GUITAR PROGRAM

MI’s Guitar Studies Program is designed to develop professional level technique and musicianship through performance-intensive and total immersion experiences. See firsthand why we are one of the best colleges with guitar programs.

GUITAR PROGRAM

MI’s Guitar Studies Program is designed to develop professional level technique and musicianship through performance-intensive and total immersion experiences. See firsthand why we are one of the best colleges with guitar programs.

THE LEADER IN GUITAR INSTRUCTION

In 1977, the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) revolutionized contemporary music education with the first full-time program to offer hands-on professional training for the electric guitarist. Over three decades later, MI remains the leader in guitar education, besting other colleges for guitar players, with a unique system that combines technical, creative and professional development in a performance-based program.

At MI, you learn from a proven curriculum taught by the best guitar instructors in the world, augmented by visiting artists’ seminars, concerts, and lessons from some of the greatest players in contemporary music. At our guitar music college, you get to network with other players, find your creative voice, and get the training you need to become the player you have always dreamed of being.

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Bachelor of Music

Associate of Arts

Certificate in Music Performance

Non-Certificate

CAREER OPTIONS

In addition to the many general music-related classes and electives offered at MI, the Guitar Program provides grads with the essential knowledge and skills that lead to such options as:

PERFORMER
ACCOMPANIST (STUDIO OR LIVE)
ARRANGER
BAND MEMBER
SONGWRITER
MUSIC DIRECTOR

TRANSCRIBER
COPYIST
MUSIC SUPERVISOR
PRODUCT REP
GUITAR TEACHER

CURRICULUM

  • Trains students in the full spectrum of contemporary guitar skills, with core classes including Guitar Technique, Guitar Performance, Guitar Reading, Harmony/Theory/Ear Training
  • The best guitar music school for guitar offers extensive stylistic and conceptual electives including Funk Guitar, Guitar Effects, Metal Guitar, Recording Guitar, Rock Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Modern Jazz Concepts, Guitar Workout, Melodic Soloing, Country Guitar, Shred Guitar, Advanced Groove Concepts, Blues Guitar and Acoustic Guitar.

  • Develop stage-ready live performing skills in contemporary styles from blues, jazz, and fusion to country, rock, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, reggae, funk, R&B, and hip hop.
  • Weekly one-hour private lessons

FEATURED FACULTY

Our music school for guitar boasts of an outstanding staff of Los Angeles guitarists who bring practical, up-to-date experience directly to the classroom. Regular concerts and clinics with top guitarists from around the world.

SCOTT HENDERSON
CREDITS: TRIBAL TECH, JOE ZAWINUL, CHICK COREA

DEAN BROWN
CREDITS: BILLY COBHAM, BRECKER BROTHERS, MARCUS MILLER

ALLEN HINDS
CREDITS: RANDY CRAWFORD, GINO VANELLI, ROBERTA FLACK

CARL VERHEYEN
CREDITS: SUPERTRAMP

FACILITIES

We believe that the best colleges with guitar programs should have the right facilities to promote and enhance the learning experience. Our guitar music college provides the following facilities:

  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped 24/7 practice facilities and computer labs with the latest industry standard equipment
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities
  • Multiple performance and recording studios available for student practice
  • Security on campus 24/7

SUCCESS STORIES

Success stories are a testament to how well the best music school for guitar players has helped students hone and develop their skills. Below are some of the success stories that prove why we are one of the best colleges for guitar players in the world.

PAUL GILBERT
CREDITS: MR.BIG, RACER X
 
SYNYSTER GATES
CREDITS: AVENGED SEVENFOLD
 
JOHN FRUSCIANTE
CREDITS: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

MATEUS ASATO
CREDITS: TORI KELLY

RAPHAEL MOREIRA
CREDITS: PINK, CHRISTINA AGUILERA
 
SCOTT HENDERSON
CREDITS: CHICK COREA, JOE ZAWINUL, TRIBAL TECH
 
JENNIFER BATTEN
CREDITS: MICHAEL JACKSON, JEFF BECK
 
JUSTIN DERRICO
CREDITS: PINK, THE VOICE NBC TV SERIES

WHY MI?

New Technology

MI offers a digital-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) curriculum, providing a comprehensive music education with exclusive downloadable eBooks available on any mobile platform.

Professional

Instructors are working professionals, touring and recording with top artists, who bring their experiences back to the classroom.

24-7 Access

Over 75 Private practice labs, 12 performance rehearsal rooms and 30 project recording studios are available for all your needs.

Hollywood Campus

MI’s state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the entertainment industry has a Concert Hall, computer labs, classrooms with full backline and a fully-equipped Music Library.

Personalized

Small class sizes, private lessons and Open Counseling sessions mean you get personalized attention and guidance from a variety of instructors.

All Music

500+ courses are offered every academic Quarter, covering a wide variety of core & elective subjects in music and the entertainment industry.

READY TO ROCK?

The first step in applying to any MI program is to complete an Application for Admission.

QUESTIONS?

Our admissions department is available to answer your questions, give us a call!

COURSE CATALOG

Program requirements, tuition for individual programs, and course information.