2016/2017 Fundraising Goal

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Goal: $7,000.00
89%
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Local Guitar Teachers

 NAME  INFO  CONTACT
 





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)


Southern NJ




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.
 www.reverbnation.com/
danielboringduecolori


417 Norfolk Road
Flourtown, PA 19031
215.836.8444

email: danielboring@comcast.net


Keith Calmes 

Style: Classical,  
Jazz and other popular styles
Notes: DMA- University of Southern California, MM- Juilliard, BM- California State University Northridge New Jersey
 www.keithcalmes.com

732-688-3861

email: keithcalmes@rocketmail.com



David Cohen
 
Classical & Flamenco Guitar
Chinese Pipa
Turkish Oud 
 www.guitarpoint.net

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

email: david@guitarpoint.net



Kevin Cope
 
Classical Guitar and Composition
Available for composition commissions

  • M.M. - University of Delaware, Music Composition
  • M.M. - University of Delaware, Guitar Performance
  • 2015 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Professional Fellow for Music Composition
  • 2011 Delaware Division of the Arts Emerging Artist Fellow for Music Composition
www.kevinjcope.com

Newark, Delaware

email: kevin@kevinjcope.com






Pat D’Aprile
 
  • Style: Flamenco (solo and accompaniment), Jazz and Classical.
  • Levels: All 
  • Notes: 
    • 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
609-220-0391

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. 
 www.tcnj.edu/~day

Morrisville, PA
484-769-7009

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

 www.peterdelaplane.com

email: peterdelaplane@gmail.com
Tom Emery   Style: Classical
Level: Beginning, Intermediate 
 Burchrunville, PA 19421

email: memery321@aol.com



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. 

www.garrettguitar.com
 
335 Barclay CT
Langhorne PA, 19047
215.485.8803




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

     610-348-5854

      don@golfenguitar.com      

 


Luke Honer 
 Teaching: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
BM and MM the Hartt School, studied with Richard Provost
and William Peters 
 (215)510-2346

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 

email: JPHontz@prodigy.net
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
215-896-5409 

email: jamesklueh@yahoo.com

Marlis Kraft-Zemel  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. 
7846 Montgomery Ave,
Elkins Park, PA 19027
610-316-0984  

email: marliskz@gmail.com
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
www.lavanishguitar.com
West Philadelphia, PA
(302) 650-8797  

http://www.lavanishguitar.com/
Glenn 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 

email:glyons@wcupa.edu
Ross Mann  Style: Classical, contemporary and a variety of traditional 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 faculties of several colleges in the area.  www.rossmannguitar.com
       Ross Mann, guitar


Temple Music Prep, 1515 Market St
   
& Inner Rhythms Music,
    4145 Chestnut St
   

Philadelphia, PA, (215)893-0659 

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 

email: Mayes@rowan.edu

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
856.858.8902 

email: mayeskl@comcast.net

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

email: BEHDADM1@GMAIL.COM

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
856-751-8949 

email: newm18@hotmail.com

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. 
www.onealternative.com

755 McCardle Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
Style: Classical
610.918.0622 

email: mark.oppenlander@verizon.net

Pamela Parsons
 Style: Classical, fingerstyle, pop/folk
Level: Beginning, Intermediate
Perkasie, PA 18944
215-534-5498 

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
215.822.7819 

email: janeandbrian94@aol.com
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 

email: johndpenn12@hotmail.com

 Marisol Rampolla   Style: Classical Guitar
Notes: Settlement Music School, Community College of Philadelphia 
 Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 551-7120

email: marisol.rampolla@verizon.net

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
(610)-547-4088 

email: funkmunk413@aim.com

Donald Reese     940 Columbia Ave.
Lansdale, PA 19446
215-855-0180

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


www.myspace.com/adamrosejazz

917-647-6436 

email: adamadamr@aol.com
Pete 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

www.smyser.com

Harleysville, PA 

email: pete@smyser.com
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
610-966-5677
http://www.tedwilliamsguitar.com/ 

email: ted@planetharp.com

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

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