About Sonanta School of Guitar

Private Guitar Lessons in Chicago for kids, yougn adults, and adults.

Our Mission

The Sonanta School of Guitar, directed by flamenco guitarist and educator Diego Alonso (M.A. Flamenco), offers private guitar lessons, tutoring & coaching by expert teachers in flamenco, classical, jazz & Latin jazz for ages 14 and up.


Now accepting students for 2022-2023

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About Sonanta School of Guitar

The Sonanta School of Guitar is a network of professional guitar teachers with certifications ranging from Bachelor's to Ph.D.s (or equivalent) in guitar. Sonanta teachers utilize time-tested pedogogical and coaching methods to ensure that students reach their musical goals as effectively and artistically as possible.  Our expert instructors teach private guitar lessons in Flamenco guitar, Classical guitar, Jazz & Latin-Jazz guitar online or in person (Miami, FL and Chicago, IL).

Studying Guitar at Sonanta

Although our expert teachers base their teaching methods on time-tested pedagogical methods, their curriculi are not fixed. We believe strongly in the importance of creating your our own musical voice by exploring multiple guitar styles, composing, and supplememting your teacher's curriculum with your own music selection. This approach provides you with a fun, challening, and organized method that allows you to improve your technical, creative, and expresive skills without being boxed into an inflexible curriculum.

Instructor Qualifications

Every instructor at Sonanta has at least 20 years of professional experience teaching classical, flamenco, flamenco-jazz, Latin, jazz and/or Latin-jazz guitar.


Diego Alonso is the director and principle classical & flamenco guitar instructor at the Sonanta School of Guitar. He has taught over 10,000 private lessons and has given lectures, clinics, master classes, workshops, and lectures on flamenco in over 500 universities, elementary schools, high schools, and universities, nationally and internationally. Diego Alonso graduated with highest honors in Flamenco Guitar Performance from the Fundación Cristina Herren de Arte Flamenco (Seville, Spain) and holds a Masters Degree in Flamencology (pedagogy, ethnomusicology and musicology specialized in flamenco) from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). In addition, Diego has studied classical guitar with Peter Aglinskas (Loyola U. Chicago) & Denis Azabagic (Roosevelt U.), as well as Jazz with David Bloom (Bloom School of Jazz) and John Moulder (Roosevelt and Northwestern U.). Diego has a Bachelor of Science degree in research psychology and uses his deep interest in the psychology of learning, skill acquisition, and expertise to coach & teach guitar. Read more about Diego at www.DiegoAlonsoMusic.com.

Student Responsibilites

Students are expected to commit to practicing 4-6 days/week for an absolute minimum of 20 minutes/day and a maximum of 4 hours/day (depending on each student's goal). Daily practice schedules will be based on your goals and current musical level. Our instructors will help you develop an effective practice method that will guarantee you results and students are expected to apply these methods in every practice session.

Academic Degrees

Currently the Sonanta School of Guitar is a non-degree program of study and is not yet accredited. For the time being, lessons with Sonanta instructors are strictly independent. That being said, please speak to your teacher and academic advisors to see if you can obtain credits for your studies with Sonanta teachers.

Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Hate Policy

It is the policy of the Sonanta School of Guitar and its teachers not to engage in discrimination, hate, bigotry, or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a protected veteran, and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination actions, orders, and regulations.

The Sonanta School of Guitar and its affiliated teachers reserve the right to discontinue lessons immediately and permanently with any and all students who promote, attempt to promote, or are suspected of promoting, discriminatory and/or hate messages as stated above. 

Private Guitar Lessons in Chicago for kids, yougn adults, and adults.
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