Instructors

Jay Roberts

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Jay Roberts was born in California and is the son of legendary jazz guitarist and world renowned educator Howard Roberts (founder of the Guitar Institute … Read more

Don Mock

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Don Mock began playing guitar in the sixties initially drawn to the instrument, as were many of his peers, by the music of the Beatles. … Read more

Mike McGee

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Guitar/Bass

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Scott Elsberry

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It didn’t take Scott Elsberry long to realize he loved the guitar: he began playing at age 7. After “turning pro” at the age of 14, Scott split his time between becoming a musician and playing his favorite sports of Baseball, Football and Basketball. A few years later, sports took a back seat after Scott was recruited to play … Read more

Brandon Beligni

Guitar/Vocal/Bass/Drums/Piano

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Jakob Singer

Guitar/Piano/Vocal/Bass/Harmonica/Drums/Mandolin

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Jakob has been teaching students of all ages for over a decade. He strives to motivate and inspire his students to become great musicians. Jakob’s … Read more

Chris Lenk

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Chris Lenk has been teaching and performing in Seattle for fifteen years. Styles include funk, jazz, blues, rock and metal with a focus on technique and theory. Chris has been honing his guitar skills since the age of twelve, developing chops for the challenges of each style of music. Chris currently performs with three bands, playing funk with Mutha … Read more

Masa Kobayashi

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From Tokyo, Japan, Masa has performed and recorded with local and international artists throughout Europe and the US. As a multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter, he has experience with many musical styles from punk, rock, metal, ska, reggae, hip-hop, Balkan and African music. While he focuses on many recording and performance projects, he is also an inspirational teacher and has

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Skyler Mehal

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Want to learn to ROCK? How about FUNK? Country? Blues? Want to write songs? Sing? Whatever you want to learn, Skyler will help you get there! Hailing from the vast empty desert of Central Washington, he teaches many styles including Rock, Blues, Classical, Jazz, Funk, Experimental/Ambient music, Country and Folk music. While studying at Central Washington University he discovered … Read more

Michael Sundt

Michael Sundt SmallBass/Vocals/Keys

Mike is a graduate of Central Michigan University where he studied Double Bass Performance and Music education. He was previously a band director in Michigan and has performed in several different groups around the West Michigan Area, playing mostly jazz and blues. He currently teaches music at Willows Preparatory School and Bellevue children’s Academy. He was a member of … Read more

Brian Hutchison

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Brian Hutchison was given a tape recorder by his father at the age of 5 and has been enjoying making recordings ever since. Recording and engineering for local bands at Kaye Smith Studios in the early 70’s gave him his real introduction to professional methods of audio recording and equipment. He has since done recording at many studios over … Read more

Gary Crooks

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Guitar/Bass/Drums

Gary’s specialty is composing/theory/improvising/technique, and performance in Blues/Jazz/R&B/Funk,  ensemble coaching and private instruction.

Gary is a certificated teacher for the Tacoma Public Schools. He currently teaches at MeekerMiddle School where he is the guitar teacher, assistant band director, and ELL advocate (English Language Learners).

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from The Evergreen State College, and a Master … Read more

Farko Dosumov

Farko SmallBass/Guitar

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Farko Rustamovich Dosumov was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Farko and his identical twin brother, Feodor Dosumov, began playing the classical guitar when they … Read more

Dylan Welsh

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Guitar/Bass/Drums/Mandolin/Viola

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Craig Hackl

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Experienced, professional guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboardist and lap steel guitarist has been teaching since 1977. Performances in jazz, rock, blues, funk, reggae, western swing, country, roots & progressive idioms at festivals, concerts, private/corporate events, nightclubs, and resort hotels. Toured extensively on the west coast nightclub circuit (1985-87). Performed as opening act for Jonathan Richman, Jerry Garcia, Steve … Read more