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Get pro guitar chops with our Guitar Award

Guitar Award

Learn to play guitar like a pro

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Find out about our LA School, the programs we offer, and how we can help you follow your passion, make better music, and build the industry career you want. Every Open House includes a Free Expert Masterclass and Ableton Live raffle giveaway.

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Overview

Learn to perform like a professional guitarist with our six-month Guitar Award program. You’ll be taught in small groups to maximize your learning potential in two college-level courses, Essential Guitar Skills and Creative Guitar Skills. As a graduate you’ll come away with the power to deliver incredible guitar performances on stage or in a studio, and you'll join a global alumni community with the likes of Point Blank London graduate and X-Factor winner Leona Lewis. Learn from professional guitarists in groups of just 16 students or less, and get the benefit of focused guitar instruction.


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

Point Blank LA 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 to start your singing career today!

Key Info

Duration 6 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • July 8
  • September 30
  • January 13
  • April 14
  • July 14
Weekly timetable One 2-hour class each week for 20 weeks. Daytime, evening & weekend slots available. Contact us for details.
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COURSES

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
  • Acoustic Guitarist
  • Electric Guitarist
  • Touring Guitarist

  • Studio Guitarist
  • Band Member
  • Music Performer
  • Performer

  • Recording Artist
  • Guitar Instructor
  • Private Guitar Teacher
  • Jazz Guitarist

I just want to say what an amazing, enlightening experience it was to study at Point Blank. Not just gaining the knowledge, but also the know-how, expertise, and help from the instructors. - Joana, Point Blank student

Global Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Latin Grammy Award nominee Bryan Dotel has had great success as a Tropical Reggaeton producer 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.

Tuition

Fees (US) Saving over monthly installments
$1,490 payment in full $150
$200 reg fee + $695 per term $50
$200 reg fee + $240 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.

If you pay tuition in full upon enrollment, you save up to 20% over installment plans. See the enrollment process for more details.

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 course within in this program, class meets once per week for 4 hours (with a 15-minute break included) at one of the following session times:

10:00am – 2:00pm (Morning Session)

2:30pm – 6:30pm (Afternoon Session)

7:00pm – 11:00pm (Evening Session)

Some programs contain up to 4 courses per quarter, so check the "Key Info" section on each program page to see how many classes you'll be attending each week. Classes are scheduled before the start of each quarter; call (323) 594-8740 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use six to seven days a week (depending on the quarterly course schedule), giving you valuable studio time to make your music and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

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