Guitar Lessons

Contact Information

Heath De Fount-Haberlin
Studio: (415) 517-9039

Guitar Lesson Rates

$75 for an hour lesson.
$100 for an hour and a half lesson.

$100 for an hour lesson including travel fee.
$125 for an hour and a half lesson including travel fee.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or the full lesson fee will be charged.


Heath De Fount-Haberlin-Guitar Teacher

Heath De Fount-Haberlin is one of the most in-demand guitar teachers in the Bay Area. Heath is a San Francisco-based guitarist, singer-songwriter and musician. He is also a producer, arranger and author who teaches guitar, bass, piano and songwriting. He currently teaches in San Francisco, Marin, Los Angeles and Sun Valley, Idaho. For over 20 years, Heath has been unlocking the secrets of the guitar for students of all levels and varied interests. As a teacher, he has over 100 guitar students in the Bay Area ranging in age from eight to eighty-eight. His teaching roster includes celebrities, Grammy winners, Bay Area musicians and the average Joe alike. 

Heath teaches several well known guitarists including Grammy winner Adam Levy, guitarist of Norah Jones and Tracy Chapman. Martin Luther, guitarist of the Roots and the star of the Oscar, Grammy and Golden globe nominated movie, "Across The Universe". Heath gives guitar lessons to bassist Chris Chaney (Alanis Morissette, Jane's Addiction, Robben Ford) who is also a Mill Valley native who has graced the cover of Bass Player Magazine. Chris was also recently nominated for the Marin Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame. Heath also taught Sonoma child jazz prodigy and Grammy nominated guitarist Julian Lage. Julian Lage was also the subject of "Jules At Eight", Mark Becker's Academy-Award nominated documentary, filmed at Real Guitars, in which Heath is in (jamming with Julian) and has three featured original songs entitled, "It's Muddy In The Water", "It's A Minor Thang" and "6th Street". Check out the video below! Julian was recently nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for "Sounding Point".

Heath De Fount-Haberlin now offers guitar lessons worldwide. One-on-one sessions are still available to students in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Haberlin divides his time between San Francisco and Marin County.) Online video lessons are available via Skype, Moon Toast or iChat. Learn guitar basics, improvisation, chord theory, Beatles' songwriting secrets and ultimately develop the understanding and awareness to take the guitar in any direction you can imagine.

Heath is currently writing several books entitled, "It's All About The Song-A Songwriters Guide for the Guitarist" and "Chris Chaney; Stackknobs and P's-The Life and High Times of a Bass Player", editing another book entitled, "The Beatles Bible-For the Guitarist" , writing an oyster book entitled, "The Horny Oyster-Go Shuck Yourself: A Bay Area Guide to Oyster Tours", writing a book about his family entitled, "The De Fount-Haberlin Family Genealogy Book", and writing a book about his great grandfather William R. Haberlin entitled, "Wiliiam R. Haberlin and the American Miniature Railway Company-The Bridgeport Line."

Julian Lage

Julian Lage and Heath De Fount-Haberlin in "Jules At Eight"

Carlos Santana and Julian Lage perform "Maggot Brain" Live at Concord Pavillion in 1997