guitar and ukulele classes for anyone who wants to have fun making music

About Hot Rod:

International performing artist Jerry 'Hot Rod' DeMink studied at Berklee School of Music and has 11 years experience touring, and has been teaching for the last 14+ years. Patient and gifted with kids, experienced and insightful with adults, Jerry gets his students playing guitar quickly. Many styles and levels taught.  Jerry has the experience and knowledge you need to join in on the fun!


Want to do a Skype lesson?  Schedule today!


lesson tuition

30-minute weekly group classes:

$117 per month - Charter Schools require $20 enrollment fee.


30-minute weekly private one-on-one lessons:

$168 per month - Charter Schools require $20 enrollment fee.


Need a fresh set of guitar strings?

$20 plus the cost of strings. (≈ $5 or bring your own)

Studio in Sorrento Valley at I-5 & Carmel Mountain Rd. 
Call or e-mail for availability. 

CHARTER SCHOOLS - Group and Private available 

Contracted Vendor with Julian, Inspire and Valiant Charter Schools .



  • (Our son) has really fallen in love with playing guitar and music. Thank you Jerry!
  • Thanks Jerry. (Our son's) continued progress shows that you are doing a great job as his teacher.
  • Thanks for your hard work, Jerry. The kids and I really appreciate the time you spend with them.….I'm really pleased that he's enjoying guitar.
  • We are very grateful to have met you and that you have shown (our son) how to play the guitar. You are an important part of (his) life and we truly appreciate your commitment to teach and encourage him……

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