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  Our Teachers    

The Best of the Best

We hold our instructors to the highest standards. Each one must pass a proficiency test, multiple interviews and a national criminal background check.

Colin Gailey - Guitar teacher in Santa Cruz, CA
  Colin Gailey    

Head Instructor/Founder


Colin has over 15 years of experience teaching, performing and recording music. He studied at the world famous Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where he majored in Guitar Performance and Recording Engineering. After graduating Colin worked as a teacher at Musicians Institute and a session guitar player working with a vast array of artists in the recording industry. In November 2012 Colin was chosen as winner in the Guitar Center "Master Satriani Contest". In this national competition Colin competed against thousands of other guitarists, and ultimately was hand picked by legendary guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani himself. Currently, Colin works as a composer for T.V. and film, and teaches music to up-and-coming musicians. He has a knack for making complex musical ideas relatable and easy to understand. Equally at home with beginners or advanced players, Colin prides himself on thinking outside the box, always coming up with new and exciting ways to take a musicians skills to the highest level.

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