Guitar Instructors

RockStars Music Studios is proud to have some of the most talented and in-demand guitar instructors in Southern California. Each one of our guitar teachers has years of experience both as an educator but more importantly, as a performer. The skills they have mastered from their years of experience combined with their passion for helping others achieve their musical goals while having fun are what set them high above the rest. This unique combination is not easy to find but is vital to our success.

Chris Horney

Chris teaches our Guitar Classes as well as Private Lessons in both Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa. Chris began teaching with RockStars in September 2011.

 

Bio

Chris was born and raised in Huntington Beach and started taking guitar lessons with Rockstars Music Studios in 2005 when he was 15 years old. In high school, he was accepted into the Academy of Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School, where he worked with the Commercial Recording Arts Department (now known as MMET). During his time at Orange Coast College, Chris received the John McEnary Scholarship 2 consecutive years while performing classical guitar as a soloist and as an ensemble member. It was also while attending Orange Coast College that Chris started doing “house-call” guitar lessons, and discovered he loved teaching guitar. Chris received his B.A. degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Chapman University in 2015. While at Chapman, Chris won the Guitarist of the Year Award, was apart of an ensemble that won 1st place in quartet division at the Brownsville National Guitar Competition, and won the Chapman Guitar Ensemble of the Year Award 3 consecutive years. Chris has also had the opportunity to learn from some of the industries most famous guitarist through masterclass performances, such as Vladimir Gorbach, Thomas Kirchoff, Scott Tennant, and Miroslav Tadic. When Chris isn’t working at Rockstars, he works with a flute player where he creates duet arrangements of rock, pop, folk/world music, and classical music. Chris also enjoys creating his own solo guitar arrangements of pop, rock, and jazz tunes to help improve the finger style guitar repertoire.

Taking guitar lessons at RockStars Music Studios is an experience like none other. Our facilities have clean rooms, the latest technology and a large music library. We have two locations to serve Orange County. At on Beach Blvd at Ellis Ave in Huntington Beach and 17th St near Irvine Ave in Costa Mesa.

To find out more about our Private Guitar Lessons, click here. For more information about our Group Guitar Classes click here.