Seth Hollander began playing guitar in 1992, where he immediately became passionate about the instrument. At age 17, he recorded a professional quality recording with his high school band, Legacy. Through his teen years, he performed regularly at his church.
From 1998-2003, Seth studied music theory and recording arts at Mira Costa College, and played in countless local bands.
He won the San Marcos Guitar Center’s Guitarmageddon in 2003 and 2004.
In 2010, Seth played to 20,000+ people at the Loud Park Festival in Saitama, Japan with Holy Grail.
Seth has taught thousands of lessons since 2004, and also does guitar repairs and customization.
After receiving numerous requests for instrument lessons outside of his expertise, Seth created Mobile Music Teacher to bring high quality teachers to his clients. His school offers Piano, Drum, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and more.
One of the many benefits of being involved with the school is the ability to put on student recitals. Seth can be seen playing along side his students in bi-annual Rock Recitals. He will literally take you from the beginning steps to the stage.
“My friendly personality, lame jokes, and abundant guitar knowledge ensure that my lessons are fun,
and that we will have an amazing time.
I want to help my students to get where they want to be,
and can adapt my teaching style to suit any level of player.
I let my students guide me to the songs they want to play, whether it’s a new Disney teen group or the latest heavy metal band. My methods are simple and proven.
If you've tried guitar lessons before and put the guitar down - I'm the teacher for you.”
Patient & Knowledeagble
Great with Kids and Adults
Excellent Role Model and Friend
Paul Gilbert, Queen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paganini,
Chet Atkins, Bach, Mozart, Scott Joplin, Vivaldi, Grieg,
Vinnie Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Rodrigo y Gabriella,
Danny Gatton, Led Zeppelin, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Wagner, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Arch Enemy, Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Kiko Loureiro, Marty Friedman, Brahms,
Jeff Loomis, Blues Saraceno, and more.
Ibanez Guitars, Dimarzio Pickups, Carvin Amplifiers, Line 6 Amplifiers and Effects, Blackstar Amplifiers, Roland Effects, D'Addario Strings
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, & Ukulele
Beginner through Advanced
Rock, Blues, Pop, Classical, Metal, Ragtime, Country
Locations I Teach
At Home Lessons:
San Diego - 4S Ranch - Rancho Bernardo - Poway
Scripps Ranch - Rancho Penasquitos - Escondido
Valley Center - San Marcos - San Elijo - Rancho Santa Fe Carlsbad - Oceanside - Vista - Encinitas - Temecula Fallbrook - Ramona and everywhere in between.
- Lessons are a full hour in length. Regular lessons times
are booked either weekly or every other week.
- Lesson Payment is due in full at the beginning of the
month to reserve a regular time or single class.
- Single classes can be booked, but I do not offer free
- Lesson Rates vary from $40-60 depending on the
Instructor (Several options available)
- 24 hour cancellation is required to receive credit or
- A Parent or guardian over the age of 18 must be
present at lessons.
To learn more about Recitals and Other Instructors,
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I highly recommend Seth as a guitar teacher. He has been my son’s guitar teacher for the past 9 years, and in those 9 years my son has grown into a good guitar and bass player. Trent now possesses very good knowledge and appreciation, thanks to Seth, of a wide variety of music. With Seth’s help and encouragement my son was able to take an AP music theory class and get an A! I have always appreciated the way he has changed his approach to match my son’s maturity level over the years.
Seth runs a fantastic music education business, with an array of highly talented teachers that will come to your house to teach your instrument of choice. The lessons are tailored to the individual level and there are bi-annual rock recitals where each student gets to be a rock star for a night on a real stage! Not only do you learn an instrument at your own pace, but the added advantage of the opportunity to play WITH a band is so unique! I highly recommend this group of teachers.
Seth has been an instructor and mentor to my son for six years. Through one on one instruction and the recitals my son has gained valuable stage experience performing with other musicians. Over the years, Seth has inspired my son to perfect his craft which has lead him to pursue a professional career in music. My son, through Seths' musical guidance, was accepted and will attend The Musicians Institute in Hollywood this fall.
Seth Hollander has been my son's guitar teacher for 2 years, and he has done an outstanding job. He always tries to find better ways to teach a difficult song. He makes learning guitar fun.
My son Alexander has been taking guitar lessons from Seth for about 6 months now. He finally looks forward to his lessons. As parents, it was really important to us to have someone our son could connect with, and be inspired by. Seth has been the perfect match for us. Alexander says "He's a great player, great mentor, and all around awesome guy! He's taught me some cool techniques that I never knew before" We're excited to have him help our son unlock all of his musical potential. You Rock Seth!
For the past year and a half, Seth has provided quality guitar instruction for my 9 year old son, Daniel. It has been beyond exciting to see my son excel and make continuous progress. Seth is professional, yet fun and also strict, yet playful, allowing my son's lessons to be both productive and something special that Daniel looks forward to every Tuesday evening! Most recently, Seth and my son put together a rock medley for a talent show. It was a smashing success! We love Seth!
Seth is a wonderful person and influential teacher. His love for the guitar and his kindness with children makes him a very inspiring teacher. Thank you Seth!
Ever since I started taking guitar lesson from Seth, I've been better than I ever thought I could be at the guitar. Seth let's us play our own music in our own way and that is why this music school is so awesome. You're free to be you.
My sons loved having Seth instruct them on their guitars. Seth was very focused on the content while making it a fun experience, and his knowledge of contemporary music helped maintain my kids' enthusiasm.
I don't believe I could have progressed with guitar as much as I have without the help of Seth. I wouldn't choose any other music teachers than Mobile Music Teacher. If you are serious about learning an instrument look no further!
Matthew has loved learning to play guitar from Seth. He practices without nagging from parents and enjoys learning all types of music! Thanks for being such a great motivator!
Seth has been coming to our house for over 6 years now, His knowledge and experience still impress me. To this day, I am amazed how he can take something so complicated in my head and present it to me in a way that I can clearly understand. He knows what I need to do to get past what I had been struggling for hours on if not weeks. Seth makes playing guitar fun and enjoyable at all levels from the beginning, when we first met, to present day in whatever challenges I am working on.
I've been with Seth since I started playing guitar over 5 years ago. He's taught me everything I know about guitar. It's been a great ride, his lessons have inspired me immensely as both a musician and an artist. Without him I know I would not have found as much success in music as I have. After all I've learned, he still has a lot to teach me, and I know with him I'll find even more success.
I had been playing guitar for a while before I began taking lessons with Seth. From day one, Seth made the lessons about me and my choice of music. Not only have I learned many songs with Seth, but he has also taught me about music theory and scales so that I can jam and have fun with other musicians. The Rock Band Recitals have been an awesome experience too! Seth is the raddest teacher around!
Seth is an awesome teacher, he has the ability to make lessons fun even through guitar's most frustrating demands. He's a shredder of all kinds of music, a nice guy, and a friend. Seth taught me for around 4 years and he helped me to discover my love for the guitar. He was also my mentor for my senior project in high school, in which I job-shadowed him as a guitar builder. He's also the only person I know that can incorporate metal licks into Jonas Brothers songs.
My 17-year old son has had several guitar teachers over the last eight years. For the past 3 years, Seth Hollander, has instructed Alex in rock and jazz electric and acoustic guitar. We appreciate his musical expertise as well as the convenience of Seth giving the lessons in our own home. The bi-annual rock shows give Alex the experience of playing with other student musicians and singers in a professional setting. He actually performs what he has learned! We wish we would have met Seth sooner.