School history

El Paso Music Learning Corner was founded in 1993 by Mario Otero as “La Guitarra”.

His many years of experience and love for music has channeled itself to his students and staff. He directs and is involved with the teachers and every student that comes through the doors of the school.

Since the school opened at its current location on Mesa Street in 2001, it’s expansion has led to not only guitar instruction but also bass, piano, drums, violin, viola and voice.

El Paso Music Learning Corner also offers more diverse programs and convenient class times to the residents of El Paso. Many of the parents choose the school because in addition to having excellent teachers and programs, it is possible to have two or more students in different lessons at the same time. Although students can choose from the classical method, the school also has a large number of students that study rock, pop, jazz, blues, mexican, flamenco and contemporary music. The main focus is on helping students gain the skills they need to enjoy music long after music lessons are over.

El Paso Music Learning Corner currently has 15 instructors, all of which have extensive experience in the instrument they teach, are university trained and have performance experience. Our Music School handles everything from beginners to advanced level students. Due to the number of teachers on staff, the students are matched up with the teacher that best meet their needs and who relate well to them.

The school facilities include teaching rooms and equipment, pianos, recording studio and performance area.

El Paso Music Learning Corner plays a leading role in the area’s music community and is attempting to enrich the cultural life of El Paso and Juarez with a unique set of services.

Spanning the musical and lingual diversity of two countries, El Paso Music Learning Corner continues to not only educate and create music students of the future, but employs, supports and encourages the music teachers of both El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.

El Music Learning Corner is poised to continue it’s pursuit of excellence in music education and performance in El Paso, for the benefit of our wonderful multicultural community.

Concerts and presentations given in our performance area:

Classical guitar virtuoso Douglas Niedt
Classical guitar virtuoso Aquiles Valdez
Grammy award winner PetteHuttlinger
Grammy nominated duo “La Vienta”
Jazz guitar virtuoso Curt Warren
Open Mics
Culture Cruise West
Guitarras de Fuego
Flamenco Duende
Utep Jazz Trio with pianist Carlos Barba
Utep Jazz trio with guitarist Jorge Gonzalez
Recitals and student / teacher presentations.

El Paso Music Learning Corner was built on Mario Otero’s dream of supporting local talent by teaching music and giving enlightenment to the people of El Paso and Juarez. The School of Music is committed and will always embrace this endeavor!

It's easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


6503 North Mesa, El Paso, TX 79912
(Between Sunland Park and Resler on the west side of Mesa)

Offering quality guitar, voice, singing, bass, drums, piano, and violin lessons in El Paso, Texas.

Offering quality music lessons in:

Guitar • Piano • Voice • Drums • Bass • Ukulele