Guitar lessons in Aix-En-Provence


My proven teaching methods from over 25 years of teaching experience will enable you to get positive results in your playing faster than you can imagine. If you are a beginner, you will learn cool songs and be able to make your guitar sound good after your first lesson with me. If you are already a player, you will be amazed at how fast you will be able to get to the next level.


Each student is an individual and has preferred styles of learning that correspond to his/her individual needs and desires. Starting in the very first lesson, Gary works with you to create realistic, but challenging goals for mastering the guitar. Every so often, you and Gary will review your goals and keep you on track.


  Gary will provide you with a structured practice sheet, so you will know exactly what to practice each day. Sometimes, Gary will provide you supplimental videos to compliment your lessons.


After you have had some playing experience, Gary offers various workshops right in Aix-En-Provence to give you the opportunity to learn in a small group guitarists and apply what you learned playing popular songs. Many times, Gary will teach a song that has multiple guitar parts and will teach the art of playing music with others.

Learn songs you dream to play

From the first lesson, Gary will teach you songs that you have always dreamed of playing. You will learn the song of your favourite band, at the same time gaining skills and techniques needed for great play. Gary will take time to explain why the structure of the song and why the chord patterns work together.


About Gary

Gary Saunders was born in Los Angeles, California. He began studying the guitar at the age of ten. He first played popular, rock, and folk music, and then graduated to Jazz and classical. Since the age of fourteen, Gary has been playing and recording with various bands and as a solo performer in various venues. Very shortly after Gary began playing the guitar, he formed a rock band and started wrote original songs. His first published song was published in 1977 by arranger Jimmie Haskell. Gary has written several other songs on which he has collaborated or written by himself. He continues today to write as well as perform his music. When Gary was in high school, he began studying jazz guitar. He continued to study jazz guitar for the next several years. Gary attended the University of California of California at Davis and received a BA in History, and then he went on to study Music, specializing in Music Education, at the University California State University at Northridge, which is one of the finest schools of music and teacher education in The United States. He received a degree in Music, specializing in Music education. He studied classical guitar with Jim Smith (USC), Greg Newton, Ron Purcell, and Ron Borczon of Cal. State Northridge. Gary also studied extensive theory and musicianship and learned methods of teaching different instruments. He holds a California Teaching Credential in Music. Gary has taught hundreds of students from age from all over the world, from ages five to adult. His guitar and general music teaching experience includes teaching at the University of California at Davis, Beverly Hills School District, The Los Angeles Unified School District, and Guitars In The Classroom (where he trained classroom teachers to use the guitar as a tool for their classrooms. He also created a guitar program through Little Kids Rock for 4th and 5th grade children at the Downtown Value School in Los Angeles, California. Today, Gary lives in Aix-en-Provence,France where he teach groups and privately, and is also teaches people thriughout the world on the internet via Skype. For guitar lessons contact Gary at +33 (0) or email him at

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What are my students saying

Rachel Knight

Aix-en-Provence, France

"I found Gary to be an encouraging, patient and ultimately very gifted teacher. Lessons were fun, useful and also helped me gain musical theory skills as well as actual guitar training.  In short, I would passionately recommend Gary, and I hope you find having him as a teacher as rewarding and informative as I did! "

Gareth Loughlin

Aix-en-Provence, France

" I learnt guitar with Gary for 3 years and undoubtedly, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Gary is supportive and patient. As well as this, throughout my time as his student he helped my motivation and passion to learn thrive. He is very knowledgeable in guitar and but also in music as a whole, which I found both fascinating and beneficial when learning this instrument. "

Eric Meltzer

Aix-en-Provence, France

" Gary is a very experienced music teacher who we hired for guitar lessons in Aix-en-Provence France. I can recommend Gary without reservation as he was totally professional, innovative and flexible in his approach to teaching."

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