessons for kids and adults, from beginners to professionals. Various styles are available, such as classical, finger-style, jazz, electric, country, Latin, acoustic, Brazilian jazz, and bossa-nova. Come enjoy fun and productive lessons tailored to your personal musical goals.



1. Do you have a young child trying out guitar lessons for the first time? Are you a high school student headed to a music major in college? A professional player looking to up your game? An adult beginner, or are you coming back to the guitar after some time? We will plan your lessons according to your goals, focusing on the music you love.


2. Serving Santa Fe with an excellent track record since 1999. Take a look at our page of Testimonials, or our Google+ reviews! Decades of teaching experience, and always developing and looking for new and interesting guitar teaching methods and materials. 


3. Convenient and sunny lesson studio, that sounds great and is not surrounded by other music lessons.


4. The positive results we attain make our guitar lessons a great value, and we schedule month to month, with no long-term contracts. 


5. Fun performance opportunities to support your progress and motivation.


6. Flexible schedule, offering weekly thirty- and sixty-minute long guitar lessons in person or through SKYPE


7.Comfortable waiting area with free WiFi.






I make it a priority to get to know you and to become familiar with your personal musical interests and goals. 

I do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how I teach. 
A six-year-old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven-year-old taking up guitar for the second time after having had lessons as a child. 
While it is very important that classical and jazz students learn to read music early on, song writers will start by using chord symbols, and rock players will use tablature.The main reason to choose us as your music lesson provider is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual. 
When you enroll here for lessons, we will work to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. Before our first guitar lesson we will discuss your favorite types of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.



I have conservatory and college degrees from Brazil, graduate degrees in Performance and Music Theory from the University of Arizona, and years of training with some of Brazil's top classical and jazz guitarists. I have performed professionally as a classical player, in varied bands, accompanying singers, working with dancers and theater groups. I have decades of teaching and touring experience. Above all, I enjoy teaching, and I hope it shows. Although I keep the atmosphere of our guitar lessons relaxed and stress free, my students, when they have set their minds to it, have won many competitions, have gone on to study with scholarships at some of the top music schools in the country, such as Oberlin Conservatory and Berklee School of Music, and have gone on to become successful professional musicians in their own right.

You can find out more about my background and my performing calendar at



Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory. As soon you have some basic skills, we choose a style to focus on for a while. It is important to balance musicianship and fun, so we make sure that each lesson challenges you with a new technical or theory concept, but always ends with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of method books and materials, and I encourage students to share their favorite music with me so we can plan future lessons. Although I am comfortable teaching a variety of styles, we focus on one at a time. I keep advanced students challenged and motivated with increasing attention to detail, and by exploring different areas according to their interests.


Sign up today by calling 505-577-1447 or e-mail


Our monthly flat rate of $270.78 for hour-long lessons: our most common plan, great for beginners and advanced players alike.

$160.47 for weekly half-hour lessons: great for younger kids.

Hour-long lessons twice a month, $160.47, perfect for players on a budget. 

Individual one-hour lessons are available as time permits, at $109.00 per lesson.

Prices are the same for in-person and SKYPE lessons.



Lessons are available year-round, Monday through Saturday, by appointment.


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621 Velarde Street

Santa Fe NM



Offering quality guitar lessons in Santa Fe and through Skype