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Diego Alonso | Music
Lesson Policy & Booking


Please read and sign below to book your lesson.

Lesson Rates

  • 30 Minute Lesson = $60

  • 45 Minute Lesson = $70

  • 60 Minute Lesson = $80

  • 90 Minute Lesson = $100

* NOTE: Rates above are discounted for cash or free EFT payments. Regular rates (e.g., Credit Cards & Venmo) are 2.5% to 3.6%  higher.

Lesson Policy


  • Lessons must be scheduled & prepaid at least 7 days in advance to confirm and guarantee your spot. Due to the number of lesson requests I receive, I cannot confirm a lesson without prepayment 7 days in advance.

Payments Options

  • Credit Cards (3.6% fee)

  • Venmo business (2.5% fee) = @ DiegoAlonsoMusic

  • PayPal business (4.5% fee) = @ DiegoAlonsoMusic

  • PREFERRED (No transaction fee)

Cancellation Policy: 24-Hours

  • Please remember that lessons are reserved at least 7 days in advance.

  • If you need to cancel, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance for either a refund or reschedule.

  • Lessons canceled within 24 hours will have to be charged the full lesson fee and cannot be credited since this would not give me enough time to fill the canceled spot.

Lesson Locations​

  • Online Platforms:

  • In person in the Miami, FL area.

  • Lectures, workshops, master classes, and clinics: online or in person. (Inquire for rates)

Included With Lessons

  • A customized practice plan updated in each lesson.

  • An email summary of lesson notes & science-based practice strategies.

  • PDFs and/or audio files of exercises, etudes, falsetas, repertoire, harmony, and/or music theory.

  • Video recordings of new material and breakdowns of challenge spots ("CSs").

  • Between Lessons: Students are encouraged to email me if there are questions about lesson material before the next lesson.

Improvement Expectations

My primary emphasis for lessons is to teach effective practice strategies so that you can improve safely, quickly, and correctly. Noticeable improvement is a result of consistency, relaxation, patience, precision, maximum mental effort (MME) & minimal physical effort (MPE) over time. It will not be noticeable in just a few days. Learning and improving are also most efficient when you succeed about 85% of the time and fail about 15% of the time. For example, this would be about 6 correct repetitions after only 1 mistake or challenge spot. It is important to work within this range in every lesson and in practice at home as you build the skills needed for performance.

Injury Policy

There are 6 main reasons musicians get injured: 1) playing too hard, 2) practicing too much, 3) being in a hurry to improve, 4) improper posture, 5) anxiety, and 6) worrying, or beating yourself up, about errors.


Above all else, I emphasize safe & efficient practice strategies focused on preventing injury. It is extremely important to be patient with your progress and to play with as much relaxation as possible in your hands, fingers, arms, wrists, body AND mind. Listen to your body for signs of anxiety, excess tension, discomfort, pain, and/or fatigue when playing/practicing and stop immediately to address these signs even if the recommended or desired practice time has not been reached.


Neither I (Diego Alonso), Diego Alonso Music, the Spanish Guitar Mastery Program, Sonanta LLC, or any affiliates shall be held responsible for any student's repetitive stress or guitar-related injuries.

Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Hate Policy

It is the policy of Diego Alonso, Diego Alonso Music, the Spanish Guitar Mastery Program, and Sonanta LLC not to engage in discrimination, hate, bigotry, or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a protected veteran, and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination actions, orders, and regulations.

Diego Alonso, Diego Alonso Music, the Spanish Guitar Mastery course, and Sonanta LLC reserve the right to discontinue lessons immediately and permanently with any and all students who promote, attempt to promote, or are suspected of promoting, discriminatory and/or hate messages as stated above. 

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