Guitar Styles - Classical or ??? | The Tinturin Music Studio

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

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Guitar Lessons

Glenn Tinturin

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PIANO LESSONS
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PIANO LESSONS

The preferred instrument for a young child is piano, because of it's simple layout and ease of playing. The piano layout also makes theory learning easier. Research has shown that learning piano sensitizes young children to pattern, space, and time sequencing, and improves cognitive skills, eye-hand coordination, and spatial reasoning.

GUITAR LESSONS
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GUITAR LESSONS

Arguably one of the most popular instruments in the world, the guitar offers a versatility far beyond almost any other instrument. From country to classical, Spanish to jazz, folk to flamenco, pop to rock, from concert stages to campfires, the guitar holds a place in more homes than any other single instrument.

OUR MISSION

To provide our students with the pinnacle of artistic training and professionalism. To prepare those interested in careers in music, as well as those seeking a simple enjoyment through enhanced understanding of music, guided listening and improved abilities to play an instrument.

OUR TEAM

Glenn Tinturin

Glenn Tinturin

Guitar Lessons

Began to study classical guitar at the age of seven with the acclaimed teacher, Guy Horn. At the age of ten, Glenn gave his debut performance as a soloist with the Santa Monica Symphony at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. More ...

Phone: (909) 337-3811
Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

Piano Lessons

Originally from Los Angeles, pianist, Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin has performed as soloist, accompanist, in orchestras, and as a chamber music artist extensively throughout North America and Europe. More ...

Phone: (805) 419-4229
Lenny Tinturin

Lenny Tinturin

Piano Lessons

Started lessons in piano at the age of seven. His first teacher was his father, well-known composer, Peter Tinturin. Lenny gave his first concert at the Stairway to the Stars concert series at Barnum Hall at the age of ten ... More ...

Phone: (949) 933-8474

Guitar Styles - Classical or ???

This maybe should go under the FAQ section, but it mostly gets asked about guitar lessons. "If I want to play (fill in the blank) style, such as rock, what kind of lessons should I take?" Well, 90% of rock music uses three to four chords. If that's all you want to learn, then those chords can be learned in a day. But if you want to write your own music, invent your own rhythms, and learn to play the music of the masters of any style, then definitely learn to play classical. And, if you really want to rip it up on the other styles, then classical training paves the way for that, too. So many hot guitarists came from, and still play, classical guitar. Sting plays classical guitar. Sting's guitarist, Dominic Miller, who wrote "Shape of My Heart" among others, is a trained classical guitarist. John McLaughlin played classical guitar and played very fast rock guitar and played in a jazz fusion band. Other classically trained guitarists include Steve Howe of Yes, Andy Summers of The Police, and the heavy metal guitarist, Randy Rhoads, who played with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne. Sharon Isbin (director of Classical guitar at the Julliard School) has performed with Billy Joel and recorded an album of guitar music with rock guitar luminaries Steve Vai and Steve Morse. Classical guitarist Edgar Cruz has basically made a career out of arranging and playing rock pieces on classical guitar, and he’s particularly known for his solo arrangements of Queen pieces, including Bohemian Rhapsody. Cruz can rock! And then there is country, and of course, the Spanish influence and its different styles including Flamenco and tango. There's a whole world out there when you begin with classical training. And, start that training with a master teacher. Otherwise, you might spend years breaking bad habits.

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