Jose Hernandez Vicente, MM

Adjunct Professor, Guitar Studies

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3209
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Jose Hernandez Vicente, MM, is a professional guitarist and educator from Salamanca, Spain. He began touring and recording professionally at age 17. In 2003 he moved to Los Angeles, and in 2020 obtained his Master of Music in Performance from APU, studying under Michael Kozubek, MM. As a performer, he has 20 years of international touring experience in diverse commercial styles for various artists and his band, Sonsoles. He has also performed with Spanish rock bands Mana and Mikel Erentxun, and is the guitarist for Mexican pop star Sofía Reyes. In the world of elearning, he worked for Music Prodigy, developing educational apps such as Rock Prodigy, Music Prodigy, Choir Prodigy, and the apps for artists Keith Urban, Megadeth, The Offspring, the Grateful Dead, and No Doubt. He has taught guitar for more than 25 years to students at all levels, including Mana’s guitarist, Sergio Vallin. He has also taught at Orange County School of the Arts and California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley.


  • MM, Performance (Classical Guitar), Azusa Pacific University, 2020
  • BM, Musicology, University of Salamanca, 2000
  • Graduate Degree in Classical Guitar, Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Salamanca, 2000


  • Professional GIT Certificate (with honors), Musicians Institute of Hollywood, 2004
  • Pedagogical Certificate, Institute of Education Sciences, University of Salamanca, 2002

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Commercial Music
  • Elearning
  • Guitar Pedagogy
  • Guitar Performance
  • Music Theory

Courses Taught

  • MUS 120 – Music Fundamentals
  • MUS 121 – Music Theory I
  • MUS 232 – Guitar Techniques
  • MUS 270 – Guitar Ensemble
  • MUS 1S1 – Applied Strings (Guitar)
  • MUS 455 – Late Romantic and 20th Century Music Literature