San Diego Guitar Teacher
San Diego Guitar Teacher
San Diego Guitar Teacher
San Diego Guitar Teacher

“Every one of my lessons is tailored to teach you exactly what you want to learn.
Anyone can learn a song through a book, but I can guide you through confusing musical concepts and terminology that players often get hung up on”.

Richard Hernandez started his studies in music at age 11. Initially, he played the oboe in his middle school concert band for 3 years; where he learned music theory, rhythm, how to read music, and how to interact with other musicians in a band setting.

As a teenager, Richard became passionate about guitar and applied his knowledge to the instrument.
At age 15 he formed a band called Calavera and won Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Battle of the Bands a year later. For the next several years they played countless shows around the North County area.

To further his musical studies Richard completed Music Theory courses at MiraCosta college. At the same time he was gaining a guitar-centric perspective to music theory through lessons from Seth Hollander.

Richard is still fired up about all things music. His knowledge of guitar is constantly growing due to a never-ending research of theory books, music, and musical equipment. Richard continues to inspire and motivate others through his personal compositions, wicked guitar playing, and his teachings.

StyleSubjects Taught

Jazz, Pop, Blues, Rock, Metal, Reggae, Shred


Ear Training, Reading Music, Composition, Music Theory, Advanced Shred Guitar, Solo Construction, Audio Engineering, Performance, Excercises



Ibanez Guitars, Mesa Boogie Amps, D’Addario Strings, Dimarzio Pickups

Locations I Teach

San Diego, Carlsbad, Escondido, Del Mar, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Jefferies Ranch, La Costa, Leucadia, Murrieta, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, San Elijo Hills, Solana Beach, Temecula, Bonsall, SDSU, Camp Pendleton


Angus Young and ACDC, Van Halen, Steve Morse and The Dixie Dregs, Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Chic Corea, Alex Hutchings, John Petrucci and Dream Theater, Andy Timmons, Mattias Ia Eklundh, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, John McLaughlin, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yes, Toni Iommi and Black Sabbath, Queen, Jimmy Page, Ewan Dobson, Joe Robinson, Chet Atkins, Alexi Laiho and Children Of Bodom, Slayer, Marty Friedman and Megadeth, Motorhead, Diamond Head, Duke Ellington… This list can honestly go on with many different artists from different genres.


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