About me



My name is Timur Duel, I am a classical guitarist and teacher who resides in Orange County, California timurDuel_01.

I offer private in-home and in-studio guitar lessons in various parts of Orange County(Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley,Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa  Margarita, Coto de Caza,Fullerton and other cities).I am also available for  concert performances and private or corporate events throughout Southern CA , including Los Angeles, San Diego area and Inland Empire, as well as more distant locations (upon request)

Please call (949) 939 9060 or email using contact form on this website.


About me

I was born in Baku , Azerbaijan (formerly one of Soviet Republics), and began learning guitar at the age of 12. I studied under notable teacher Vladimir Pegov at Music School no.21 which currently bears name of renown cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich.

My family moved to Israel in 1995 where I  continued my studies privately and at Tel Aviv Music Academy with Mr. Yoram Zerbib and Mr.Yehuda Shrayer.

My first teaching experience goes back to being a senior student of Mr. Pegov  as his substitute  on occasions when my teacher was ill or on tour. Later I had my own private students in both Baku and Israel and I also taught at various community centers.

After my move to USA in 2003 I settled in Irvine and began teaching privately as well as at number of private music schools. I also started to ‘play gigs’  -perform at weddings and various events-something that was new to me.

My interests include art and various cultural events, travel and meeting new people. I like to attend concerts in my spare time, not necessary guitar recitals, I love classical music, opera, jazz and world music.