Member Information

John E. Pappas


Personal Statement/Bio:

John E. Pappas is a professional guitarist and music instructor in Carlsbad, CA. He lists among his top inspirations Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and David Gilmour. With over 20 years of stage and studio experience, and over 14 years teaching, John has a wealth of knowledge and ability to share with his students.


John has over 20 years of playing experience, both on stage and in the studio. He first began working independently as a guitar instructor in 1996. In addition to studying Music Theory and Fundamentals at Palomar College, John's first school of music has been working with many gifted San Diego musicians and various teaching studios in North County. He is also a credentialed high school teacher and often draws on that training and experience to help formulate lesson plans that motivate his students to excel.

Teaching Philosophy:

John believes in teaching each student as an individual and caters his lesson plans toward the student's specific needs and interests. His primary objectives are to help them learn the fundamentals of good guitar playing and ultimately to play the music they want to play. John employs practical exercises and activities that keep realistic and attainable goals in mind. His lessons keep his students consistently motivated. His passion for music and enthusiasm for teaching show in the fun, safe, and friendly environment he provides.

Cancellation Policy:

Student's advance payment reserves the same day and time for each week on a monthly basis. Same day cancellations and no-shows cannot be re-scheduled. Students may reschedule based on teacher availability with advance notice.


2 free lessons with first two months paid in advance!

About My Lessons:


Alternative, Blues, Country, Metal, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock

Student Levels:
Beginner, Intermediate

Ages Taught:
8 to 99

Group Lessons:

Lesson Held at:


Rate Per 30 mins: $25
Rate Per 45 mins: $38
Rate Per 60 mins: $45

Family discounts:


Years Teaching: