The California Conservatory of Guitar Santa Clara, CA

We strive to provide an exemplary musical education by means of a thorough and inspiring music curriculum. Supplementing the student's weekly private lessons are bimonthly musicianship and theory courses, group classes, and ensemble classes. Student's are also given the opportunity to perform each semester, to attend faculty recitals and masterclasses by visiting artists. This develops a community at the California Conservatory of Guitar that is exciting, fun and motivating.

The faculty at the CCG are all committed to the idea that all young students have great potential, which can be developed and nurtured through the Suzuki approach to music education. When given the right environment to excel, the results are tremendous. Because of CCG's caring and experienced faculty; a well-rounded, thought-out curriculum; and a positive, nurturing atmosphere, we present a school that allows our students to reach their full potential.
Lessons Offered
  • Guitar
Areas Served
Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Mountain View, Cupertino
Contact Information
Contact Person Christopher Mallett, Robert Miller
E-mail Address
Phone Number (408) 844-8300
City Santa Clara, CA
Zip Code 95054
Address 2905 Stender Way Unit 72
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The Suzuki method began to be develop over 50 years ago by the Japanese violinist, Shinici Suzuki, when he exclaimed to a group of friends, "All Japanese children speak Japanese!" What seems like an obvious observation led him down a path teaching music with a "mother-tongue approach." All children learn to speak their native language with utmost fluency. What a talent! The "mother-tonque approach" teaches music with the same fundamentals as language acquisition: repetition, encouragment, imitation, and constant exposure.
There are several options for students who are 10 years or older and would like to take guitar lessons. Families have the option to still take Suzuki lessons, but also have the choice of taking traditional classical guitar lessons. If you choose to take traditional lessons, parents do not have to take the parent education course and do not have to attend the private lesson.
We have many adult students who come to us from many different backgrounds with respect to the classical guitar. Some want to learn along side their child to better help them throughout their musical development, other adults were once guitar students themselves, and some have just decided it's time to play an instrument (we are happy that they picked the right one).
Key People
Robert Miller
Robert Miller
Robert Miller has performed throughout the United States and Europe. His performances have been described as, "intense, emotional and graceful" by the Rochester City Newspaper.
Christopher Mallett
Christopher Mallett
Christopher Mallett is gaining recognition as oneof America's promising up and coming classical guitarists whose style has been called "Mesmerizing" by the Oberlin Review.
Mason Fish
Mason Fish
Mason Fishreceived his Bachelor's degree as well as a performance certificate from theEastman School of Musicwhere he studied with renowned guitarist, Nicholas Goluses. Mason is currently pursuing his Master's degree in music performance at theSan Francisco Conservatory of Musicwith Grammy award-winning classical guitarist Sergio Assad.
Matt Linder
Matt Linder
Winner of the 2008 Wesleyan University Concerto Competition and 2011 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Guitar/Harp ConcertoCompetition,Matthew Holmes-Linder has concertized all over the United States and Europe, including performances at Washington DC's Kennedy Center and San Francisco's Herbst Theater. As a founding member of Mobius Trio,Matthas helped commission over a dozen new works for guitar trio and performed them all over the country. As an educator,Matthas given master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music'sPreparatoryDivision, Cornish College, and Western Washington University.
  • Astor Piazzolla: Lo Que Vendra
    Astor Piazzolla: Lo Que Vendra
    DuoSF (Christopher Mallett and Robert Miller) perform Astor Piazzolla's Lo Que Vendra arranged for two guitars by Aussel-Estrada.
  • Ponce, Concierto del Sur - Mason Fish, Guitarist
    Ponce, Concierto del Sur - Mason Fish, Guitarist
    Mason Fish plays the Ponce guitar concerto "Concierto del Sur" with the Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra on March 24, 2008. This is a clip from the first movement of the concerto. Mason is playing a 7-string guitar custom-made by luthier, Gregory Byers.
  • Vals, Opus 8, No. 4.m2ts
    Vals, Opus 8, No. 4.m2ts
    Sean Keegan, 14, plays Vals, Opus 8/ No.4 by Augustin Barrios.
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