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Guitar Lessons by Jim Moore


Music in general is a never ending adventure. Music has been called the universal language. It can be enjoyed on the great stages of the world or on the back porch. It is both simple and complex. Music can be played on two spoons or by a hundred piece orchestra.

I have been writing and singing songs since my youth and my main instrument has been my voice and Guitar. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to perform and collaborate with world class musicians. I have heard my songs on the radio and have had other singers record and perform my songs. Music has always been a labor of love in which I have enjoyed every minute of. I hope that in your quest to play guitar you too will find it to be a wonderful and satisfying adventure.


Beginner to advanced.


I teach in a variety of styles including Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, and a little Jazz. 


Strumming and Fingerpicking. Electric and Acoustic.


I teach reading music for guitar, TABS, and Theory.


I charge $120 a month if you come to my studio. I charge a little more if I come to you.


I also specialize in Songwriting.

 Go to my songs page to hear some of my original songs.


This is from my Band Members Bio's page.

Jim Moore is a  singer, songwriter, guitarist, and performer working and teaching guitar at Manor Music in Pacifica, CA. I have had the honor of working with some of the greatest talents in the business. Some recognized and rewarded by the industry with platinum and gold records and some of them living in obscurity. I have learned so much from them all.  

One of the greatest thrills of my life is to have my songs play on the radio. I was driving along once listening to the radio and heard a song I wrote start to play. I pulled over to the side of the road and just sat there in ah. I thought back to a time as a kid sitting alone in my room writing a song with only the hopes to play it on my guitar for a friend. And then to know that thousands of ears were hearing it. How cool.

I have worked with Dave MacKechnie and have been so blessed to have had him as a mentor, teacher and friend. Our song "Haulin’ Mistletoe" was picked up by MCA Records and plays every year around the Christmas holiday on radio stations across the country.  Dave has had songs recorded by John Denver, Kenny Rogers, and most recently by Martina McBride.

Another songwriting partner and friend is Michael Jarett. An absolute phenomenal keyboardist and songwriter. Elvis Presley recorded two of his songs. I started playing guitar and singing as a kid completely influenced by Elvis. And to be blessed years later working with one of his songwriters. What a gas and thrill to hear his stories.  

Some of my songs have been recorded by several artists including Bobby Hendricks, of the Drifters and soul singer, Jerry Brooks. Kristy Lee Cook from American Idol fame recorded a couple of songs we wrote for her.

My passion is singing,  songwriting, and teaching, but I also love to perform and play guitar. Although I write in many styles, my heart is in rhythm and blues. I am currently singing and playing guitar with Drummer Dave Bossler, Keyboardist Neil Janklow, and Bassist Tony Alosi and booking as “The Jim Moore Band”.