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
Jon Sharp – Classical Guitar
Jon studied music at West Valley Community College and at San Jose State University, CA where he received his Masters degree in Classical Guitar in 2009. Along the way he performed with the 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 guitarists Adam Holzman, Martha Masters, Berta Rojas, James Smith, Scott Tenant, Jason Vieaux and Andrew York.
Classical guitar affords the flexibility of performing music in both solo and ensemble settings and, by ensuring students learn to read music and understand the practical application of music theory, classical guitar provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue a formal music education.
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
Anne Loewen – Guitar, Ukulele
Anne graduated from Willamette University with a Masters of Art in Teaching. Her studies focused on learning styles which she continues to use with her students. Anne completed coursework from Duquesne University in teaching guitar and has completed three levels in ukulele teaching from the James Hill Ukulele Initiative. She played oboe and English horn with the Portland Youth Philharmonic under the direction of Jacob Avshalomov. Currently, she plays in various community groups.
Anne holds an Oregon Teaching License with an endorsement in music. She has taught general music, including guitar and ukulele in local area schools for ten years. Beginners and non-traditional students are her specialty. If you are looking to stimulate your mind and nourish your soul while learning to play the oboe, guitar, or ukulele, give Anne a call. Live life unplugged!
Contact Info: 541-758-5164
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
Kalyn Payne – Guitar, Drums
Kalyn Payne is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist with several years experience on the stage and in the studio. Surrounding herself with several of the finest players in the Pacific Northwest, she is a founding member of a local professional touring band who recently graced several of Austin, Texas’ stages. “We should count ourselves fortunate that on a continent dotted with larger reputations, the Payne’s have made this valley their home.” -The Entertainer, Albany Democrat Herald
Kalyn offers drum and guitar lessons. Her teaching style is casual and fun. Drumming students should expect not only to learn proper techniques and fundamentals, but also how to play along with other people. Once you learn the basics of drumming, you will get to play along with her accompanying on another instrument. You’ll learn how to link up rhythmically with the bass guitar, how and when to play fills, and several other important components to being a true musician and drummer, things you won’t find in a book!
For More Info on all of the other Instrument Lessons we offer, Contact Us at: 541-754-6098