Unlock fretboard
fluency, faster

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.

Intelligent coaching

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.

Streamlined feedback

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
fretboard fluency

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.

Worldclass Mentorship

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.
Meet the Mentors

Adam Levy

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.

Meet Adam

Mark Whitfield

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...

Meet Mark

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.

Meet Dr. Miller

Curt Henderson

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

Meet Curt

Arianna Powell

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.

Meet Arianna

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.

Student Stories

“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.

China

"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.

Nashville, TN

“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.

Brooklyn, NY

“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.

Italy

“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

Our Programs

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.

Prep Program

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
Learn More

BY APPLICATION ONLY

Mentorship Program

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
Apply Now

*Pricing depends on your educational needs, apply for a quote.