Study guitar with
Enroll in Sonora Guitar Intensive and study 1-on-1 with Mark Whitfield for 3 months.
Receive weekly lessons, daily feedback on your playing, and a clear path to fretboard fluency.
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, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry, Shirley Horn, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joe Williams, Stanley Turrentine and his greatest teacher and mentor George Benson.
In 1990, the New York Times dubbed Whitfield “The Best Young Guitarist in the Business”. Later that year, Warner Bros. released his debut album The Marksman. The success of his debut release led to a recording career that has produced a total of 14 solo recordings and a myriad of collaborative efforts with some of the most important artists in recent years: Sting, Steven Tyler, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Diana Krall, Christian McBride, Chris Botti, Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton.
Sonora Guitar Intensive
Made for intermediate guitar players, Sonora is a 3-month intensive program that helps you break through multi-year plateaus and find your creative freedom.
Cutting Edge Software
Absorb, polish, and retain core concepts through accelerated learning and language acquisition techniques.
Learn and engage with with industry-leading musicians 5 days per week in our live classes.
Chat with your mentor in real-time. You’ll also get detailed feedback when you share videos of your guitar playing.
A modern approach to study
Unlike private lessons, Sonora's Fellowship 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.
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.
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 Now
Join our industry leading guitar intensive program with Mark Whitfield guiding you every step of the way.
BY APPLICATION ONLY
Sonora Guitar Intensive
Included with the program:
- Unlimited access to Mark Whitfield
- Weekly 1-on-1 lessons w/ Mark Whitfield*
- Daily video feedback on your playing
- Custom practice plans
- Lifetime access to our core curriculum
- Lifetime access to our learning software
- Lifetime membership to our community
*Pricing depends on duration of study and lesson frequency, apply for a quote.
Not quite intermediate yet?
Check out our Prep Program for beginners