Biography

I was born and raised in San Diego, California.  I first learned to play the guitar from my father when I was 12 years old and I've been hooked on that beautiful should ever since.  Growing up in a musical family, I grew up listening to all kids of music, from Bach to the Beatles, to Miles Davis and Michael Jackson.  At age 16 I began taking lessons from internationally acclaimed Flamenco guitarist Diego Corriente.  Three years later I began performing in San Diego area at local live music venues and private parties.     


After releasing my first CD Nuevo Paraiso in 2003, I began touring with World Music band Calima; that same year I decided to leave my nine-to-five job to concentrate on being a full-time musician.  finding success as a freelance musician I decided to focus mainly on weddings, private and corporate events.  


In 2012 I founded Alex Guillen Music and decided to go back to school to finish my degree in music.  I received an AA in Liberal Arts and Science, Music degree from San Diego Mesa College in 2014.  I am currently pursuing a BA in Music from San Diego State University.   


Education & Training 

BA Music, Jazz Studies at San Diego State University (Present) 

AA, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Music - May, 2014 

Flamenco Workshop with Jose Antonio Rodriguez - Apr, 2014 

Jazz Camp, University of California San Diego - Jul, 2012

Jazz Camp, University of California San Diego - Jul, 2004

Jazz Clinic with guitarist Mundell Lowe - Feb, 2012

Jazz Clinic with guitarist Dan Papaila - Apr, 2011

Jazz Clinic with guitarist Jaime Valle - Oct, 2011

Jazz Clinic with Joe Azarello - 2010, 2011

Masterclass with Afro-Cuban Allstars - Feb 2013

Masterclass with Award Winning Chucho Valdes - Feb 2012

Classical Masterclass with guitarist Antigoni Goni - 1996

Classical Masterclass with guitarist Pepe Romero- 1995

Studied privately with guitarist Bob Boss - 2011 - 2013

Studied privately with guitarist Jorge Strunz - 2011

Studied privately with guitarist Jorge Pastrana - 2010 - 2011

Studied privately with guitarist Fred Benedetti - May, 1996

Studied privately with guitarist Diego Corriente - 1989-1994

About Me

Alex Guillen Music

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Past Corporate Clients

Hotel del Coronado 

Morgan Run 

Rancho Bernardo Inn

Estancia La Jolla 

Park Aviara Resort 

Sheraton Carlsbad

The Lodge at Torrey Pines 

Sotheby's Real Estate 

Tommy Bahama

The Gillespie School

Crown Aviation 

Battiata Real Estate 

USS Midway 

Lowe's Coronado