Meet our guitar teachers! Collectively they an astounding variety of skills; you can get guitar lessons in almost any style you can imagine at C4A.
Our teachers can also give lessons in mandolin, pedal steel, and ukulele.
|Jean-René Balekita: guitar
Jean-René specializes in Congolese Rumba and Gospel styles on acoustic guitar as well as general guitar instruction. He enjoys working with all ages and skill levels.
|Dyke Corson: guitar, pedal steel
Dyke specializes in country music on acoustic or electric guitar. He is always willing to help someone figure out how to play a favorite song and works well with adults and older children. Dyke also teaches pedal steel guitar.
| Tom Faux: guitar, music theory for guitar players, clawhammer banjo
Tom has played in most popular styles and has decades of experience teaching. Equally at home teaching beginners or advanced guitar students, he specializes in working with adults. He can teach you melodic playing and chords using standard notation, tab, or playing by ear. Tom also teaches clawhammer banjo and music theory specifically for guitar players.
|Alyssa Gambill: Rock guitar
Alyssa is our resident local rock guitarist. She has experience playing live in groups and specializes in rock guitar.
| Steve Meadows: guitar, ukulele
Steve plays jazz and folk styles, and works well with children of all ages. He incorporates melodic playing, chords, and accompanying into his students’ repertoire. Steve also teaches ukulele.
| Sam Payne: guitar, mandolin
Sam has played several popular styles and specializes in bluegrass chording and flat picking. He works very well with children, giving them a well-rounded approach to playing music through melody and chords. Sam also teaches mandolin.
| Erik Swanson: guitar
Erik specializes in classical guitar and jazz. He has lots of teaching experience and can work with beginners or advanced students.