Private Music Lessons


Mark Bacilla Music

Poway and La Mesa

Mark has been one of the highest sought after private teachers in San Diego for decades.  He is an excellent resource for all levels of students from beginner to the seasoned pro.

Mark teaches:

  • all styles of guitar and electric bass
  • pop vocal
  • piano/keyboard
  • music theory (available for all instruments)
  • music composition

Mark teaches in Poway at his home studio and in La Mesa at Moze Guitars.

Mark earned both his B.A. and his M.Mus from San Diego State University.

Mark's fusion group Speed of Sound has released a number of albums which are available on itunes.

Make no Mistake (1991)

Picture This (1997)

So Inclined (2005)

Apparition (2013)




Craig Stephenson

Talmadge (near Kensington)

Craig has been teaching private lessons full time since 2000.   His business is "Neighborhood Guitar Academy", which he teaches out of his private home studio conveniently located in Talmadge.

  • all styles of guitar lessons to all ages
  • specializes in classical, jazz, and contemporary Christian worship music. 
  • music theory for all instruments- for anyone interested in music theory as well as those preparing for specific tests (AP Music Theory test, Certificate of Merit testing).  To date all of his AP students have passed the exam!
  • piano - currently to kids (4 to 7yrs) only, using the popular "My First Piano Adventure" series.  Offering discount rate introduction to music education.  Older and/or more advanced piano students should seek piano lessons from a teacher that is primarily a pianist.    

Craig has a B.Mus in Jazz performance from SDSU (2003).  He has served on the La Jolla Community Church worship team as the principal lead guitarist since 2005.


619-948-8938(call or text)