The instructors at Paper Moon are professional working guitarists who perform live music in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. From wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions to corporate functions and festivals, we are skilled and experienced musicians who have played a variety of private and public events all over southern California and beyond. See more below about each guitarist's musical style and background - other elements such as percussion, bass, violin, and more can easily be added according to your taste and needs for the event. Contact us for more information or fill out our booking form to submit your request for live music!
Scot Taber is
a skilled and experienced guitar teacher and performer committed to studying
the instrument and guiding others in this pursuit.
Studying, performing, and writing music since the age of eleven, when he took up the trumpet, Scot later played piano and finally turned to the guitar, exploring Rock and Jazz styles and later Classical and Flamenco under acclaimed guitarists Adam Schydlower (of Gypsy Jazz and World Beat groups Gitano and the Desert Prophets and Desert Moon)... Click here to learn more.
Joe Amato has
studied a wide range of styles in his twenty year relationship with
the guitar, from playing in bands at age 12, to studying at prestigious
universities and performing internationally.
Studying music composition, classical guitar, and jazz theory at such schools as the University of North Texas, Rice University, and the University of Texas at Austin, Joe finally received a bachelor's degree in Classical Guitar Performance at Southwest Texas State University. He then went on to acquire ... Click here to learn more.
Paper Moon Guitar Duo, is a San Diego based guitar duo featuring a blend of infectious instrumental guitar styles, ranging from original Latin Jazz, Flamenco, Gypsy Swing, New Age and Ambient compositions to jazz standards and classical works with a modern, quirky flair. "Delightfully eclectic" The Troubadour Click here to learn more.
Nate Ware is a Tokyo-born guitarist knowledgeable in a variety of musical styles. His early obsession with heavy metal was what first compelled him to become a musician and learn guitar, an education that began with Fred Benedetti, George Svoboda, and Robert Wetzel on the Classical Guitar in 2003. He graduated with an Associate's Degree in Guitar Performance from Grossmont College in 2007, and received a Bachelor's in Guitar Performance from San Diego State University in 2009. During his studies, Nate was introduced... Click here to learn more.
Alexander Meyers´ love for music was instilled early on by his musical family. After discovering rock and classical guitar styles, Alex pursued music academically under acclaimed guitarists George Svoboda and Fred Benedetti, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in 2006 and a Master of Music in classical guitar performance in 2009 from San Diego State University.
Alex began teaching individual and group guitar lessons in 2000, guiding students in music performance, theory, and ensemble...Click here to learn more.
is an experienced multi-instrumentalist instructor, performer, and session musician who teaches guitar, piano, banjo, and lap steel in a wide variety of styles. A San Diego native, he has studied and performed with some of the most notable musicians and won multiple music awards.
Dillon started with piano as his first instrument at age 11. He studied jazz in the La Costa Canyon High School Jazz Band and was gigging professionally as a guitarist by age 14. He then enrolled as ...Click here to learn more.