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Work up your guitar chops at PB

Guitar Skills - Level 2

Go further with your guitar chops

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Overview

In Guitar Skills - Level 2, you’ll go deeper with practical guitar techniques and your overall musicianship. Get your musical ideas onto the guitar by studying things like extended chords, exotic scales, lead guitar approaches, voicings, inversions, blues patterns, alternate tunings, improvisation, and more. Play charts for popular songs before writing your own creative guitar parts. Class meets for two hours per week for a period of 10 weeks, guided by a pro guitar instructor in small groups. Once you've learned the guitar skills shared by professional guitarists and producers, your own music is sure to improve.


Join a global alumni community with the likes of PB London graduate Leona Lewis and get exclusive masterclasses from the likes of Mark de Clive-Lowe, Laura Escude (Jay Z, Kanye West), Daddy Kev (Low End Theory) and Jimmy Mac (Lorde). We offer direct support from Admissions Advisors throughout the enrollment process, so call us with any questions.

Space is limited to just 16 students in each class, so Enroll Now to save your spot!

Point Blank is proud to offer partner discounts and exclusive features to students in our LA School. Call a college Admissions Advisor now at (323) 594-8740 or Contact Us and take your guitar chops to the next level.

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • April 8
  • July 8
  • September 30
  • January 13
  • April 14
Weekly timetable One 2-hour class each week for 10 weeks. Daytime, evening & weekend slots open. Contact us for details.
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I had an amazing time studying at Point Blank. The staff were very friendly and my instructor was very good at explaining everything in great detail. It's just a shame its come to an end. - Joseph, Point Blank student

Expert Instructors

Marko DeSantis

Lead guitarist and co-songwriter for Sugarcult, who hit the Top 40 Billboard charts three times and sold 1M+ units worldwide. Music videos on MTV & CNN, toured on bills with Green Day & Blink 182.

Chloe O'Brien

AKA Neia Jane, Chloe is an alternative rock/pop singer, songwriter, and producer and graduate of Berklee College of Music, studied Songwriting and Music Business. She released her debut album “Magic & Honey” in 2019 and has been releasing new music ever since.

Daniel Brummel

Multi-instrumentalist producer, recorded & toured with Weezer, Nada Surf, Spain, Ozma, Sanglorians, and more. Bachelor's & master's degrees in music from UCLA & Cal State LA. Composer for Lifetime TV show American Princess.

Jaron Lopez

Multi-instrumentalist composer on guitar, bass, keyboard, and electronics who works in an electro jazz fusion style. Studied at Berklee, U of Maryland, & U of North Texas. Peep his recent record "Odd Times."

Linda Good

Composer, songwriter, producer, who co-founded alternative pop band The Twigs. Multi-instrumentalist on keyboard, voice, guitar, bass, uke, and perc. Toured with Jane’s Addiction, The Mars Volta, Lisa Marie Presley, Bitter:Sweet, others.

Nathaniel Nutter

Nathaniel Nutter writes and produces under the name Savah and Lost Triibe, and has performed music for over 10 years. He has accrued millions of streams on his independent releases on Spotify and has over 5 years of music teaching experience.

Career Opportunities

  • Musician/Performer
  • Electric Guitarist
  • Touring Guitarist

  • Studio Guitarist
  • Band Member
  • Music Performer

  • Recording Artist
  • Guitar Teacher
  • Jazz Guitarist

Tuition

Fees (US) Saving over monthly installments
$895 payment in full $90
$100 reg fee + balance of $795 $90
$100 reg fee + $295 per month
See details during the enrollment process. Monthly installment plans are subject to a 5% convenience fee which is already included in the price shown above.

Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Recently nominated for a Latin Grammy Award, Tropical Reggaeton producer Bryan Dotel has had great success after graduating from PBLA, including amassing more than a million views on YouTube.

Cathleen Cher

Cathleen has been dancing all her life & already accomplished a bunch of amazing things while studying at PB. She toured with Kanye West as part of his creative team and is a DJ and classically trained pianist.

Travis Holcombe

PBLA Certificate student Travis is a KCRW DJ spinning lost un-classics, playful electronics, spine-snapping breaks and a quirky selection of mind-melting grooves by the pound. Served fresh weekly.

Gina Cat

PBLA graduate Gina holds residencies in top California night clubs, tours internationally & plays festivals around the world from Rhythm & Vines in New Zealand, to Soundwave Canada & Burning Man.

Kamel Omais

Kamel aka Dead-Tones is Guy Gerber’s protege, personal assistant and tour manager. Over Summer he is based in Ibiza as Rumours' main resident, and has releases on labels including Kindisch, Motek, Dialtones Records.

Nicole Moudaber

Studied DJing at PB. Carl Cox: “I've been following her for years. She's amazing.” Residencies in Ibiza, Ministry & releases on VIVa Music & Plastic City show Nicole’s doing things her way.

Loren Granic

Co-founder of 'A Club Called Rhonda', has organized parties in LA & beyond for the past 8 years. Known for its stylish crowd and underground vibe, Rhonda hosts up-and-coming DJs and artists alike.

FAQs

What equipment do I need to buy?

None at all! Every Point Blank student has access to their own fully-equipped workstation in class and during their practical studio work outside of class time. If you decide to purchase equipment for your own home studio, we will be happy to help you arrange student discounts from our leading industry partners including Apple, Ableton, Pioneer, Native Instruments, Serato, Izotope, Waves, and more.

When are the classes scheduled?

For each 10-week Piano Keyboard Skills course, classes normally meet once per week for 2 hours on:

Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm (Morning Session)

Class schedules are confirmed and released two weeks prior to the start of each quarter. Please call (323) 594-8740 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use seven days a week, giving you valuable time in the studio to practice your keyboard exercises and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

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