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Guitar|Bass|Music Theory

All styles. All ages.

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The Benefits of Live, 1-on-1 Instruction

So why should you spend the time and effort to take lessons from a live instructor when there are other options out there?

The Benefits of Having a Teacher

So you have decided that you want to learn to play guitar, and doing so online would be pretty convenient, right? You are also worried that it will be tough to sift through all of the bad lessons and the people just trying to scam you out of hundreds of dollars. There are many teachers, especially in the guitar world, that do not have the qualifications or knowledge to teach music effectively. The ability to play guitar is much different than actually knowing enough about it to teach it to others. These are the benefits of having a knowledgable teacher with experience.

While the internet has made many things easier, making choices can be much more difficult when there are thousands to choose from. If you want to learn play guitar online, you will need to have a good understanding of the differences between self-paced eLearning and lessons with an actual instructor. Self-paced eLearning requires that you have a basic understanding of the guitar, its intricacies, the techniques applied to playing the guitar, and the various types of written notation methods used to learn on the guitar. Instructor-led lessons with an experienced teacher, online or in-person, can offer you these skills and techniques in a one on one environment. Your teacher should also be able to help you decide what your ultimate goals are with guitar and what style of lessons will be best for you. Instructorless eLearning does not offer the benefits of this personal experience.

What to Look for in an Instructor

When looking for a teacher, first, you should decide what level you want to achieve with the instrument, how quickly you learn depends on the amount of practice time that you are willing to dedicate to the instrument. It typically takes weeks or even months to be able to play some songs without too much effort. By taking lessons offline and in person with a teacher, you will have the opportunity to ask questions that are specific to you, and your teacher can give you guidance based on their personal style and experience. They should start you off with simple excercises, depending on your current level. This in-person experience is helpful for beginners and advanced students. An experienced and educated teacher will gradually help you improve your skills.

Why AMA?

Whether you plan on specializing in a certain area of guitar such as blues, classical, or jazz, or you just plan on playing in your room and with your friends, the offline private teacher is the best choice for learning to play the guitar.

Amarillo Music Academy has the experience and knowledge to offer you the best private music instruction in Amarillo and surrounding areas with our educated staff.

Our Staff

The staff at Amarillo Music Academy is educated in Music. Our staff have earned degrees in Music that are specific to the study of the guitar and teaching the guitar.

Homero Campos


Homero has been an active musician in the Amarillo area since the late 1990's. He has performed in a variety of musical settings including: Rock, Classical, Jazz, Latin, Jazz-Fusion, Blues, and Contemporary ensembles. Homero began his formal music education at Amarillo College where he attended from 1998-2001. He then moved to Hollywood, California where he attended the Musicians Institute, a contemporary music conservatory in the center of the music industry from 2001-2004. Homero holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Commercial Music and a Master of Arts degree in Music Composition. In addition to being a full time instructor with Amarillo Music Academy Homero is currently a part-time instructor in guitar and the music lab supervisor for Amarillo College

Ricardo Cruz

BA, Texas Educator Certified in Music

My musical background began when I started playing guitar in High School. After graduation, I began my formal musical training at Amarillo College. During my studies at AC I preformed with the Guitar Ensemble and AC Jazz Band. After receiving my Associate of Arts Degree I continued my education at Texas Tech University. I got the chance to study with some fantastic teachers and perform with many talented musicians. I performed with the Texas Tech Guitar Ensemble and our group competed in the Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival. In the Spring of 2007 I received my Bachelors degree in Music Education and Music Performance. In addition to being a degreed music teacher, I also have a certification from the state of Texas to teach music Early Childhood to 12th Grade.

Some Questions You Might Have

Q. When is payment due?

Our monthly tuition fee is required in advance on the first lesson of each month.

Q. Who do I make checks payable to?

If you are paying by check please make it payable to your instructor as follows:

  • Homero Campos - $85.00 (or $105.00 for five lesson months)
  • Ricardo Cruz - $85.00 (or $105.00 for five lesson months)

Q. How often are lessons?

The monthly rate will entitle the student to one half-hour lesson per week at his/her reserved time and will be charged regardless of attendance.

Q. What happens if I miss a lesson?

Make-up lessons may be available at the discretion of the instructor for cancellations with 24-hour notice. Pro-rating the monthly fee will only be done if the instructor is absent or is unable to provide a make-up lesson.

A student arriving more than 10 minutes late will be considered a "no-show".

Q. Can I accompany my child to lessons?

We suggest that parents accompany children to and from the studio, and a waiting area is available for your convenience. However, uanattended siblings or other guests are not allowed in the waiting area.

Please note:

The Amarillo Music Academy staff assumes no liability for loss or injury.


We offer professional, qualified instruction at competitive rates.

What you get..

  • One 30-minute lesson per week
  • In-person instruction with qualified instructors
  • All styles of music
  • Suzuki-certified instruction available
  • Learn to read and UNDERSTAND music
  • Evening/weekend availability for convenience
  • Lesson plans for all skill levels
  • All ages welcome
Monthly Rate
$85*$105 for 5-lesson months

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Homero C. Campos, M.A.

Ricardo Cruz, B.M.