MNP_5477I offer private guitar lessons in the Los Angeles area (or by online video via Skype, Zoom, etc). I design highly personalized lessons to bring out the best in my students. They learn how to listen critically and tackle musical challenges as a discrete, definable and attainable goal. It is my hope to inspire and bring new enthusiasm to my student's playing by making their lessons engaging and progressive.

I have taught a wide range of students, from absolute beginners to accomplished professional guitarists. I have over 20 years of teaching experience, and have served on the faculty at several colleges, including the Musicians Institute. I have written two instructional books for Hal Leonard Corporation, including a best-selling book on extended guitar techniques that has been translated to multiple languages.


I hold a graduate degree in music from USC and I was a prize winner at the Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition. I hold numerous instrument endorsements, including my own signature model guitar, and as a composer I was commissioned to write a piece on the LAGQ's Grammy award-winning recording Guitar Heroes and for the seminal guitar book Pumping Nylon. I have given masterclasses and workshops at numerous colleges and festivals and my students have been accepted by the most prestigious institutions for guitar.


Please contact me for more information.


Evan Hirschelman

Instructional Books