Mr. Harold E. Sexton

Guitar Teacher

Harold Sexton

SAA Member

With 40 years of guitar teaching experience, Harold Sexton has joined Becker Guitar Studio.  After a 47 year career at AT&T, Harold has retired from the telephone company and plans to enjoy his life-long love for the guitar.

Mentored by Brandon Yip on the Suzuki Guitar Method, Harold has taught all ages, both private and group lessons, using the Suzuki Methodology.  Harold has completed and registered teacher training for Every Child Can and Suzuki Guitar Books 1-3.  His teacher training was provided by Suzuki Guitar gurus Frank Longay and Mychal Gendron.

Harold initially took Suzuki Guitar Teacher Training to become a better guitar teacher for his grandchildren that wanted to learn to play the guitar.  With the current grandchildren count at 14, he calls his teacher training the best investment of his life.  Believing so strongly in the power of the Suzuki Guitar Method, Harold’s teaching has extended way beyond family.

Harold’s classical guitar training started in 1973 with a Southern California Community College guitar class.  After taking all of the guitar classes offered at El Camino College, Harold studied privately with the course instructor Jim Forrest.  He also attended and performed in a week long Cal State Fullerton Master Class taught by David Grimes.  After moving from Southern California to Sacramento, Harold studied with two of the best in the area, Brandon Yip and Matthew Grasso.    

Harold has written articles that were published in Soundboard Magazine, the academic classical guitar journal of the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA).  As a guitar lover, he has seen many concerts over five decades that include Andres Segovia, John Williams, Julian Bream, The Romeros, Paco De Lucia and so many others that Harold will be happy to tell you about!

Harold plays guitar as a volunteer for the Kaiser Hospital Healing Music Program.  He can usually be found in the Surgery Waiting Room or the Main Lobby with his guitar.