I am an enthusiastic and friendly guitar teacher who believes that lessons can be both fun and productive.

James Garcia

Through the wonderful journey of my adult life, teaching guitar has been a true pleasure to me. I have helped children grow into professional adult musicians and attend the finest music colleges.  I have seen the retired who always had dreamed of playing but never thought they had it in them play beautifully on stage.  I have made lifelong friends from all over the world. I have ample references from my students if interested.  

Although Classical and Flamenco guitar are my specialties, I teach most styles such as Singer Songwriter, Rock, Jazz Reading Music, Technique, Music theory and so on.  I don’t generally teach electric guitar in that I am by nature an acoustic finger picker.

I aim to be flexible and work around student schedules as much as possible.


  • $30.00 for a half hour
  • $55.00 for an hour
  • I normally do lessons on a month-to-month basis, for example a half hour lesson would be $120.00 for a month and we would meet at the same time every week.  Or simply a single lesson for the hourly price.


Denver School of the Arts

For eight years I have taught sixth through twelfth grade at the highest levels of Performance in Music theory, Sight Reading, Classical and Jazz Guitar. http://dsa.dpsk12.org/1415-master-schedule/

HB Wood Songs  Boulder, Colorado

HB Wood Songs is the oldest  (over forty years) and most prestigious music store and instruction facility In Boulder, they only hire or work with the best instructors in the whole of Colorado. http://www.hbwoodsongs.com/

Boys and Girls Club

I not only have taught but I developed two different guitar programs from scratch at two separate locations and have proudly won the volunteer of the year award in the arts in 2012 and 2014.   https://www.bgcmd.org/