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Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight: Lawrence Ferrara

Eminent teacher and performer, Lawrence Ferrara has the distinction of being the first guitarist to receive a master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included…

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Teacher Spotlight: Josinaldo Costa

Brazilian guitarist Josinaldo Costa, a recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco…

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Teacher Spotlight: Aaron Shearer

Aaron Shearer was one of the most widely recognized and respected teachers of the classical guitar in America. He had been director of the guitar program at Peabody Conservatory and the…

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Teacher Spotlight: Jack Sanders

Honored in 2013 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Guitar Society, Jack Sanders’ performances have included The Sitka, Kapalua, and Arrowhead Bach Festivals. He has performed with the…

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Teacher Spotlight: Richard Savino

GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and lutenist Richard Savino has been a featured performer throughout the US and abroad. He has been Visiting Artistic Director of the Aston Magna Academy and Music Festival (1993,…

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Teacher Spotlight: Dennis Davis & The EKU Guitar Dept.

A multi-faceted guitarist, Dr. Dennis Davis outstandingly directs the Guitar Department at Eastern Kentucky University. His performances for NPR, Miss Kentucky Pageant, as well as clinics with top concert artists…

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Teacher Spotlight: Scott Morris

Scott Morris is a guitarist, composer, teacher and a close friend to GSI who has contributed to the guitar community for many years. He has especially contributed to GSI’s blog with…

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Teacher Spotlight: Fareed Haque

Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso as well as a great friend of GSI. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different styles inspire…

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Teacher Spotlight: Colin McAllister

Guitarist Colin McAllister enjoys a rich musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor and educator. Since 2012, he has served as the Coordinator of the Music Program and Lecturer…

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Scott Morris’ Students at GSI

As many of you already know, Scott Morris is the director of the Cal State Dominguez Hills guitar program. His program is growing so fast that he recently hired Matt…

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