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 …

Rick Harrell

Post by Dennis in on 17.08.2021

Rick Harrell has been a voice and guitar teacher in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.  He currently serves as the Founding Director of Heroes’ Voices, a nonprofit service organization for veterans. Rick leads therapeutic singing and guitar music workshops for veterans with PTSD and other challenges.   Rick teaches singers in many genres including classical, …

Violin, vocal, guitar, ukulele lessons

Lucia Pontoniere

Post by Dennis in on 10.05.2021

A native of San Francisco, Lucia Pontoniere began playing violin at the age of 6. After pursuing classical violin seriously for 10 years, she began to explore other styles of music on the violin, including jazz, Irish, Scottish, and old-time fiddle. Lucia graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Violin …

Guitar, voice, bass, ukulele lessons

Kevin Mullane

Post by Dennis in on 01.01.2020

Kevin Mullane graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a B.A. in Music.  He has taught students of all ages and levels in Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, focusing on the individual student’s development of the skills necessary to enjoy playing the music they love. He has been a performing musician for many years …

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, …

Kent Brown

Post by Dennis in on 14.06.2019

Kent Brown was a professional actor, singer, and guitarist in Atlanta and the Southeast for 11 years. Kent’s musical career started at age five when his dad taught him how to play the riff to “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” He was quite proud of his newfound skill and wanted to show it off, which …

Guitar and ukulele lessons

Scott Feichter

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Scott Feichter performs with French-American mezzo-soprano Mimi Pirard in the group SonoMusette and is a veteran of the Vintage Juke Box Orchestra and the acoustic band Hit Waves Unplugged with French baritone Laurent Fourgo. He studied classical guitar at Indiana University Fort Wayne and jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston on the …

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 …

ab Menon

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

ab Menon started playing music at a young age and graduated from Sonoma State University with a B.M. in Jazz Studies and Applied Music.  He teaches guitar and has experience performing in groups ranging from New Orleans jazz to progressive rock to R&B.  Currently he plays with Soul Glitch, a live interpretation of EDM-inspired conscious …

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 …