Welcome to the official website for Salem, OR based musician, Manny Martinez. Here you will find information on taking guitar lessons with Manny, as well as hiring Manny's Jazz groups and Rock Band.
Born in Baltimore, Manny started playing guitar at age 13. At age 17 Manny moved to Boston to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006. While at Berklee, Manny studied with several notable musicians, such as Charlie Banacos, Bruce Bartlett, Dave Samuels, Alain Mallet, Ed Saindon, Ed Tomassi, and many others. Since graduating, Manny has gained a wealth of experience in live performing, recording session work, and teaching private lessons. Manny is currently a student of world renowned guitarist and musician, Bryan Baker.
one pack of 4 guitar lessons. Each lesson will be a minimum of 30 minutes
one pack of 4 lessons. Each lesson will be a minimum of 45 minutes
One pack of 4 lessons. Each lesson will be a minimum of 60 minutes
The trio features Manny Martinez on guitar and vocals. The other members of the trio play bass and drums.
The quartet would have one additional musician, either piano, saxophone, trumpet, as well as other options.
Birth of Happiness is an original rock band, featuring Manny Martinez on guitar and vocals. The other members play bass and drums. Birth of Happiness plays cover material as well, from a variety of different Rock bands, but the focus is on new and innovative original music that will blow your mind!
Manny is heavily involved in the Salem Music Community. Playing in jazz groups, rock groups, and also hosting open stage/open mics, Manny has become a leader in the Salem Music community. 2022 promises to be an amazing year for live performances!
Manny has extensive experience in a variety of studio and rehearsal settings. The knowledge acquired from this experience is something that Manny passes on to his students.
Manny is currently writing an album of original rock music with his mentor/teacher Bryan Baker. This album is scheduled to begin production in 2022, and has the goal of being an absolutely groundbreaking, and mainstream album. Manny and Bryan are absolutely going for the dream with this project. And students will tell you, its a lot of fun taking lessons with someone that is going for their dream!
Manny Martinez improvising, using pentatonics, modes, chromatics, and more. These are some of the techniques you can learn in your lessons!
In your lessons with Manny Martinez, not only can you learn your favorite songs from your favorite bands, but you can also learn beautiful classical guitar music as well! Often times, teachers will stress either classical or contemporary, but when you study with Manny you can learn both!
Are you tired of playing the same old pentatonic and blues licks in every solo? One of the top requests Manny gets it to learn how to break out of the limitations of pentatonic scales by learning the modes. Manny has a system that will finally break you out of pentatonic dependency, and teach you the basic music theory required to outline chord changes in your solos. The method used is the same that is taught at Berklee. Take your playing to the next level!