Craig Beck Guitar Studio
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I love teaching all styles of music to students of all ages

I teach guitar and give guitar lessons for all styles of music to students from all over the Santa Clarita Valley. If you’re in Valencia, Canyon Country, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic or anywhere else in Santa Clarita, my instructional guitar studio is conveniently located at 22118 Alaya Dr, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. Contact me today for guitar lessons tomorrow!
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Student Testimonials

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Craig Beck ignited my musical curiosity and passion singlehandedly, starting with his incredible guitar lessons then moving into lessons that focused on explaining the language of music which opened up a world of endless possibilities for my career in composition for film, video games and commercials. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the profoundly intricate foundation he helped me forge in the very critical early and intermediate stages of my musical journey. Craig’s a life changer, plain and simple.
Houston F | Santa Monica, CA

My 13 year old son has been taking lessons with Craig Beck for less than 2 years, with no prior experience, and he is already playing lead guitar with 2 bands, both of them already performing at events throughout LA. His little sister started playing a year ago and loves it, too! Craig is patient and knows how to get your skills to the next level. Highly recommend!!!!
Cheryl J | Los Angeles, CA

I really like taking guitar lessons from Craig. He makes learning guitar fun and easy to understand. He’s very patient and makes things easy for me to understand. His teaching studio in Valencia, CA is awesome! I’ve learned a lot and my dad says I’ve gotten really good. I’ve only been taking guitar lessons for a few months but I’ve already learned 3 songs. I even learned a guitar solo. One of my friends asked if I can play Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption”. I told them I am going to have Craig teach me! I always like going to my guitar lessons at Craig’s. It’s a lot of fun!
Jake M | Valencia, CA

I took four years of lessons from Craig Beck’s Guitar Studio and i must admit that i loved every second of it. I believe the reason that Craig Beck is my all time favorite guitar instructor is because he is so willing and ready to work with his students on what they would like to do. It can be learning songs to learning theory, but he always finds a way to make it fun. when i first started, we were learning songs from Linkin Park to Pantera, and as i progressed he continued to direct me in the path of more challenging songs to improve my skills. Mr. Beck is ready to tackle any request that you bring to him and he’ll do so enthusiastically. i recommend this teacher to anybody that is ready to take guitar lessons or even just considering it. He has state of the art technology in his studio and continues to update his equipment regularly. i will have to say though my favorite part about Craig Beck’s Guitar Studio is just in the past four years i have made an amazing friend. He always builds a relationship with his students and that is the reason that i have been so heavily influenced by him. Seriously if anyone is considereing guitar lessons in the Santa Clarita valley, then go to Craig. HE’S THE BEST!
Tyler D | Santa Clarita, CA

I have been Craig’s student for 18 months. My initial goal in taking guitar lessons was to learn fingerpicking styles. I was 70 years old at the time. I could play a few chords but had never taken a guitar lesson previously in my life. I was initially apprehensive about signing up for music lessons at my age. I thought an instructor would not take me seriously. I was very wrong in Craig’s case. He has taught me fingerpicking and much more. Above all, he made me interested in progressing to soloing, learning scales and licks. Craig is an excellent professional. He makes learning to play guitar fun. He is patient and has a clarity for teaching that enables the student to understand music theory in simple terms. I have seen students of every age group walk out of his studio. My class might follow a 7 year old fellow student, or a teenager, or grown up men and women. Craig has made me love the guitar much more than I did before I took my first lesson with him. I am no longer intimidated when I pick up the guitar, or playing in front of family and friends. He has given me the confidence to do so. I feel like something was missing in my day if I have failed to pick up the guitar and practiced. I owe that to Craig.
Art H | Newhall, CA

I have been receiving guitar lessons from Craig for almost three years now. With his teaching skills you learn so much. It is at your own speed to your choice of song that you want to learn. His knowledge on the art of the guitar is very advanced and he can teach you to play songs in different ways that accommodate anybody’s style/ability to learn. I have had guitar lessons with other places and have not learned near as much as what I have at Craig Beck Guitar Studio in Santa Clarita, CA. I highly recommend him.
Georgia S | Santa Clarita, CA

Simply put, Craig is amazing! If you’ve been looking for someone to teach you or your child the guitar or bass, stop! Your search has ended. You are not going to find a better person or instructor than Craig Beck and there is no faster (or fun) way to learn guitar. I know because I had dabbled in guitar for years and was “self-taught”. I grew up reading tab books and later watching YouTube videos to hone my skills. I grew frustrated as I plateaued pretty quickly. Sure, I could play but I never really seemed to get any better. I could never emulate my guitar heroes. I hit a wall I could not break through. Enter Craig Beck…in less than a few months Craig’s taken my fumbling fingers and trained them to play Dream Theater! If you know who that band is, you know what a monumental accomplishment that is! No video or tab book could EVER do that for me. It’s amazing really. I will sometimes find myself asking “did I just play that?!” Under Craig’s expert guidance, my guitar skills have gotten to the point where my 11 yr old son actually likes to come into the room and listen to me practice. That’s crazy! Craig’s taught me everything from vicious soloing to emotional finger-picking. It’s insane to think how far I’ve come in just a few months! I can’t wait to see where I’m at in a couple years! Guitar has always been fun but Craig has made it a passion of mine. Thank you Craig!!!
Jon M | Valencia, CA

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Teaching Guitar is my passion and I am extremely grateful to be able to do it every day.

A Little Bit About Me

I’ve been playing guitar for 37 years and giving guitar lessons for the last 28 years. I built my custom guitar studio at my home in Valencia, CA so my morning commute is about a 10 second walk! We should all be so lucky. I love teaching guitar and bass to students from all over Santa Clarita and Southern California. If you want to learn guitar, I’d love to help you achieve your musical goals. Contact me today for guitar lessons tomorrow!

I teach all music styles including Blues, Country, Jazz, Folk, Classic Rock, Alt Rock, Death Metal, Hair Metal, Reggae and even cartoon soundtracks. I provide guitar and bass lessons to students as young as six years old. My Santa Clarita guitar instruction studio is open Monday through Friday and guitar lessons are available as late as 8PM. Click the button below to learn more about the studio I use to teach guitar classes, a whole lot more about me and the history behind all of it.

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You, a Guitar and Practice

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22118 Alaya Dr, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, United States

(661) 296-8685
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Have a question about taking guitar lessons? Looking for a guitar instructor in Santa Clarita to teach you how to play your favorite songs? Are you a guitar player that’s interested in learning music theory? Contact me today for guitar lessons tomorrow.

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