These guys have been great! I found them on Google and hit the jackpot. My son needed guitar lessons and it was perfect the way they deliver lessons. I'm busy working and Chris comes to give lessons at the house. My son looks forward to each lesson and is progressing so fast. Chris is always on time, professional, communicative, and above all a great teacher. We will be sticking with them for the long haul. 

Adam D. Laguna Niguel, CA Winter 2023

Chris is an outstanding teacher that I would highly recommend.  He is very patient and teaches clearly, making it fun and easy to follow along.  It's been a dream of mine to play guitar and I couldn't have chosen a better person to be my instructor.  If you want to learn how to play this instrument the correct way, choose Chris!!! A++++
Cary R.   Lake Forest, CA  Fall 2022

I highly recommend South County Studios. I am a beginner guitar student that started learning off the Internet and I quickly found that was just not cutting it and I needed in-person instruction. I spent some time searching for a suitable company/Instructor and came across South County Studios. When I contacted South County Studios, they took the time understanding the type of music I prefer, the level I was current at, my goals, etc. and I was connected with an incredibly talented instructor...

Brian V.   Aliso Viejo, CA  Fall 2021

Keith is great.  I've been taking a lesson with him for a few months now.  I just learned something amazing.  I know how to find all major & minor chords along the fret of the guitar!  He's patient and answers all questions.  I enjoy the time learning guitar from him.

Mike L.   Laguna Hills, CA  Fall 2020

My 7-year-old son has been taking private guitar lessons with Chris for a little over a now. He has made a ton of progress and still enjoys the lessons. We love it. Chris is very knowledgeable and patient. He comes to our house, which is convenient, and he's flexible with our schedule. He's a good teacher and I have already recommended him to several of my son's friends.

Jesse C.   Mission Viejo, CA  Spring 2019

​I've been taking guitar lessons from Keith for about 3 years now.  It's been a great experience.  Keith is an outstanding musician and an excellent teacher.  He is versatile and can teach many different styles from blues to rock and even flamenco. I know my guitar playing is progressing nicely and I highly recommend Keith and South County Studios.

Christian R.   Dana Point     Spring 2018

I started taking guitar lessons with Chris in December 2016. From the very start, he was very accommodating with regards to my schedule and learning goals.  His lessons incorporate book learning, weekly homework, and random songs from artists I regularly listen to. This makes the lessons not only fun, but challenging.  I'm fully engaged in the process and couldn't be happier with my progression.  

Thank you ... for a great experience!

Amir R.     Ladera Ranch, CA     Summer 2017

I am an adult student and I have been taking lessons from Chris for 9 months. He is a great teacher and tailors his approach to the student's goals. We have worked on electric as well as classic finger style technique. I had no prior musical experience and am now reading music. I highly recommend him as a guitar teacher and a good guy.
Marc B.    Irvine     
Summer 2016    

Keith is an exceptional instructor/musician. I took lessons from him several years ago and would highly recommend him. I was playing and singing in no time, he made it a very enjoyable experience! The reviews are true! He's one of, if not, the BEST in the business!
Michelle N.     Laguna Hills      Summer 2016

My son lives with me during the summer and this was the perfect studio for the flexibility we needed.  Keith easily accommodated us for the time frame that Josh was able to take lessons. There were no sign up fees or long term contract to sign. This enticed us to arrange for lessons, but once we got to the studio and met Chris, we were really happy with our choice.
Chris and my son hit it off from the start and even though he could only take 4 lessons, Chris taught him as much as he could in the short time they worked together.  I am certain that Josh will continue with lessons after he returns home because of the great introduction that Chris provided him.
Thanks to Keith and Chris, what great guys to work with!  You can count on us contacting you again next summer.
Shannon L.    Lake Forest, CA      Summer 2016

My son and I came here for guitar lessons over the course of a few years. What stood out was we didn't just learn riffs and songs, but always had the option to learn musical concepts including scales and music theory.  We both advanced pretty quickly.
All in all it was a good experience and I'd definitely go back.

Brian A.    Laguna Niguel, CA    Winter 2016

My 8yr old son has been taking guitar lessons with Chris for about two months now, and we couldn't be happier. My son looks forward to his weekly lessons and has learned tremendously from Chris in such a short period of time. He's motivating and very patient with kids. Highly recommend these guys to meet your musical goals!

Helen L.    Ladera Ranch, CA   Winter 2016

Took lessons from Keith here for about a year... Great philosophy as a teacher.  He lets the student dictate the agenda, making helpful suggestions along the way to make sure that it's a useful agenda.  This kept me interested.  Instead of drilling me with theory (which he gladly would of if that's what I was interested in), he let me bring in songs I wanted to work on, he would help me with bits that id been writing, or we would just jam out a bit.  He'd normally challenge me... we'd work on something out of my comfort zone, be it theory or a new picking pattern or improvising, but he never forced it down my throat.  It allowed me to really play guitar for the reason that initially made me pick it up.  I would definitely recommend Keith and his studios.  If you have a love for music, working with Keith will make you realize it fully.
Noah M.    Laguna Niguel, CA   Winter 2015

Instructor Chris does an excellent job with our two sons' lessons.  Over the past year, the kids have grown in their love and knowledge of the guitar.

Meredith C.     Laguna Niguel, CA    Summer 2015


Chris has been giving me in home guitar lessons for over three years now (part of my mid-life crisis) and my 9 year old son for 2 years. He even helped him prepare for the school talent show where my son and his friend performed a guitar duet. Chris is a great guy; passionate, knowledgeable and patient. He not only has the skills as a teacher but practical knowledge having an extensive performance background for both guitar and vocals and is able to not only teach music but music concepts. He is our guitar teacher and also a friend!  If you need someone who is great with adults and kids, look no further.
John D.    Laguna Niguel, CA      Summer 2015

My "14" year old son has been taking "in home" electric guitar lessons with Chris for a couple of years now.  From the very first lesson, Chris has been professional, kind, friendly and always on time.  Chris knows how to speak with teens as well as with parents and he has always been accommodating to us.  I would highly recommend Chris as a guitar instructor for a child or an adult.
Genny C.    San Juan Capistrano, CA    Spring 2014

Great Teacher! - Keith is one of the few teachers who understands how to spot what excites a student about the guitar, teach it to them, and simultaneously provide the fundamentals needed to play any style of guitar well.

Kirk Tatnall - Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book Author    Winter 2014

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