Orange County Guitar Lessons

Orange County Guitar Lessons & Bass Lessons,  taught by professional instructor Mark Hamrock

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Guitar Lessons

Taught by OC’s premiere professional guitar and bass teacher, Mark Hamrock

Orange County Guitar Lessons taught in a professional and private setting. Learn any style including rock, blues, jazz, classical, etc.

Lesson programs are designed specifically for you based on your current musical skill level, age, and objective, so you reach your goals quickly while having a great time in the process!

Lessons are also offered via videoconferencing (Skype and Zoom). Many students have been preferring this method as they can easily record the lessons and a running chat dialogue is kept with materials and assignments.

Gift Certificates available – give the gift of music lessons to a loved one.

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Bass Lessons

Get started with Bass lessons today

The bass guitar is a great instrument to learn to play whether you want to join a band and play gigs or play along to your favorite recordings. Join over a thousand satisfied students and reach your goals quickly with Hamrock Music Instruction.

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Songwriting Lessons

Learn to Express Yourself more effectively Through Music

Advance your songwriting skills through techniques for writing stronger melodies, captivating lyrics, and more creative chord progressions, riffs, and rhythms. Understand music theory and develop your ear to hear where you need to go next and how to get there harmonically and melodically. Learn valuable ways to write faster and more efficiently, how to get past “writer’s block” and finish your songs to build a repertoire.

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Music Production Lessons

Learn to Master the Software and Hardware Needed to Produce Professional Sounding Recordings

Become proficient at tracking (recording) acoustic and electric instruments and vocals, using software samplers and synths, virtual instruments and impulse responses. Master drum and midi sequencing, and processing audio using compression, equalization, and effects. Learn to arrange, edit, mix and master audio tracks to produce top quality professional recordings.

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Composing & Film Scoring Lessons

Learn to Compose Music for Film, TV, Video Games, and Dance

Acquire the knowledge necessary to create music for yourself or for visual media, including an understanding of the sequencing and scoring software, sample libraries and engines, and music vocabulary. Learn fundamental music theory and techniques including scales and modes, consonance and dissonance, rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, dynamics, articulations, texture, form & structure, counterpoint, etc. Learn techniques for developing and expanding your creativity.

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Online Lessons

Taught by OC’s premiere professional guitar and bass teacher, Mark Hamrock

Learn any style including rock, blues, jazz, classical, etc. in a professional and private setting.

Lesson programs are designed specifically for you based on your current musical skill level, age, and objective, so you reach your goals quickly while having a great time in the process!

Lessons are also offered via videoconferencing (Skype and Zoom). Many students have been preferring this method as they can easily record the lessons and a running chat dialogue is kept with materials and assignments.

Gift Certificates available – give the gift of music lessons to a loved one.

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Get to know your instructor

Mark Hamrock

  • 20 years experience teaching guitar and bass lessons.

  • Has taught many local guitar and bass teachers in the Orange County area
  • Studied rock and blues with Rusty Anderson (guitarist for Paul McCartney, Elton John, Willy Nelson, Santana, and more)
  • Studied classical guitar with David Tanenbaum and Scott Tennant
  • Toured and performed with guitar legends including Larry Carlton, Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), and Dave Mason with Traffic
  • Graduated Honors with a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree from the University of California, Irvine

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Reviews

If you’re serious about wanting to become an excellent guitar player and musician in just about any style you choose, Mark is definitely the one to get you there!

Lori Critchfield
Bass Student

Mark has greatly accelerated my learning with a combination of music theory and instructed practice to be able to play along with my favorite songs/artists. All of this in less than a year!

Spencer Reitz
Guitar & Bass Student

I must have met with six or seven instructors from south Orange County, and Mark was one of the last and by far the best..

John Whitman
Guitar Student