Post by Dennis in on 26.06.2022

Folks from the Bay Area are likely to recognize Hank Maninger’s signature sound on guitar, bass, and vocals. He has been active in the music scene since the early ’80s, playing in bands such as Bonnie Hayes and the Wild Combo and internationally with the Hacienda Brothers. Hank currently plays in Nashville Honeymoon with his …

Guitar lessons

Derek Barber

Post by Dennis in on 14.11.2019

Derek Barber is a Bay Area-based guitarist, songwriter, and music educator. In 2008, Barber graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Jazz Improvisation in Guitar. On a full-ride scholarship to the University’s School of Music, he studied privately with internationally-acclaimed Jazz musicians/educators Geri Allen and Robert Hurst. There, he honed his improvisation, …

Sean Leahy

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Berklee College of Music grad Sean Leahy has toured the States and Europe with Kofy Brown, Red Archibald, Marginal Prophets, Boomshanka, Four Year Bender, Guitarmageddon and London Street.  An experienced guitar teacher, Sean released his first solo project in 2008.  Learn more at seanleahymusic.com.  Sean teaches private lessons and band workshops.   What students are …

Piano, voice, drum lessons

Amanda VanderMeer

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Amanda VanderMeer graduated with high honors from Portland Community College’s Professional Music Program and has been playing and writing music for twenty-five years, touring the globe and releasing two studio albums. Since 2006, she has taught a wide range of ages in drums, piano, vocals, music theory, and songwriting. She plays drums in her current …

J.T. Locke

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

J.T. Locke has been playing guitar, writing, and arranging songs for over 25 years. He has recorded and performed across the country for over ten years and has taught professionally since 2007.  J.T. trained at the PCC Music program in Portland and M.I.T in Los Angeles. He has played, performed, and recorded with many great …

Janak Ramachandran

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Janak Ramachandran has been playing guitar for the better part of two decades and teaching it for more than 15 years.  His acoustic guitar technique is designed to progressively build the skills needed to become a one-man or one-woman band.  With the use of songs specifically chosen for their instructive value, Janak’s teaching approach can …

Randy Clark

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Randy Clark arrived on the West Coast in the early 1990s after completing a music degree from Ithaca College.  He has since taught hundreds of students in the studios at Haight Ashbury Music and at Blue Bear.  He is also the founder of Crowsong, which has released three critically acclaimed records. Surf guru Phil Dirt …