Mendoza's Guitar Studio Guitar Lessons in South Bend, IN
Mendoza's Guitar Studio is the longest established guitar teaching facility in Michiana, producing professional and recreational guitarists since 1964. Styles taught are classical, rock, blues, and country. We teach students on nylon string classical, electric, and steel string acoustic guitars.
Our five decades of teaching experience has demonstrated that the best players develop from learning to play classical guitar. It provides the strongest foundation of technique, music reading skills, and theory.
We also understand that everyone has their own musical tastes, and Mendoza's will work with you and your concept of what great guitar playing is. From someone who enjoys strumming chords to classical artist, we have the experience and professionalism to guide you.
Gerry Zubko, guitarist, is a 1982 graduate of Indiana University at South Bend with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He studied guitar under Mendoza's Studio founder Richard Wisner, who began the guitar program at IUSB. Gerry began teaching at Mendoza's in 1980, and also performs classical guitar at special events and weddings.
Dean started playing guitar in 1964 after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. He learned from friends and played mostly by ear. Dean realized he needed more structure in his playing so in 1974 he began studying the classical guitar with Richard Wisner at Mendoza's.
Mendoza's was founded in 1948 by Howard and Olga Beisel as "Mendoza Camera Shop." The business continued until Howard's death in 1961. Olga continued to run the business and later married Richard Wisner. That's when Mendoza's Guitars began in 1964 as a guitar shop and teaching studio
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