Flavio Cucchi - Guitar Recital
"From Vivaldi to Chick Corea"
Take private Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Ukulele, Violin, Bass, Banjo, and Lap Steel in San Diego from experienced, friendly, and professional instructors at Paper Moon Music.
Whether you are interested in a specific style or simply want to learn the basics, Paper Moon's private music lessons in San Diego allow you to learn Guitar, Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Ukulele, Violin, Bass, Banjo, and even lap steel guitar at your own pace. Lessons are tailored to your musical interests and needs. Play your favorite songs, learn to improvise, or learn to read music and understand music theory. You can learn to play styles like Rock, Jazz, Classical, Flamenco, Latin, Folk, Country, and more! Our music lessons studio hosts frequent concerts and for those interested in honing their performance skills, our Recitals allow you to perform for other students in a fun, low pressure environment.
"Excellent instruction and fun. Just a great environment to learn. Thanks to everyone at Paper Moon Music!" - Stephan C.
"Paper Moon is a great community of support to help people enrich their lives through the understanding and practice of music." - Ben S.
"Talented, patient instructors who really know their stuff. They don't teach straight out of books like a lot of instructors." - Brady J.
The most qualified instructors.
Our teachers are all university-trained with tons of performing experience. Not only that, Paper Moon instructors are friendly, professional, and dedicated to learning about your music goals and helping you achieve them, while playing the style of music you want to learn. With multiple teachers per instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs.
Widest range of lesson times available - for kids to retirees and working professionals.
Don't have a 9 to 5 job? Perfect! We teach from the mid-morning all the way through the evening, so if you're retired or have a day off during the week, we can accommodate your schedule! If you are a home school parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our morning and lunch time lesson spots.
Excellence in learning since 2004. Paper Moon Music has stood the test of time, teaching hundreds and hundreds of students over the years. We have a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, ukulele, banjo, and bass lessons in San Diego year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons; visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying - our stellar reviews and satisfied customers attest to our dedication to teaching music.
A comfortable waiting lounge for students and parents. Relax while you wait for your child or warm-up for your lesson in our lobby/lounge with comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, and magazines. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.
Technologically advanced and fully-stocked music lesson rooms!
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, smart phone/tablet connections and more. All you need to bring is your instrument (or we can even rent you an instrument if you don't yet have one). Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson in addition to your instrument!
Recitals for performing experience.
We offer biannual recitals for a low-pressure, non-mandatory opportunity to play in front of an audience and meet other like-minded music students. Recitals provide a terrific opportunity to work toward a goal and hone one's performance skills. Our recitals feature students of all ages and many instruments.
Paper Moon Music does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose: we only want students who truly want to be here, so we will not commit you to a long-term contract.
Located in beautiful Point Loma near the merge of Interstate 8 and Interstate 5, we are easily accessible from these freeways. With coffee shops and fine dining nearby, many of our students make a day of their music lessons and enjoy nearby Ocean Beach, Sunset Cliffs, go for a surf or swim, and enjoy an evening out. On Wednesdays you can shop the OB Farmers Market just minutes from the studio.
All Ages and All Levels Welcome!
Lessons are first come, first served so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
"As the General Sales Manager at Mark's Guitar Exchange San Diego, I always send my new customers to Paper Moon. THE best place for all ages to learn a stringed instrument. Great environment and great teachers who share the same principles we use here: kindness & patience." - Jeff L, Mark's Guitar Exchange
"My three children wanted to play different instruments and there are so many instructors at Paper Moon Music, it was very easy for us to choose a time and date to fit our busy schedule. The teachers have always been very positive and encouraging to all of my children!" - Jane O., Point Loma
Upcoming Paper Moon Music Concert:
Flavio Cucchi - Guitar Recital
"From Vivaldi to Chick Corea"
From Florence, Italy, join us for an evening of classical guitar with maestro Flavio Cucchi featuring classic and contemporary works from Vivaldi to Chick Corea and beyond!
One of the most reknown and admired Italian guitarists" (Il Fronimo), Flavio Cucchi has given hundreds of recitals in Europe, America, Asia and Australia in addition to participating in radio and TV shows for the some of the biggest world-wide broadcasting corporations (the BBC, RAI, ZDF, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Televisa Mexico, Television Corporation of Singapore, Radio Praga, and others).
As a soloist, he has played in over then 30 European cities and he is regularly invited by the major festivals all over the world.
Winner of international competitions he started his international career as a contemporary music specialist: he has played the world premiere of Sestina d'Autunno by Petrassi and many modern masterpieces as Boulez "Marteau sains maitre" (at the Scala di Milano), Henze's "Cimarron" etc.. He has also participated in several operas by Bussotti, Berio etc.
He is one of the first Italian guitarists to popularize the compositions of Leo Brouwer, who wrote: "Flavio Cucchi's perfect tone and virtuoso approach is serving marvellously to a panorama of my music".
Many composers have been inspired to write for Flavio including the famous pianist Chick Corea who wrote: "Ever since I first heard Flavio play the guitar I've been a big fan. His playing is simply filled with Beauty. I want to play the guitar like this."
He is a professor at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "Pietro Mascagni" of Livorno since 1985 and held also Masterclasses in USA, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Russia, Sweden etc. for the most important music societies.
The Poet Yusef Komunyakaa (Pulitzer prize 1994), dedicated to him "Ode to the guitar" presented at Genova International Festival of Poetry.
He has recorded over 15 CDs and he is Artistic Director of Guitar Media Collection.
"…every instructor is extremely talented and knowledgeable. Studio is cozy and clean and you feel welcomed and comfortable right away. So glad we found this place...I can't imagine us anywhere else." - Angela J, La Jolla
"I was a bit anxious at first given my old age, but soon realized there were other students at Paper Moon that were of my same age, or older, and everybody in between me and the teenagers. The music studio is first class, comfortable, and conducive to learning. Most rewarding activity I've undertaken in years." - Matt D., San Diego
"Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be one of your students! All I knew was a few open chords and about three scales, and now I feel that I have improved my guitar skills by 200%!" - Garrett K
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Located in San Diego's Point Loma area at
4051 Voltaire St., Suite D, San Diego, CA. 92107 info@PaperMoonMusic.com