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Diego Alonso | Music
Lesson Policy & Booking


Martin M. (M.A. Education,  B.A. Jazz Guitar)

"Diego is a fantastic teacher and guitarist. He is generous, patient, encouraging, and effective. Diego has the ability to simplify difficult techniques and break them down in simple terms. He has given me the keys to succeed in this beautiful art form & I wholeheartedly recommend him!"

How My Lessons Are Different

To begin with, I truly love teaching. It's a really wonderful feeling to help students enjoy the guitar and play it well. With that in mind, my goals as a teacher are to make sure my students sound good, improve quickly, and have fun. And to accomplish these goals, I don't think it's enough to simply show students techniques and music. Instead, I think it's essential to teach and coach everything that encompasses playing the guitar using a structured method that covers basic mechanics, musical material, expressive techniques, practice strategies, performance strategies, and practical music theory.

In each of my lessons, I provide the following material:

  • A customized practice plan updated in each lesson.

  • An email summary of important lesson material, notes, corrections, suggestions, & 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/or breakdowns of challenge spots ("CSs").

  • Between Lessons: Students are encouraged to email me if there are questions about lesson material before the next lesson to make sure that practice is correct.

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 or even in a couple of weeks. 

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 (4.0% fee)

  • Venmo business (2.5% fee) = @ DiegoAlonsoMusic

  • PayPal business (5.0% 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:

    • FaceTime: 312-217-3937

    • Skype @ Diego Alonso Music (dalonsogtr)

    • Google Meets: Email Link

    • Zoom: Email Link

  • In-person in the Miami, FL area.

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

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.

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 5%  higher.

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. 

Rates & Policy Agreement

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