Guitar studies at Del Mar College

February 2nd, 2019

Del Mar College is a two year community college in Corpus Christi. I also teach upper level guitar as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University/Corpus Christi, but Del Mar College is where I teach full time.

Del Mar College is not your typical community college. It was the first two-year school to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The guitar is especially strong in Corpus Christi. We have six high schools and there’s a full-time guitar teacher in every one of these schools. All six, I am proud to say, are Del Mar alumni and former students of mine.

Although overseas recruitment has not been a top priority, over the years, I’ve had guitar students from Malaysia, France, Turkey, and Argentina come and study at Del Mar College.

If you’re interested in studying with me, please consider coming to Del Mar College. We’re working on online lessons but for now, there’re two main options.

Option 1. Study as a full time music student. You can either work towards an Associate degree or transfer to a four year university after completing the freshman and sophomore classes.

Option 2. Sign up only for elective guitar lessons. This option is useful if you’re not intending to pursue a degree or if you’ve already completed a degree and are looking only to enhance your skills and knowledge. These lessons are flexible and we can tailor them to your needs (for instance, if you want to work on the AOV). Each semester is about three and half months long. I don’t have the exact figures for tuition fees but they’re relatively inexpensive.

If you’re a citizen of another country, you’ll be limited to option 1 as you would have to be a full time student to get the visa.

But we do have a number of scholarships available. These scholarships are open to all students, local or foreign. If you’re a foreign student, in some cases; these scholarships could qualify you for in-state tuition. This means you’ll be paying Texas resident fees. To my knowledge, Texas is the only state offering these special fees.

To find out more about the Del Mar Music department, click on this page.

If you’re planning to come for the 2019 fall semester, please start the application process now. Applications for guitar scholarships are currently open and will close by March 31, 2019.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship or have any questions, please contact me here.

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