Guitar Lessons in San Antonio

Randy Naranjo, M.S.
Guitar Instructor

Randy, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, began his musical journey in 4th grade by singing in the school choir. A year later, he joined the school orchestra and started playing the cello. After spending four years in the orchestra, Randy took up the guitar at the age of 14. He attended Del Mar College, where he studied Classical and Jazz guitar. Randy continued his music education at Texas State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies in 2006. After his time at Texas State University, he relocated to Austin to study under guitarists Glenn Rexach and Tommy Howard.

In 2009, Randy earned a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He has since taught elementary music and middle school choir. As a performer, Randy has played with various groups, exploring different styles ranging from Classical and Jazz to Motown, Funk, and Rock.

With 23 years of teaching experience, Randy has been a faculty member at SAMA for 9 years. Despite his years of teaching, he still considers himself a student and is always eager to learn more about music and the guitar. In recent years, Randy has had the opportunity to study with guitarists Rich Severson, Sheryl Bailey, and Alex Hutchings.

Currently, Randy resides in San Antonio with his wife Cathy, their three children, and their dog and cat.

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Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Steve Dell

San Antonio Music Academy is awesome, my son loves the guitar lessons and is super excited to attend every week! He started with zero experience and progressed surprisingly fast. Randy is an amazingly talented guitarist/teacher. He is very patient, yet knows how to push students to the next level. Highly recommend all the instructors, the staff is great!

Steve Dell / parent
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