“Ralph is an amazing teacher, friend, and human being. Not only has he taught me everything there is to know about the guitar, but he made every part of learning fun and interesting..." more

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Meet the Instructor


"Ralph is everything you could want in a teacher:

He's kind, encouraging, and extremely knowledgeable..."

Musical Background


Ralph started playing instruments when he was 5-years-old and music has been a rewarding part of his life ever since.


Ralph has been playing guitar and performing professionally for over 24 years and teaching private guitar and bass lessons for over 20 years. He is a graduate of The Grove School of Music, holds a Bachelor's degree in Classical Guitar from UC, Irvine, and a Master's degree in Music Composition from Cal State Northridge.


Teaching History


Ralph began teaching in Thousand Oaks over 20 years ago. He taught up to 50 students per week in the major music stores in the area for several years until he moved to Orange County to continue his music education. While in Orange County, Ralph founded Atlantis Guitar. His goal was to provide superior, inspiring guitar lessons in a productive and dynamic environment. Ralph more than realized these goals, and Atlantis Guitar has been a consistent success over the last several years.


Ralph eventually returned to Thousand Oaks and  relocated Atlantis Guitar to its Thousand Oaks location.


Teaching style

Ralph is a flexible and creative instructor with extensive experience teaching all ages, levels, and a wide variety of styles. His students enjoy a
patient and fun environment while discovering their musical abilities. With over 19 years of private guitar instruction experience, Ralph has developed a unique and effective approach. His students maintain interest while developing into complete musicians with individual style. 


Ralph relates well with all ages and is beloved by kids, teens, and adults alike. His enthusiasm for teaching and playing guitar, along with a genuine concern for his students, create a positive experience for all who enter Atlantis Guitar. 


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M.M., Music Composition, with Distinction
CSU, Northridge
B.A. Music, Classical Guitar, Cum laude
UC, Irvine
Certificate, Jazz Guitar & Theory
The Grove School of Music

Instructor and Founder, Ralph D'Ignazio