Chris Arellano – Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro
Chris Arellano has been playing music virtually all his life. He started playing drums in a family band at the age of 8. After graduating from Musicians Institute in 1994, he was able to use his music as a vehicle to travel around the US doing what he loves. Chris has been teaching professionally for 13 years. His goal as an instructor is to teach each student what they are most interested in learning, infusing proper technique and theory during the process. Every student is an individual and has a different way of processing information. His goal is to be flexible enough to figure the best approach and to help guide each student through their musical journey. Chris teaches the following: Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro
Contact Info: 541-223-2614
Edward Dee – Guitar
My name is Edward Dee and I am a guitar instructor in the Lesson Loft at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, Oregon. I was born and raised in San Francisco and have played and taught guitar and bass guitar since the late 1960s. I have been privileged to teach and work with many San Francisco notables over the years such as Country Joe McDonald and the legendary promoter and hall of fame icon, Bill Graham. I teach all styles of guitar, both acoustic and electric. I also teach electric bass guitar and coach with gear set-up, guitar and amp selections and performance issues and growth. In addition, I can help you craft your songwriting as I have three professionally written and produced CDs of original music spanning many different genres. I have collaborated on many other artist’s CDs over the years, both writing as well as producing for them. I have developed a system that gets beginning students playing at their first lesson. This helps the student realize that… “This Is Doable!” We couple a foundation of learning the language of music with an always joyful attitude. Come let’s meet and start your guitar journey.
Contact Info: 650-888-0130
Matt Neely – Guitar
Matt focuses on fundamentals without forgetting the “fun” element. Learning basic note reading in first position and solid rhythmic techniques will set the stage for success in any guitar genre without leaving any “holes” in the skill set. With a Bachelor’s in Music from Oregon State University & experience in many different musical setting, Matt draws from that education & experience to provide a strong understaning of musical theory and skill development.
Contact Info: 541-730-9011
Nick Rivard – Guitar
Nick has been playing guitar since he was 9 and has been teaching since high school. He is now 25 & recently graduated from the University of Oregon where he studied guitar under Mike Denny & Don Latarsky. He plays with local groups the Timbral Hut & Space Neighbors. Nick plays a wide variety of musical styles ranging from jazz & blues to rock & funk. He has extensive knowledge of music theory & its practical application to the guitar for improvising & composing.
Contact Info: 541-602-9162
Jon Sharp – Classical Guitar
Jon studied music at West Valley Community College and at San Jose State University, CA wherehe received his Masters degree in Classical Guitar in 2009. Along the way he performed withthe San Jose State University Guitar Quartet as well as the San Jose State Collegium Musicumearly music group. Jon has performed in Master Classes for well known international guitaristsAdam Holzman, Martha Masters, Berta Rojas, James Smith, Scott Tenant, Jason Vieaux andAndrew York.
Classical guitar affords the flexibility of performing music in both solo and ensemble settingsand, by ensuring students learn to read music and understand the practical application of musictheory, classical guitar provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue a formalmusic education.
Contact Info: 541-829-2092
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