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Lesson Overview

Guitar Lessons Orange County instructor Mitchell Townsend has garnered more than two decades of experience as a professional recording and performing musician. With students ranging in age from 7 to 70, he now maintains a full schedule of guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, lap steel and ukulele students throughout Orange County, California.



Lesson length

There are multiple lessons lengths to choose from, offering flexibility according to a student’s goals as well as their own personal scheduling needs.

60 min:

The most sensible and effective lesson length for students of all levels who wish to progress at their most capable pace. 

Also available: 120 minutes, for students without weekly time constraints who wish to progress as swiftly as possible and are willing to dedicate the added time to do so.

30 min:

Recommended for students ages 12 and under. 

15 min:

Primarily available for more experienced players looking for quick consultation and guidance with any technical abilities they wish to introduce into their playing as well as the abilities they have already developed.

Lesson location

Lessons take place in a private music studio in Eastside Costa Mesa. In-home lessons are also available for an added commute charge.

In-studio lessons

Lessons take place in a private music studio in Eastside Costa Mesa. This is the best location option in regard to students being able to focus without distraction and is also the most ideal in terms of flexibility of scheduling. Practice amplifiers are available for student use. Parents are welcome to sit-in on lessons whenever they wish, coffee is available for parent use.

In-home lessons

Lessons take place in the student’s home. Availability for in-home lessons is dependant on travel-distance and there is an added commute charge per lesson.

Online lessons

Lessons take place via Skype or Facetime at the student’s location of choice anywhere in the world with a wifi connection. A very effective option for any student where commute for in-person lessons is either a challenge or is simply not possible.

Video lessons

Customized video lessons are available for students who wish to learn something specific such as a song but would like to be able to work on the lesson on their own time, free of scheduling. HD quality video lessons are filmed personally for each student and arrive in their email via download link.

Lesson content

Learn more about how lesson approaches for each instrument are designed:

Cancellation policy

Students have the flexibility of being able to cancel or reschedule a lesson by simply providing notice 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the lesson. Notice given within 24 hours requires the lesson to be paid in full

Stop by and meet me for a free consultation

Contact me any time and we can arrange for you to stop by my studio to meet in person and discuss what you are looking to get out of music lessons. An in-person conversation about your own personal goals with playing an instrument is always better than staring at a page on the internet. Come down and say hello.