Made for intermediate guitar players, Sonora's 12-week intensive program helps you break through multi-year plateaus and find your creative freedom on guitar.Apply Now
Level up with accelerated learning
Sonora combines cutting-edge software with expert instruction to help you rapidly grow your musicianship.
Absorb, polish, and retain core concepts through accelerated learning and language acquisition techniques.
Custom practice plans
Know exactly what to work on every day without wasting a single minute of practice time.
Chat with your mentor in real-time. You’ll also get detailed feedback when you share videos of your guitar playing.
A clear path to
Our curriculum helps you achieve a complete understanding of the foundations of music, regardless of your playing style.
Over 20 years experience
Developed by deeply experienced music educators, our comprehensive curriculum identifies the key skills required to advance your musicianship.
Successfully tested by thousands
Our curriculum is proven. Over a thousand Sonora students have successfully broken through their learning plateaus and unlocked fretboard fluency.
Years of study condensed into months
Our students make more progress in 3-6 months of intensive study in our program than most students make in several years.
Get 1-on-1 guidance from the world’s top guitarists and educators with Sonora’s Mentorship Program
- Make progress every day with direct mentorship and Sonora’s streamlined feedback loop.
- Get an expert opinion and detailed feedback on your technique from your mentor.
- Unlimited access to your mentor for any questions you might have.
Guitarist and performing artist
Brooklyn-based Adam Levy has released more than a dozen albums of his own, and is featured on recordings by Norah Jones, Vulfpeck, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint, and other renowned artists.
Jazz guitarist and performing artist
Mark Whitfield is a Berklee-trained jazz guitarist who has collaborated with legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, and more...
Dr. Molly Miller
Guitarist and performing artist. and Chair of the Guitar Department at LA College of Music
Dr. Miller is one of LA’s most sought-after musicians, recording and touring with artists such as Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, and more.
Guitarist and producer
Nashville-based Curt Henderson has played, recorded, and toured internationally with major artists like EZA (Ellery Bonham), John King, and worked with American Idol finalist Jonny Brenns
Touring and session guitarist
Arianna Powell is a Los Angeles-based touring and session guitarist. She currently plays guitar for Halsey and has also toured with Nick Jonas, Black Eyed Peas, JJ Lin, Drake Bell and more.
A modern approach to study
Unlike private lessons, Sonora's Mentored students get unlimited access to feedback so learning and progress can happen every day – not just once a week.
THE OLD WAY
Traditional weekly lessons
Students met with an instructor for just an hour, once a week. For the remainer of that week, students were more likely to practice bad habits and progress slowly.
THE MODERN WAY
Sonora's anytime framework
Students get unlimited access to a mentor, 7 days a week. Along with a custom daily practice plan, forward progress can happen rapidly and at any time.
“It’s crazy how much better I’m getting! The biggest thing is how much FUN I’m having when I’m soloing now… It’s like you can see something that was invisible, it’s like opening another eye.”
— Erik L.
"Sonora offers a really great line up of several female guitarists that you can work with as your mentor… it was super awesome!”
— Leah G.
“The people that make up the team are so incredibly supportive, knowledgeable, sincere, and genuine about wanting you to get better. It’s really an awesome program and I couldn’t be more grateful!”
— Lila A.
“My playing has left the pentatonic box. It’s gone out of the little ‘safety playpen’ of 1-4-5… I appreciate this roadmap, this way of learning, and the community that’s built around it.”
— David M.
Los Angeles, CA
“I can’t remember the last time I experienced waking up in the morning and really wanting to grab the guitar and start playing… it’s an awesome feeling, and GMI (Sonora) gave me that.”
— Francesca B.
“I’m starting to discover a sound… I’m a lot more comfortable and a lot more confident in my playing. I feel I am well on my way to becoming the guitarist that I am imagining!”
— Alonzo E.
Los Angeles, CA
Grow with our community
Sonora connects you with other intermediate guitar players pursuing creative fluency.
Our community is a great place to find practice buddies, share progress, get feedback, and cheer each other on — all with the support of the whole Sonora team.Apply
Join the Mentorship Program to reap the benefits of our industry leading guitar curriculum under the direct guidance of our worldclass mentors. Or, if you're new to guitar, enroll in our Prep Program to get intensive ready.
6-Week Intensive for Beginners
- Structured beginner curriculum
- 3x Weekly live classes with our mentor staff
- Unlimited support and guidance
- Structured assignments and projects
- Facebook Community
- $500 Tuition Credit for our Intermediate Program
BY APPLICATION ONLY
12-Week Intensive for Intermediates
- Lifetime access to the Core curriculum
- Lifetime access to weekly group classes
- Lifetime access to our learning software
- Lifetime access to our community
- Unlimited access to a dedicated mentor
- Weekly 1-on-1 lessons
- Daily video feedback on your playing
*Pricing depends on your educational needs, apply for a quote.