San Diego Guitar Lessons


Pitch loves teaching guitar because it is the most versatile and portable instrument out there, which gives us insight as to why it has become the most popular instrument to play in the whole world! From learning how to play guitar to accompany yourself all the way to become a rock star guitarist, Pitch can help you achieve your guitar playing goals.

For those who are completely new to guitar and looking for some online help . I have put together a section dedicated guitar resources, filled with buying guides, lessons, etc. to aide you on your journey.  After looking over the page if you still have questions feel free to email me and I will be glad to help you.

Pitch also offers San Diego Piano Lessons, San Diego Voice Lessons.

San Diego Music Lessons

Pitch has been playing guitar since he was 10 years old.  Don’t assume you are too young or too old, never be discouraged from learning music. Contact Pitch to set up a first session.  If for some reason you and Pitch are not a good fit, Pitch will gladly refer you to a list of top notch instructors he knows from all over San Diego and, for that matter, all over the country.

Lesson scheduling and length can be arranged on a student-by-student basis and cost depends on location.  

To set up a first music lesson and for more information, please email

Click here for general info about Pitch Michael ‘The Teacher’

Episode 4 – Gamer Dads, Big Family, Pizza Robots, and Recording Gear

Episode 4 – Gamer Dads, Big Family, Pizza Robots, and Recording Gear

Adam ‘N Pitch Podcast

In this podcast episode Adam and Pitch pickup where they left us last time. We talk about Dads, video games, the giant family of Jacob, Pizza robots, and recording gear. Thank you so much for listening!


  • 00:18 – You need a place/shop/studio to DIY…
  • 05:36 – Let’s talk about fun stuff, video games.
  • 06:21 – Nintendo Land’s Mario Chase
  • 08:13 – When your kids get better at games than you…
  • 09:15 – Dad, the mythical creature…
  • 09:44 – Adam plays Fortnite.
  • 11:32 – More about being a Dad.
  • 12:11 – Adam on family planning with God.
  • 12:49 – Big families in the Bible.
  • 13:29 – Joseph and his brothers grew into one of the biggest families to the point where Egypt was threatened they would be outnumbered by Joseph’s family, Israel. Egypt strategized the only way to control them, and not be overtaken by Israel, was to enslave them. Big families threaten institutions.
  • 15:32 – Stats for children who are born out of wedlock. Interesting read: Fatherlessness and Its Effects on American Society
  • 18:21 – Adam and Pitch revisit one of Pitch’s ventures, a Pizza shop, and talk about Pitch’s involvement with the business.
  • 21:59 – Would a pizza hand-tossing robot put a New York style hand-toss pizza place out of business?
  • 25:05 – Pitch’s brother is the pizza guru, gamer, and future guest?
  • 25:53 – Gear talk/rambling…
  • 28:22 – Stress, and what causes it for Adam.
  • 29:09 – Crossing the finish line.
  • 30:50 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)

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Episode 3 – Christmas, Energy Drinks, Pitch, Guitar Pedals, and Do-it-yourself

Episode 3 – Christmas, Energy Drinks, Pitch, Guitar Pedals, and Do-it-yourself

Adam ‘N Pitch Podcast


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Episode 2 – Labels Are A Terrible Thing

Episode 2 – Labels Are A Terrible Thing

Adam ‘N Pitch Podcast


Adam and Pitch discuss how labels can affect our perception of people. This is not an explicit episode, but we talk about some life choices and labels that I wouldn’t want my kids thinking about.  Recorded at Pitch Michael Studio.


  • 0:49 – Disappointment
  • 2:47 – Say what I’m gonna say…
  • 3:12 – “Labels narrow peoples minds”
  • 4:31 – What’s the point?
  • 5:58 – “No little boy or girl dreams of being that”
  • 6:38 – If I knew sharing the love of God with them would…
  • 8:35 – Labels are a tool from the enemy to keep us from bridging gaps and talking to people who are different.
  • 10:02 – But don’t labels make things easier?
  • 10:45 – Linear Regression
  • 12:24 – Suddenly we talk about loan officers…
  • 14:13 – The more we let algorithms and AI auto-assign loans, worth, social standing, the more we walk away from grace and mercy. Or, is that nonsense?
  • 16:39 – Adam brings up JP Morgan story (Adam got it all wrong, we know…)
  • 18:08 – Labels can be a useful tool.
  • 20:45 – Stay above reproach.
  • 21:52 – Adam and Pitch stumble around trying to recall Bible verses…
  • 24:36 – Alyssa…
  • 27:55 – Rambling on, deal with it.
  • 29:01 – Thanks for listening!


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Resident Performer at Hilton Bayfront 2023

Resident Performer at Hilton Bayfront 2023

Hilton Bayfront Logo
Pitch Michael is back for his 3rd year in a row as a resident performer at the Hilton Bayfront! Pitch will be performing acoustic style every Friday night in the Odysea Lounge at the Hilton Bayfront. If you are in the downtown San Diego on a Friday night don’t forget to stop by, get a drink, and say hi! 


Hilton Residency Info

Pitch will be performing every Friday night 5pm to 8pm in the Odysea Lounge at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego. He will be performing at the Hilton acoustic style with only his guitar and vocals. Pitch sets includes tops hits from various eras from Frank Sinatra to John Mayer from Journey to Jason Mraz and so much more!  Booked for January 2023 and will be updating as Pitch confirms each sequential month. To get the most up to date gig info follow Pitch at Bandsintown or check his homepage.
Hilton Bayfront Info
Hilton Bayfront is hotel located at1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California, 92101, USA.  The Hilton is in downtown San Diego near the Gaslamp, Petco Park and right next to the San Diego Convention Center where popular conventions, like Comic Con, are held.  The Odysea Lounge is located on Hilton’s main floor withindoor and outdoor seating facing incredible views of the bay.  It’s a great place to relax, hangout, get a drink and more!   Also, one of my favorite things is Hilton is very dog friendly so you can bring your fur pals along with you as well 🙂 
Rising above the San Diego Bay and steps from the Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park, Hilton San Diego Bayfront is the signature SoCal resort. Enjoy a tailored, urban coastal experience with bright and unparalleled views in every guest room, relaxing amenities, and locally-inspired dining.  ~Hilton Bayfront





Episode 1 – Adam N’ Pitch Podcast

Episode 1 – Adam N’ Pitch Podcast Launch

Adam ‘N Pitch Podcast

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The Launch Of Our first Podcast

Welcome to our first show, recorded at Pitch Michael Studio, this is a great episode to get to know who we are and the things we’ll be discussing. For this episode we’ve broken down the topics below.


  • 0:30 – Birthday Steak
  • 1:26 – Hunting Bears with Glocks
  • 4:11 – The Podcast
  • 4:46 – Introductions
  • 5:30 – Bromance begins, praise team is where/how we met
  • 7:17 – Bound For Life
  • 8:13 – More Adam…
  • 9:03 – Why we’re doing a Podcast
  • 9:53 – Who we think our target audience is
  • 11:08 – “I hate being wrong”
  • 12:10 – America is the greatest nation that ever was, and will be!
  • 13:20 – Bible Myth Buster idea…
  • 14:44 – I do everything
  • 15:58 – Your time is worth money, so pay people to do things
  • 19:18 – However, learn to be self reliant and know how to do things
  • 20:13 – Respectfully challenge every construct, test to make sure it’s legitimate
  • 22:19 – We’re pack people (relational beings)…
  • 23:39 – Pitch is tall
  • 24:26 – 5 Love Languages
  • 27:51 – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator


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San Elijo Music Lesson & Recording Studio

San Elijo Music Lesson & Recording Studio

Pitch Michael has opened a storefront music lesson and recording studio in San Elijo! The studio is a long time coming and is trying to fill the need in San Elijo for music lessons. In today’s world a music lesson and recording studio is the perfect pairing!


Why Open a Music Studio in San Elijo/San Marcos?

There was a need in the San Elijo and San Marcos community and Pitch was ready! Pitch Michael has been teaching music for well over a decade! He started teaching by offering home music lessons. Soon after he began renting space at local music studios, like Nick Rail Music and La Jolla Music. Once 2020 hit, Pitch moved most lessons online and taught out of his own home while moving to San Elijo/San Marcos area. New to San Elijo/San Marcos area, he found a need that wasn’t filled. So, he decided to open a storefront music lesson and recording studio to serve the community. 3 schools in the area and not one storefront music studio; San Elijo Middle, San Elijo Elementary, and Double Peak School!

Music Lessons & Recording Studio?

Yes! Pitch has a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. He doesn’t do recitals with students, but instead nurtures the creative and performer! Building in a recording studio gives his students an outlet to be creative! With music lessons we teach the student about the instrument and how to play. With the recording studio we teach them how to perform and create! In today’s tech world a music lesson and recording studio is the perfect pairing! Also, having a dedicated music lesson studio allows Pitch to bring on more teachers and serve more students.

How Do I Book a Music Lesson?

You can book a 1st FREE intro lesson by registering online HERE and then booking an available slot. You can also call or text Pitch Michael and team at 760-822-2484. Let’s start your musical journey today!
Pitch Michael Music Lesson & Recording Studio
1257 San Elijo Rd S
San Marcos, CA 92078

What to do when Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are all down?

Facebook Down

Yes, we are starting out the week with a global shutdown, but not the kind of shutdown everyone has been anticipating.  Today users around the world are experiencing outages on Facebook and related social media networks including Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.  You may have thought it was an internet connection problem like I first did until I searched online and found some answers.  Even Facebook internal communication platforms are down!

WHAT CAUSED IT?  From what I read, the outage was caused by a DNS (domain name server) fail.  I guess this is the naming structure that forms the web’s infrastructure!  Not the greatest for facebook as their stock has dropped 5.5% since open!  I’m sure they will get it all figured out soon…


THOUGHTS… At first this may feel like an inconvenience but let’s change that posture and think of this as a gift!  Fight the urge to run to another social media outlet to like Twitter, Tiktok, or Snapchat to get your daily dose of social media.  Instead take this time to unplug and work on a fun skill!  I’d like to recommend taking this blessed time to learn music or take this time to practice your instrument of choice!  If you have already started your musical journey maybe you could learn a new piece, work on a new solo/scale, write a song!  If you are completely new to music and/or just need some guidance set up a music lesson today with a teacher in your area like me!  I personally have openings and availability throughout the week including today!  So if you reach out to me, you can start playing music before the day is over.


Music Lessons

Music Lessons

Accepting New Students for Private & Group Lessons


Studios are located in San Marcos, La Mesa and Online.  Masks are not required. Call or email for more information or to get started now by clicking the sign up button and we will contact you to set up your 1st lesson!

Offering: Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons, Voice Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, and more!


San Diego Guitar Repair

Don Veda of SD Guitar Repair


Full setup on instrument  – $40
(Includes all the following)
  • Intonation
  • Truss rod adjustment
  • Fret polish
  • Fret polish
  • Guitar Cleaning
  • Bridge Action
  • Pickup height adjusment
  • Restring (you provide strings of choice)

Other Services Offered  
(contact for pricing)

  • Pickup Installation
  • Tuner Replacement/Repair
  • Instrument Cleaning & Restrings
  • Fretdress/Refrets
  • Nut & Saddle Work
  • Electronic Repair
  • Installing after market hardware.
  • Repainting/Touch ups

Recommended San Diego Guitar Tech

It’s great to officially have a guitar tech that I can recommend to all my San Diego students and local guitarists.  He is more than just a guitar tech as he is a professional touring guitarist and knows what we as musicians are wanting and needing.  As I am endorsing him please let me know how your experience is at SD Guitar Repair and if, in the unlikely case, there are any negative experiences I will personally help in remedying your situation.

About SD Guitar Repair
San Diego Guitar Repair is owned and operated by Don Vedda, a professional touring guitarist as well as instrument luthier and guitar/bass setup professional. Don works on guitars and basses both electric and acoustic at his workshop in Escondido, California and offers the most affordable rates in San Diego with the fastest turnaround time in town.
For those looking for a professional setup or repair for their guitar or bass guitar, Pitch recommends Don Vedda, owner of SD Guitar Repair. 

Offering Free Consultations!

-Let him know Pitch sent you-

(760) 822-7443



Guitar Buying Guide (updated 2021)

Guitar Basic Info

Types of Guitars:

The most common types of guitars are classical guitars, steel-string acoustic guitars, and electric guitars.

Classical Guitars

By the name alone one can assume classical guitars are used in ‘classical music’, though they are also heard in many other genres as well.  These guitars have a wider neck than their acoustic guitar relative and use nylon strings instead of metal.  Classical guitars are also referred to as Nylon String Guitar or Spanish Guitar. Though classical guitars are mainly heard in classical and spanish music some pop artists such as Jason Mraz have incorporated classical guitars in much of their music.

Steel String Guitars

These types of guitars are the most commonly played acoustic guitar, they can be heard densely in country music, and acoustic rock music.  They are known for there metallic sound which is heard in a lot of popular music today.


Click Here to see a comprehensive list of other types of guitars

Electric Guitars

Want to rock?  This is the guitar for you!  Similar to the steel string acoustic guitars,  electric guitar also use all metal strings, but because they not hollow they do not project sound far and sound best when plugged into a guitar amp.

Buying Guide

What Guitar to buy for a beginner?

If you are new to playing guitar I would recommend purchasing an acoustic guitar and specifically a classical guitar instead of the steel string guitar because the strings are much easier on the fingers due to the fact that the strings are made of nylon instead of metal.

Yamaha C40II - Classical Guitar ($149.99)

This is a great starter Classical Guitar and yamaha is  reliable brand. If you are looking for a guitar for a smaller kid yamaha makes a similar classical in 3/4 size!


Yamah FD01S - Steel String Guitar (149.99)

This is a good price for a steel string acoustic guitar with solid spruce top, which will only sound better with age.  If you are wanting/needing a guitar with a pickup, for a little over $300 you can buy the Yamaha FSX800C or Yamaha FGX800C.


Squier Strat by Fender - Electric Guitar ($209)

This is a good beginner electric guitar and if you follow the link bellow it gives you multiple options in colors. From sunburst (imaged above) to black, surf green to red, and more!


Online Resources

Guitar Tuners

First thing you need to learn before learning to play guitar is how to tune your guitar to the correct notes.  Here are a few Guitar tuners I have used.

Guitar Tuna (Free)

Free Tuner App for both the Android, Apple and Window markets (Free)

This site teaches you how to…

Tune your acoustic, electric, bass guitar or ukulele
with Microphone or by Ear


Snark SN5X Clip-On Tuner ($11.95)

If you are wanting a physical tuner for guitar than I would recommend checking out the Snarky tuners. They can just attach to the headstock of your guitar and are ready to tune!


Learning to Play

Ultimate Guitar (Online FREE / App Purchase)

With a 800k+ catalogue of chord charts and tabs this site is the best resource for learning new songs plus it’s free to use.  The app is a great resource as well though it is not free like the online version.

Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 ($6.99)

I use this book in conjunction with other resources for many of my beginning students.  It’s inexpensive and easy to understand.  For $4 more you can purchase this book with a CD and get access to the online resources through the Hall Leonard website.


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