Accelerate your growth with Sonora Mentorship

Sonora's Mentorship Program provides 1-on-1 access to the world’s top guitarists and educators, weekly Masterclasses, facilitated practice sessions, and more.

Grow with the pros

Our mentors are acclaimed guitarists and seasoned educators who can help students break through plateaus.

Build relationships

Choose a mentor that fits your style, and develop a meaningful relationship as you accelerate your musicianship.

Get unlimited feedback

No waiting for your weekly lesson. Ask questions and get detailed feedback from your mentor when you need it.

Meet our mentors

Adam Levy

Los Angeles-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.

Steve Cardenas

Brooklyn-based jazz guitarist Steve Cardenas has recorded and toured with such jazz greats as Paul Motian, Charlie Haden and Steve Swallow, to name a few. Steve is also on faculty at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.

Amanda Monaco

Amanda is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music where she teaches private instruction, labs and guitar ensembles. and has performed with artists such as Milt Hinton, Steve Wilson, Rufus Reid, and more.

Arianna Powell

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.

Mimi Fox

Internationally renowned guitarist, composer, and recording artist Mimi Fox has worked with artists Abbey Lincoln, Joey DeFrancesco, Charlie Byrd, Branford Marsalis, Diana Krall, and Stevie Wonder, and more.

Brian Green

Brian Green is a guitar player and producer based out of Los Angeles, California. He has toured, performed and/or recorded with artists including John Legend, Rufus Wainwright, Michael Bublé, Nayo, and Kat Mcphee.

Mark Whitfield

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.

Josh Sklair

Josh Sklair is a two-time Grammy Award winner, honored during his 20+ years collaboration as band leader, guitarist, arranger and co-writer with American Music icon Etta James.

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.

Jordan Peters

Brooklyn based guitarist and producer, Jordan Peters has worked, toured, performed and recorded with artists such as Lauryn Hill, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jon Batiste, The Weeknd, NAS, Billy Porter, Quiñ, The Roots, and more.

Dr. Molly Miller

Dr. Miller is the Chair of the Guitar Department at Los Angeles College of Music. She’s also one of LA’s most sought-after musicians, recording and touring with artists such as Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, and more.

Horace Bray

Horace is an LA-based touring and session musican, who plays with artists like India Arie, Jordan Fisher, Taylor Dayne, Sofia Carson, Sam Fischer, John Splithoff, Michael Blume, Abir, and more.

Curt Henderson

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

Nicholas Veinoglou

Nicholas is an LA-based session and touring musician who has toured both nationally and internationally with artists like Jordan Fisher and Atlantic Records recording artist Bazzi.

Nora Bite

Jazz guitarist Nora Bite is a London-based educator and composer from Latvia. One of the many artists Nora has had the opportunity to share the stage with includes the great, late Amy Winehouse.

Robb Cappelletto

Robb Cappelletto is a guitarist, composer and educator based in Toronto, Canada. He has two decades of professional teaching experience and has been on faculty at York University as a jazz guitar instructor since 2007.

Rotem Sivan

Rotem Sivan’s guitar skills are heralded across the globe. The New York Times has praised him as “more than a very good young guitar player.” Downbeat Magazine has called him “a remarkable talent.

TJ Whitelaw

Tj is a Toronto-based touring and session guitarist. His on-stage experience is wide-ranging, spanning from Pop/country to jazz to Gospel. He’s performed with MYA, Jessie Reyez, Madison Beer, Kardinal Offishall, and more.

Alicyn Yaffee

Alicyn Yaffee is a New York City-based guitarist, vocalist and bassist, She has toured the U.S. and Europe under her own name, as well as with Becca Stevens, Grammy-nominee JC Hopkins’ Biggish Band, and bassist Benny Rietveld (Santana).

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