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About Cody Breyer

Cody Breyer
Cody Breyer
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Riverside, CA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory
Education: Master of Music in Studio Guitar Performance (University of Southern California), Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance (La Sierra University). Doctor of Musical Arts in Studio Guitar Performance (In Progress, USC, Academic Field: Music Teaching & Learning, Elective Fields: Music Technology, Music Industry)
Performance Experience: Cody's list of artist involvement ranges from major gospel artists to rising pop artists: Johnathan McReynolds, Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, Brent Jones, Le’Andra Johnson, Johnathan Nelson, Travis Garland, Celeste Stoney, and Seefor Yourself. His television appearances include Good Day LA, En Vivo, and Musicology. Cody has toured the U.S. and Canada as the guitar player for the Spencer Lee Band and currently stands as the guitarist for Mt. Rubidoux SDA Church and Second Birth Church of Riverside.
Teaching Experience: Adjunct Professor of Guitar Studies at La Sierra University since 2019, Academy of Visual and Performing Arts since 2019, Riverside Conservatory from 2011-2013, Teaching privately since 2011, Student Missionary 2nd Grade Teaching 2007-2008.
Teaching Philosphy: In performance and instruction Cody observes 5 “P’s”: Purpose, Professionalism, Precision, Presence, and Personality: "My mission as a guitar instructor is to foster within the student the inspiration, will, and confidence to center (Purpose), organize (Professionalism), master (Precision), perform (Presence), and create (Personality)."

Get to know Cody Breyer

Born and raised in Riverside, California, Cody Breyer is a guitar player whose versatility is only rivaled by his charm on the instrument. Having a robust background in music since the age of 9, he pursued the study of guitar at La Sierra University where he received his B.M. in Classical Guitar Performance. He continued his education to attain an M.M. in Studio Guitar from the University of Southern California. His skill, determination, and passion for the instrument  have blazed paths for him throughout numerous venues and festivals performing nationally and internationally as sideman for artists, gospel groups, jazz ensembles, corporate event bands, and cover bands.

Cody is currently based in Southern California around the Inland Empire and Los Angeles balancing a rigorous teaching schedule while persuing his DMA in Studio Guitar Performance at USC. In addition to his teaching and academic endeavors, Cody can be found in recording sessions or performing jazz, rock, country, soul,  R&B, and gospel regularly around his hometown.

Cody Breyer teaches at:
3560 Riverside Plaza Dr Suite 408
Riverside, CA 92506
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