Dr. Payam Larijani
D.M.A., M.M., B.M.
Orange County Guitar Academy was founded by Dr. Payam Larijani, who is a current alumni member of the 2019 UCLA Guitar Ensemble directed by Professor Peter Yates.
Payam completed his Doctorate in Musical Arts at Claremont Graduate University with an emphasis on classical guitar performance, music history, and music recording technology. He also successfully pursued a Masters’ degree in Commercial Music from CSU Los Angeles and has worked with many leaders of the industry.
Today, Payam offers students not just his expertise in playing music, but also his experiences in navigating the ins and outs of the music industry. Payam's professional skills and passion for teaching are evident in his commitment to academic achievement.