My name is Coire Walker.
I teach people how to play the guitar.


Hi! My name is Coire Walker and I am a guitarist and teacher. Recently I relocated from Brooklyn, NY, back home to San Diego. I have been playing guitar for twenty-two years, and I've been teaching people how to play guitar for twelve. In my approach to teaching I like to balance the technical and creative elements of music to build my students into innovative, self-aware musicians. Lessons are low-pressure and fun, and all ages are welcome. Students are encouraged to thoughtfully construct playlists to provide me with a sense of what they love most about music and what they would like to learn more about.

My music degree is from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Regarding musical styles, I teach all genres of music except advanced jazz and classical guitar--these are their own discipline and I do not claim to have mastery of them (but we can play with them as much as you like!) Some styles I enjoy are rock, funk, punk, folk, reggae, and fingerstyle guitar. Lesson topics taught include music theory, songwriting, reading, ear training, strumming and picking techniques, singing and playing simultaneously, soloing, chord composition and harmony, live performing, and working on student compositions. If you are in a band and looking to challenge your playing further I can work alongside you in that regard as well.

Most importantly, my intention as a teacher is to help you enjoy the musical process as we move forward together.


For samples of my teaching please visit me on YouTube.

I also write and perform music around town. You can find it here.


"Brooklyn's Best Guitar Lessons"

- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 2014

What other people say.


I give lessons at La Jolla Music at various times throughout the week, including Saturdays. Lessons are also offered in-home in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and Clairemont, and online through Skype and Facetime. Feel free to contact me for current rates and availability.



7423 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037