Lisa Sanchez / Teaching

Private Teaching

Lisa offers private electric and acoustic guitar instruction for adults and teens at Gryphon Stringed instruments in Palo Alto, CA. Styles / topics include jazz guitar, theory and sight reading, folk / fingerstyle guitar, classic rock, and blues.

Here are some of Lisa’s students in their own words:


Lisa can figure out songs very quickly from recordings, write music, transpose songs into different keys and arrange music for songs that a student has composed. She is also very well versed in computer aids (“Band in a Box”, “Garage Band” and various other software for musicians).……Alice M.

She is not only an experienced instructor, she has a wealth of custom materials she’s created over the years that she can draw upon for any situation, and at a moments notice it seems. She also has that true gift for a teacher, being able to explain a concept in several different ways depending on how the student learns. This is not an easily learned skill. My sense is that it was natural with Lisa.……Tim B.

It isn’t often that you find an exceptional performing musician who also has the patience and communication skills to truly develop your ability to play guitar.……Bow R.

Lisa can either get you quickly playing the blues, that rock tune, or whatever you want, or she can take you through a graduate course in music theory for the guitar. Under her tutelage, I have learned to read real sheet music, I have learned quiet fingerstyle pieces, and I have learned to deconstruct a jazz classic and then improvise to it.……Scott S.

Music Classes


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San Francisco Bay Area guitarist & vocalist