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Rancho Canyon Music's Guitar Instructors



Paul Cruz - Bass Guitar, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Ukulele

Paul started playing music at the age of 16 with a bass given to him by his father. Later on that year (2003) he joined the Rancho Canyon Music front desk staff and eventually became the front desk manager. After four years of working in the shop Paul started teaching outside the store, then at the school during Guitar Summer Camp. He quickly started getting requests to teach at RCM, and he’s been teaching here ever since!

Paul has played in original bands and has played venues including the Coach House, Chain Reaction, and the Whiskey A Go-Go, among many others! Paul has recently taken a break from playing in bands to focus on his students but still attends various “Jam Nights” around town and can be found on Sundays playing at Hope Crossing Church in San Juan Capistrano!

His dad is Bobby Cruz, a well known local professional musician, who has previously played and recorded with the Righteous Brothers, and currently plays at Saddleback Church in the "Overdrive" Tent.

Paul's standard tuition rate is $35 per lesson - 1 lesson each week for 30 minutes.
Please call us at (949) 589-7688 for availability and more specific tuition questions.


David Wright

David Wright - Guitar, Bass Guitar

David has been teaching in Southern California for over 20 years. Since his studies at Fullerton College and U.C. Irvine, he has spent his time teaching Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Composition, as well as performing as a solo artist and in various rock and jazz ensembles. His acoustic guitar CD, "Americana", on Casierra Records has won critical acclaim. He now keeps a busy schedule teaching, performing, composing (with Kevin Tullius of the L.A. Jazz Quartet and Trio Lesento) and doing occasional film work (in the soon to be released "The Clean and the Narrow"). David has recently collaborated with Frank Sibley on the companion CD to the instruction book, "Jazz Guitar Solos".

David joined the Rancho Canyon Music staff in 2003.

David's standard tuition rate is $35 per lesson - 1 lesson each week for 30 minutes.
Please call us at (949) 589-7688 for availability and more specific tuition questions.

Rancho Canyon Music features Bass lessons for students age 4 - up, Bass lessons in all styles, all levels, from beginner to advanced. We serve Bass lesson students in Rancho Santa Margarita, Trabuco Canyon, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Ladera Ranch, Portola Hills, Lake Forest and communities in the surrounding areas including zip codes 92688, 92679, 92630, 92610, 92672, 92673, 92675, 92677, 92678, 92691, 92692, 92694

All tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

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