Gianfranco Mascayano - Elektrische en Akoestische Gitaarles Amsterdam

Gianfranco Mascayano Guitar Lessons in Amsterdam

Guitar Lessons Amsterdam

Do you want to learn the guitar from scratch, rediscover your passion for guitar or take your skills to another level? Wish to play your favourite songs or to learn how to improvise? I am Gian, Amsterdam based enthusiastic and passionate guitarist - I teach electric and acoustic guitars.

Styles and Genres

Since an early age, I have been passionate about playing a variety of genres. I enjoy playing and teaching a wide range of styles reaching from Pop, Blues, and Folk - to Jazz, Funk, Hip-hop and Latin American styles.

Jazz and Improvisation

I am specialised in jazz guitar and I know that improvisation, music theory and ear training are important tools for any musical genre; I am very excited to share the knowledge and material that I have accumulated through the years.

Online Guitar Lessons

I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Book a trial lesson and buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package! Contact me for information

All Levels and Ages

My academic and professional musical life has inspired me to approach my teaching method in a fun, interactive and productive way. Trough a broad knowledge of the guitar/improvisation/music theory and interactive tools, I enjoy helping and hope to inspire students of all ages, levels, and styles.


You´ll learn the basic fingerings and foundation of the instrument while choosing to play repertoire from easy classical pieces, folk, pop, rock, blues or songs of your own choice. Other subjects include playing by ear, notation systems, strumming, finger exercises,  basic scales, basic music theory,


My goal is to create and customise a fun and individual study path for you, based on your preferences and needs. While aiming to play make music and play your favourite songs. My step-by-step guitar lessons give you a solid foundation on the instrument that will help you with future musical adventures.


For intermediate/advanced players, we tipically focus on topics and repertoire that you may suggest. I can help you to expand your technique, repertoire, advanced chord vocabulary, improvisation, effects, extended techniques.

Cool Sounds!

You might want to learn to modify the guitar sound by using effects such as reverb, delay, distortion and many more exciting sound effects. Let's explore the use of different pedals both in hardware and software form!

Teaching Method and  Philosophy

When it comes to learning, we are all different, I do not make use of one fixed method. My goal is to create and customise a fun and individual study path for you, based on your personal aims. I'm a highly experienced guitar teacher and I m looking forward to showing you a fun and exciting way to explore the world of guitar and music.

Interactive Tools

For some students paper and pen works the best! For some students I find that tools such as audio/video software/recording devices helps them to practice and keeping a record of the lessons. I provide practice material such as play-along tracks and different types of musical notation.

Lesson Locations

I teach the one-on-one guitar lessons from my house in Staatsliedenbuurt (10 min from AMS centraal), or at my Studio at the NDSM (8 min ferry from AMS Centraal). Occasionaly lessons in the comfort of our own home may be arranged. Book a trial lesson!

About Gian

Amsterdam based guitarist Gianfranco Mascayano was born in Chile and raised in Sweden from the age of 1. This gave him the opportunity to grow up surrounded by a sea of cultures and musical identities. Gian began playing Latin-American/classical guitar at an early age and soon gravitated towards Jazz. Since his teens, Gian has spent most of his time playing, touring and recording with bands and artists across geographical and musical borders. Gian received his Jazz Guitar Degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Located in

  • Amsterdam

Lesson location

  • At your home
  • Online
  • At teachers location


  • Children
  • Adults


  • Swedish
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Dutch

Private Music Teachers

Music moves and enriches the soul! Enjoy in person music and singing lessons in a relaxed and healthy atmosphere. We offer also online music lessons. Making music is about feelings, connection, growth, joy, developing skills, discovering ways of learning and expressing yourself. Stay connected!

"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' - Leonard Bernstein