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Local Guitar Teachers

Tom Amoriello

Style: Classical & Popular (Plectrum), Music Educator & Clinician

Level: Beginning & Intermediate

Notes: M.M. Shenandoah Conservatory and B.A. Rowan University

Faculty: Settlement Music School, Flemington Raritan School District - Former Faculty: Cumberland County College--

Studied with Caluda, Mayes, Artzt & Crittenden --Master Classes with Verdery, Gilardino, Cobo & many more.

Appearances: NJN Public Television, Classical Guitar Magazine (UK) & Teaching Music Magazine (MENC)

Daniel Boring

Style: Classical, Romantic Guitar,Lute and Historical Instruments

Level: Beginning,Intermediate, Advanced

Notes: Director of Classical Guitar Studies Montgomery County Comm. College Former Faculty Univ. of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Univ. of Louisville ('98-05),

Faculty: Muhlenberg College, Settlement School, Masterclasses with: Assads, Barto, Ghiglia, Holzman,Iznaola, LAGQ, North.


417 Norfolk Road
Flourtown, PA 19031



Keith Calmes

Style: Classical,  
Jazz and other popular styles

Notes: DMA- University of Southern California, MM- Juilliard, BM- California State University Northridge New Jersey

David Cohen

Classical & Flamenco Guitar
Chinese Pipa
Turkish Oud


Philadelphia: 215-676-8903
New Jersey : 732-213-8111

email: david@guitarpoint.net

Kevin J. Cope

Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Music Theory, and Composition


Also available for composition commissions

Available to teach: Suzuki guitar, classical guitar, rock/metal guitar, folk guitar, composition, and music theory.

  • M.M. (2) - University of Delaware, Music Composition & Guitar Performance
  • Recipient of the DE Division of the Arts Emerging & Established Professional Award for Music Composition
  • Recipient of the DE Division of the Arts Established Professional Award


"A fascinating and stimulating debut that gets better and better the more you listen to it." - Blair Jackson, Classical Guitar Magazine

Newark, Delaware

email: kevin@kevinjcope.com

Daniel Corr

Style: Classical

  • M.M., A.D., Yale School of Music
  • Guitar Faculty: Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College, Suzuki Music School of Westport
  • Prizes, Concerts: 1st Place, Northwest Guitar Competition; Concerto soloist with Waterbury and Auburn Symphonies, Seattle Creative and American Classical Orchestras
Westport and New Haven, Connecticut

Students’ Prizes: 1st Place, Columbus State Guitar Competition, Division III, 2011.  
1st Place, Salisbury University Youth Guitar Competition, 2011
3rd Place, Youth Division I, Texas Guitar Competition, 2018

Pat D'Aprile

Style: Flamenco (solo and accompaniment), Jazz and Classical.
Levels: All 
    • Flamenco guitar studies in Spain with El Entri, Jesus de Rosario, Antonio Gabarri Jimenez, David Serva
    • Master classes with Manolo Sanlucar, Raphael Riqueni, Enrique de Melchor,Felipe Maya, Merengue de Cordoba, Paco Serrano, Pascual de Lorca, Santiago Moreno, Gerardo Nunez
    • Studied jazz guitar with Brian Betz, Joe Federico and classical guitar with Joe Mayes. 
    • BA in Music Education from Rutgers University. 

    Available for performances, workshops, lessons & all occasions.

    412 Albany Ave
    Westmont New Jersey 08108

    email: Tpdaprile1@verizon.net

    James Day

    Style: Classical
    Level: Beginning to Advanced
    Notes: BM North Carolina School of the Arts; MM and DMA Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Studied with Aaron Shearer, Nicholas Goluses. Additional studies with Oscar Ghiglia in Italy.
    Currently Director of Guitar Studies, The College of New Jersey; Artist Teacher, Westminster Conservatory of Rider University. Previous teaching: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet and Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Eastman School of Music; North Carolina School of the Arts. Performances in England, Italy, Germany, Spain and throughout the U.S. 


    Morrisville, PA

    email: day@tcnj.edu

    Peter Delaplane

    Kenyon College and Temple University. Studied with Allen Krantz, Sharon Isbin (Aspen Music Festival), Richard Schilling (New England Conservatory). Former faculty Settlement Music School, Nelly Berman School of Music. Taught at Friends Select School, Abington Friends. Currently teaches at Germantown Friends School and Episcopal Academy. Founding director of The Rock Garden Music Program

    Tom Emery

    Style: Classical
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate 

    Burchrunville, PA 19421



    Karl Garrett

    Style: Classical Guitar
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: Studied with Bill Leavitt, Vincenzo Macaluso and many master classes. Has been teaching for more than 35 Years. 

    335 Barclay CT
    Langhorne PA, 19047

    Nick Geracitano

    Style: Classical Guitar, Music Composition and Theory
    Level: Beginner through Advanced
    Notes: Head Instructor at Top Tier Guitar Studio,
    Studied under Joseph Mayes

    Top Tier Guitar Studio,
    177 S. Centre St,
    Merchantville, NJ 08109
    Phone: (609)346-8015

    email: nick@toptierguitarstudio.com 

    Don Golfen

    Beginner through Advanced   
    BM in Classical Guitar Performance from Temple Univ/Boyer College, student of Peter Segal

    Former Settlement Music School faculty

    Masterclass with Narciso Yepes

    Studied folk and acoustic blues styles with Jerry Ricks

    1501 S Keystone Ave
    Upper Darby, PA  19082


          email: dgolfen@verizon.net

    Luke Honer

    Teaching: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
    BM and MM the Hartt School, studied with Richard Provost
    and William Peters 


    email: lukehoner@hotmail.com

    James Hontz

    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: DMA from Peabody (2006); Faculty appointments at Dickinson College, Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College, Frederick Community College, Harford Community College, and Lincoln University. 

    West Grove PA 19390
    Phone: 610-345-0961 



    James Klueh

    Style: Classical and various pop/folk styles
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Intermediate/advanced
    Notes: Studied with Rod Stucky, St. Louis, MO. 20 years teaching experience. 

    Teaching primarily at The Music Workshop, Manayunk, PA 730 Penfield Ave.
    Havertown PA. 19083



    Marlis Kraft

    Marlis Kraft-Zemel, trained and taught in her native Switzerland before coming to the US. She has taught both children and adults in classical and folk styles, beginning and intermediate levels. Her commitment to the joy of making music with others has resulted in many years leading ensembles of guitars as well as mixed instrumental groups.

    324 Harrison Ave.

    Elkins Park, PA 19027




    Caroline Kubach

    Style: Classical, Pop, Folk, Rock
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Intermediate/advanced
    Notes: A.S. from Rowan College at Burlington County
    B.M. from Rowan University, Cum Laude
    M.M. from Rowan University, Summa Cum Laude
    One of the headlining performers at the 2017 Women of the Guitar Festival
    Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society

    Email: carkubach@gmail.com            Location:   South Jersey                   >Adjunct Professor of Guitar at Rowan College at Burlington County
    >Guitar Teacher at Rowan Community Music School
    >Performs in a classical guitar duo, Dulcet Guitar Duo (won 1st place at Texas A&M University Guitar Ensemble Competition (2018)
         Available for concerts, gigs, and special events

    Matthew Lavanish

    Style: Classical
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced –
    All ages welcome, including children
    Notes: Founder and President of Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, B.M. and M.M from University of Delaware, additional studies with
    Paulo Martelli, Alice Artzt and Jeremy Lyons, Master Classes with
    Jason Vieaux, The Katona Twins, Eleftheria Kotzia, Paulo Martelli and others, 20+ years teaching experience.
    Faculty: The Music School of Delaware and The Univ of DE Community Music School Former Faculty: St. Andrews School

    West Philadelphia, PA
    (302) 650-8797  


    Glen Lyons

    Style: Classical Guitar
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: Head of guitar progam at West Chester University
    Teach guitar majors, guitar minors, beginning classes, guitar ensemble, guitar literature, guitar master class, non-college guitar students, young classical guitar students.
    Master of Music in Guitar Performance from Peabody Consevatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Student of Aaron Shearer. Performed in Master Classes for Manuel Barrueco, Benjamin Verderey, Christopher Parkening, Turibio Santos, and Kohn Mills. Studied flamenco guitar with Carlos Rubio and Tito Rubio. Composed solo and duo music for seven and six string guitar.

    333 McIntosh Road,
    West Chester, PA 19382 


    Ross Mann

    Style:    Classical, contemporary & a wide variety of traditional & international styles.
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: Master of Music - Cleveland Institute of Music, studied with John Holmquist & John Sutherland and
    masterclasses with Isbin, Dyens, Gilardino, Timofeyev and many more.
          Ross offers guitar lessons at convenient Center City and University City studios and serves on the music faculty of several colleges in the area.  www.rossmannguitar.com

    Ross Mann, guitar

    Inner Rhythms Music & Therapy Ctr,
        37 S. 42nd St.(@ Chestnut St)
        Philadelphia, PA,       &

    Temple Music Prep,
          1515 Market St
          Philadelphia, PA

    email: ross@rossmannguitar.com

    phone: 215-893-0659

    Joseph Mayes

    Style: Classical
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: Head of Guitar department at Rowan University. Studied with Segovia 

    Rowan University
    Glassboro, NJ 08028 



    Kathleen Mayes

    Style: Classical Guitar, Renaissance Lute
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: Bachelor of Music, Master Arts Administration. Teaching for over 20 years. Studied with Julian Grey and Larry Snitzler 

    324 Virginia Avenue
    Collingswood, NJ 08108



    Behdad Moghaddasi

    Style: Classical
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate , Advanced. Master Class
    Notes: Master classes with Riccardo Iznaola, John Duarte. Head of Tehran Azad University Guitar program (1996-2000) 

    112 Marple Rd
    Haverford, PA 19041
    Home: (610) 649-1181
    Cell: (610) 283-2172




    William Newman

    Style: Classical
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: Studied with Peter Segal. Also teaches at Muhlenberg College and in South Jersey (cell 609-254-8928). 

    Classical Guitar Store
    2038 Sansom St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19103



    Alex Pollock

    Style: Classical
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

    Notes:  Alex recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Master’s in Classical Guitar Performance from Rowan University where he studied under Kathleen Mayes.  Alex is a member of PGCS, the Wilmington CGS, and GFA. He is on the Board of Directors for PCGS and is Membership Coordinator.

    Alex teaches at
    Pollock Music Lessons




    Mark Oppenlander

    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: Received his degree in classical guitar performance from Temple University in 1983 under the instruction of Peter Segal. 


    755 McCardle Drive
    West Chester, PA 19380
    Style: Classical



    Pamela Parsons

    Style: Classical, fingerstyle, pop/folk
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate

    Perkasie, PA 18944

    email: pamel@nni.com

    Brian Pearson

    Style: Classical
    Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: Aaron Shearer Method, Studied with Michael Decker,
    Master Classes with Aaron Shearer, Christopher Parkening  

    Chalfont, PA 18914



    John Penn

    Style: Classical, Flamenco
    Level: All
    Education: BA Music, Rutgers University; Studied classical guitar with William Viola, Peter Segal, Joseph Mayes. Studied flamenco guitar with Carlos Rubio.
    Masterclasses with Pedro Cortez, Jr. and Jesus Torres. 

    Primary teaching site:
    957 N. 5th Street,
    Philadelphia, PA 19123

    Secondary teaching site:
    The Classical Guitar Store,
    2038 Sansom Street
    Philadelphia, 19103
    Phone: 215-922-1662 





    Jordan T. Peterson

    Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Composition, and Active Music Listening & Comprehension

    M.M Music Theory

    Bucks and Montgomery Counties

    Email: armchairmusictheory@gmail.com

    Website: https://jordantpeterson.com/

    Marisol Rampolla

    Style: Classical Guitar
    Notes: Settlement Music School, Community College of Philadelphia 

    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (215) 551-7120



    Brad Rau

    Style: classical, jazz, mandolin
    Levels: beginner to advanced
    Notes: Bachelors of Music at West Chester University. Masterclasses with Jason Vieux and Michael Chapdelaine 

    69 W. Indian Springs Dr.
    Glenmoore PA 19343

    email: funkmunk413@aim.com

    Donald Reese

    940 Columbia Ave.
    Lansdale, PA 19446

    email: dreese161@comcast.net

    Nate Richards

    Styles: Classical, All genres of rock/metal. Music lessons and rock band school - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, Piano, Violin, Music Theory, Ensemble classes, Gigging student Rock Bands

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Notes: Owner, Richards Guitar Studio and Richards Rock Academy in Aston, PA. Orchestra Director, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory teacher at Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills, PA Education: B.M. Music

    Education / Music Theory and Composition, West Chester University M.M. Music Performance (Classical Guitar), West Chester University

    Richards Guitar Studio 2710 Concord Rd, Aston, PA 19014 610-908-5668

    Website: www.richardsguitarstudio.com

    Email: richards@richardsguitarstudio.com

    Adam Rose

    Adam Rose Adam enjoys teaching guitar to students of all ages, levels and interests. He is comfortable with all genres including Classical, Jazz, and Pop styles. He has performed in venues throughout New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles and maintains a full teaching schedule in the Philadelphia area. He studied guitar at University of the Arts and New School for Jazz and Contemporary music. Adam is looking forward to performing with the Classical Guitar Society Orchestra this spring! Adam's website



    email: adamadamr@aol.com

    Pate Smyser

    Style: Classical, Jazz, Contemporary Popular, Blues,
    Latin (both fingerstyle and plectrum techniques are taught)
    Level: Beginner through advanced (ages 12 through adult)
    Notes: Over 25 years of professional teaching and
    performing experience. Flexible scheduling options.
    Faculty: Moravian College

    Tel. 610-287-4280


    Harleysville, PA 

    email: pete@smyser.com

    John Marcel Williams

    Style: Classical, Flamenco.

    Level: All levels, beginner to advanced. 

    Education: Undergraduate (BM) and Masters (MM) received from the Peabody Institute of Music studying with Manuel Barrueco.

    Currently studying at the Curtis Institute of Music with Jason Vieaux and David Starobin.

    Prizes in numerous competitions and frequently performing concerts nationally and internationally.

    Located in Center City Philadelphia





    Ted Williams

    Style: Classical Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
    Notes: Studied with Alice Artzt, Leonoid Bolotine, Peter Segal, Albert Valdez-Blain and Bunyan Webb.
    Master classes with Miguel Abloniz and Oscar Ghiglia.
    Former guitar faculty at Lafayette College, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College and Temple University.

    Macungie, PA



    Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
    Address: 2038 Sansom street - Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone: +1 (215) 567 2972
    Email: info@phillyguitar.com 

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