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After many years of experience as an international musician, scientist and music facilitator in classical and popular music, I have developed an innovative educational approach that reproduces how humans naturally learn, e.g., when learning the language as a young child.


Conventional pedagogical approaches focus 80% on pitch and technique, although sound and technique make up only a limited part, around 20% of what music is. In contrast, my educational concept takes into account all other elements of music. My approach is suitable for all students, for those who have no previous experience with playing the guitar, as well as for those who can already communicate with the instrument at various levels.


In my guitar lessons, joy and your musical interest are always in the foreground. In the first trial lesson, you will get in touch with the guitar that will become your new voice.



Julio Mariñelarena is one of the most talented Mexican guitarists of his generation; his passionate music-making seduces audiences in Mexico and Europe.


Since completing his postgraduate studies at the world renowned Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, he has committed himself to a clearly defined goal – introducing his audiences to the diversity of the guitar and rekindling enthusiasm for serious music. By combining classical music with elements of pop and rock and traditional Latin-American rhythms, he creates a new musical experience to his delighted audiences around the world.

Julio Mariñelarena was on grant of such prestigious foundation as Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now. His particular commitment to music as an engine for social change earned him a Grant from The National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico to pursue a PhD in Musicology and Music Education at the world-renowned Ludwig Maximilians Universität München. 

Julio Mariñelarena pursued a Bachelor Degree in music at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and at the Musikhochschule für Musik Nürnberg. Currently he serves as Lecturer at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität München.


"I have been always looking for more than just playing concerts or having a 'commercial' or 'artistic' success. After all, does all that really matter? But if you are able to touch someone,

really contribute to their life, now that would be something special."

Home: About Me
Home: Workshops


in Werksviertel-Mitte Haidhausen

Durch einen natürlichen und spielerischen Lernprozess (informal learning) entdecken wir die vielfältigen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten und Techniken des Instrumentes. Wenn du keine eigene Gitarre mitbringen kannst, stelle ich dir gerne eine zur Verfügung.

Spiele ein Lied nach 2 Stunden! | ohne Vorerfahrung

Willst du zum ersten Mal die Gitarre ausprobieren und gleich beim ersten Unterricht ein Stück spielen? Ich zeige dir wie du ohne Vorkenntnisse ein Lied spielen kannst. 

Acoustic/Classical Guitar


Sa. 14.01 10.00-12.00 Uhr
Teilnehmer: 3-5

Acoustic/Classical Guitar


Mo 16.01 18.00-20.00 Uhr
Teilnehmer: 3-5



Fr 20.01 17.00-19.00 Uhr
Teilnehmer: 3-5



Mo 23.01 18.00-20.00 Uhr

Teilnehmer: 3-5

Ferienkurse für Jugendliche

  Acoustic/Classical oder E-Guitar | ohne Vorerfahrung

In diesem Workshop lernst du, selbst als blutiger Anfänger, innerhalb kürzester Zeit einige Songs zu spielen und zu jammen.

Musizieren mit Apps | ohne Vorerfahrung  

Entdecke wie Smartphone und Tablet zum Musikinstrument werden können, um Beats zu produzieren, um Songs zu covern und um zu jammen.

  Produziere deinen eigenen Rock Song | etwas Vorerfahrung erforderlich

Kannst du nur 3-4 Akkorde auf der Gitarre spielen? einfach Song komponieren, Instrumente auswählen & Song arrangieren, alles aufnehmen, Effekte auswählen & mischen. Fertig!

Acoustic/Classical Guitar

Di 03.01-Do 05.01 09.00-11.00 Uhr 
Teilnehmer: 3-5


Di 03.01 Do 05.01 13.00-15.00 Uhr

Teilnehmer: 3-5

Musizieren mit Apps

Fr 06.01 09.00-12.00 Uhr
Teilnehmer: 3-5

Produziere deinen eigenen

Rock Song

Di 01.11-Mi 02.11 10.30-12.30 Uhr

Teilnehmer: 3-5

Weitere Termine folgen

Kommende Themen: beyond the basic Akkorde,  strumming & fingerpicking patterns,  major and minor scales.

Home: Lessons


Live online lessons & face-to-face lessons.


Acoustic guitar | Classical guitar | Electric guitar | Ukulele

individual lessons | 45 min. Or 60 min. | Weekly, fortnightly lessons and intensive courses.

Language of instruction: Deutsch, English, Español, Português, Italiano


Live online lessons are the ideal solution if you want to be as flexible as possible in terms of time and location.


You can carry out your live online lessons conveniently via Zoom or Skype from your current location or from home.


In the case of critical or complex sections of a piece, you will receive a multi-cam video recording for a detailed analysis.


You can combine live online lessons with lessons in person.



You will get to know everything about guitar playing. In your trial guitar lesson - and of course later – we will talk about your musical expectations and wishes and the different paths to reach your goals.


If you don’t yet have a guitar we will discuss about the different options and which suits you the best: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar. Playing on the right instrument makes it more fun and you will reach your goals easier.

Acoustic Guitar
playing a guitar


Pop, rock, latin, jazz, classical, and much more - pretty much anything can be played with the guitar. The guitar has an incredible sound range, which makes it incredibly useful in so many different styles of music.


Are you looking for a creative idea for a present? Surprise someone with something new and unexpected: guitar lessons in Munich or live online as a gift voucher.


The number of guitar lessons can be determined individually. The guitar lessons voucher will then be sent by email 1 day after the order has been placed.

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