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Local Guitar Teachers


Tom Amoriello
Style: Classical & Popular (Plectrum), Music Educator & Clinician

Level: Beginning & Intermediate

Notes: M.M. Shenandoah Conservatory and B.A. Rowan University

Faculty: Settlement Music School, Flemington Raritan School District - Former Faculty: Cumberland County College--

Studied with Caluda, Mayes, Artzt & Crittenden --Master Classes with Verdery, Gilardino, Cobo & many more.

Appearances: NJN Public Television, Classical Guitar Magazine (UK) & Teaching Music Magazine (MENC)

Southern NJ

Daniel Boring
 Style: Classical, Romantic Guitar,Lute and Historical Instruments

Level: Beginning,Intermediate, Advanced

Notes: Director of Classical Guitar Studies Montgomery County Comm. College Former Faculty Univ. of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Univ. of Louisville ('98-05),

Faculty: Muhlenberg College, Settlement School, Masterclasses with: Assads, Barto, Ghiglia, Holzman,Iznaola, LAGQ, North.

417 Norfolk Road
Flourtown, PA 19031

email: danielboring@comcast.net

Keith Calmes 

Style: Classical,  
Jazz and other popular styles
Notes: DMA- University of Southern California, MM- Juilliard, BM- California State University Northridge New Jersey


email: keithcalmes@rocketmail.com

David Cohen
Classical & Flamenco Guitar
Chinese Pipa
Turkish Oud 

Philadelphia: 215-676-8903
New Jersey : 732-213-8111

email: david@guitarpoint.net

Kevin Cope
Classical Guitar and Composition
Available for composition commissions

  • M.M. (2) - University of Delaware, Music Composition & Guitar Performance
  • Recipient of the DE Division of the Arts Emerging & Established Professional Award for Music Composition
  • Recipient of the DE Division of the Arts Emerging Professional Award for Music: Solo Recital

Newark, Delaware



Available to teach: Suzuki guitar, classical guitar, rock guitar, folk guitar, composition, and music theory.


"A fascinating and stimulating debut that gets better and better the more you listen to it." - Blair Jackson, Classical Guitar Magazine

Daniel Corr

Style: Classical
  • M.M., A.D., Yale School of Music
  • Guitar Faculty: Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College, Suzuki Music School of Westport
  • Prizes, Concerts: 1st Place, Northwest Guitar Competition; Concerto soloist with Waterbury and Auburn Symphonies, Seattle Creative and American Classical Orchestras
Westport and New Haven, Connecticut

Students’ Prizes: 1st Place, Columbus State Guitar Competition, Division III, 2011.  
1st Place, Salisbury University Youth Guitar Competition, 2011
3rd Place, Youth Division I, Texas Guitar Competition, 2018

Pat D’Aprile
  • Style: Flamenco (solo and accompaniment), Jazz and Classical.
  • Levels: All 
  • Notes: 
    • Flamenco guitar studies in Spain with El Entri, Jesus de Rosario, Antonio Gabarri Jimenez, David Serva
    • Master classes with Manolo Sanlucar, Raphael Riqueni, Enrique de Melchor,Felipe Maya, Merengue de Cordoba, Paco Serrano, Pascual de Lorca, Santiago Moreno, Gerardo Nunez
    • Studied jazz guitar with Brian Betz, Joe Federico and classical guitar with Joe Mayes. 
    • BA in Music Education from Rutgers University. 
  • Available for performances, workshops, lessons & all occasions.
 412 Albany Ave
Westmont New Jersey 08108

email: Tpdaprile1@verizon.net
James Day   Style: Classical
Level: Beginning to Advanced
Notes: BM North Carolina School of the Arts; MM and DMA Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Studied with Aaron Shearer, Nicholas Goluses. Additional studies with Oscar Ghiglia in Italy.
Currently Director of Guitar Studies, The College of New Jersey; Artist Teacher, Westminster Conservatory of Rider University. Previous teaching: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet and Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Eastman School of Music; North Carolina School of the Arts. Performances in England, Italy, Germany, Spain and throughout the U.S. 

Morrisville, PA

email: day@tcnj.edu
Peter Delaplane   Kenyon College and Temple University. Studied with Allen Krantz, Sharon Isbin (Aspen Music Festival), Richard Schilling (New England Conservatory). Former faculty Settlement Music School, Nelly Berman School of Music. Taught at Friends Select School, Abington Friends. Currently teaches at Germantown Friends School and Episcopal Academy. Founding director of The Rock Garden Music Program


email: peterdelaplane@gmail.com
Tom Emery   Style: Classical
Level: Beginning, Intermediate 
 Burchrunville, PA 19421

email: memery321@aol.com

Karl Garrett 
 Style: Classical Guitar
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: Studied with Bill Leavitt, Vincenzo Macaluso and many master classes. Has been teaching for more than 35 Years. 

335 Barclay CT
Langhorne PA, 19047

Nick Geracitano

 Style: Classical Guitar, Music Composition and Theory
Level: Beginner through Advanced
Notes: Head Instructor at Top Tier Guitar Studio,
Studied under Joseph Mayes

 Top Tier Guitar Studio,
177 S. Centre St,
Merchantville, NJ 08109
Phone: (609)346-8015

email: nick@toptierguitarstudio.com 

  Don Golfen

Beginner through Advanced   
BM in Classical Guitar Performance from Temple Univ/Boyer College, student of Peter Segal

Former Settlement Music School faculty

Masterclass with Narciso Yepes

Studied folk and acoustic blues styles with Jerry Ricks

1501 S Keystone Ave
Upper Darby, PA  19082


      email: dgolfen@verizon.net


Luke Honer 
 Teaching: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
BM and MM the Hartt School, studied with Richard Provost
and William Peters 

email: lukehoner@hotmail.com
James Hontz   Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: DMA from Peabody (2006); Faculty appointments at Dickinson College, Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College, Frederick Community College, Harford Community College, and Lincoln University. 
West Grove PA 19390
Phone: 610-345-0961 

email: JPHontz@prodigy.net
James Klueh   Style: Classical and various pop/folk styles
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Intermediate/advanced
Notes: Studied with Rod Stucky, St. Louis, MO. 20 years teaching experience. 
Teaching primarily at The Music Workshop, Manayunk, PA 730 Penfield Ave.
Havertown PA. 19083

email: jamesklueh@yahoo.com

Marlis Kraft Marlis Kraft-Zemel, trained and taught in her native Switzerland before coming to the US. She has taught both children and adults in classical and folk styles, beginning and intermediate levels. Her commitment to the joy of making music with others has resulted in many years leading ensembles of guitars as well as mixed instrumental groups. 324 Harrison Ave.

Elkins Park, PA 19027


email: marliskz@gmail.com
Matthew Lavanish

Style: Classical
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced –
All ages welcome, including children
Notes: Founder and President of Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, B.M. and M.M from University of Delaware, additional studies with
Paulo Martelli, Alice Artzt and Jeremy Lyons, Master Classes with
Jason Vieaux, The Katona Twins, Eleftheria Kotzia, Paulo Martelli and others, 20+ years teaching experience.
Faculty: The Music School of Delaware and The Univ of DE Community Music School Former Faculty: St. Andrews School
West Philadelphia, PA
(302) 650-8797  

Glenn Lyons   Style: Classical Guitar
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: Head of guitar progam at West Chester University
Teach guitar majors, guitar minors, beginning classes, guitar ensemble, guitar literature, guitar master class, non-college guitar students, young classical guitar students.
Master of Music in Guitar Performance from Peabody Consevatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Student of Aaron Shearer. Performed in Master Classes for Manuel Barrueco, Benjamin Verderey, Christopher Parkening, Turibio Santos, and Kohn Mills. Studied flamenco guitar with Carlos Rubio and Tito Rubio. Composed solo and duo music for seven and six string guitar.
333 McIntosh Road,
West Chester, PA 19382 

Ross Mann  Style: Classical, contemporary & a variety of traditional styles
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: Master of Music - Cleveland Institute of Music, studied with John Holmquist & John Sutherland and
masterclasses with Isbin, Dyens, Gilardino, Timofeyev and many more.
Ross offers guitar lessons at convenient Center City and University City studios and serves on the music faculty of several colleges in the area.  www.rossmannguitar.com
       Ross Mann, guitar

Temple Music Prep,
      1515 Market St
      Philadelphia, PA

& Inner Rhythms Music,
    37 S. 42nd St. 
    Philadelphia, PA,

email: ross@rossmannguitar.com
phone:   215-893-0659
 Joseph Mayes   Style: Classical
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: Head of Guitar department at Rowan University. Studied with Segovia 
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ 08028 

email: Mayes@rowan.edu

Kathleen Mayes   Style: Classical Guitar, Renaissance Lute
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: Bachelor of Music, Master Arts Administration. Teaching for over 20 years. Studied with Julian Grey and Larry Snitzler 
324 Virginia Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108

email: mayeskl@comcast.net

Behdad Moghaddasi   Style: Classical
Level: Beginning, Intermediate , Advanced. Master Class
Notes: Master classes with Riccardo Iznaola, John Duarte. Head of Tehran Azad University Guitar program (1996-2000) 
112 Marple Rd
Haverford, PA 19041
Home: (610) 649-1181
Cell: (610) 283-2172


William Newman   Style: Classical
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: Studied with Peter Segal. Also teaches at Muhlenberg College and in South Jersey (cell 609-254-8928). 
Classical Guitar Store
2038 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

email: newm18@hotmail.com

Alex Pollock
 Style: Classical
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Notes:  Alex recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Master’s in Classical Guitar Performance from Rowan University where he studied under Kathleen Mayes.  Alex is a member of PGCS, the Wilmington CGS, and GFA. He is on the Board of Directors for PCGS and is Membership Coordinator.
Alex teaches at
Pollock Music Lessons




Mark Oppenlander   Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: Received his degree in classical guitar performance from Temple University in 1983 under the instruction of Peter Segal. 

755 McCardle Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
Style: Classical

email: mark.oppenlander@verizon.net

Pamela Parsons
 Style: Classical, fingerstyle, pop/folk
Level: Beginning, Intermediate
Perkasie, PA 18944

email: pamel@nni.com
Brian Pearson  Style: Classical
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: Aaron Shearer Method, Studied with Michael Decker,
Master Classes with Aaron Shearer, Christopher Parkening  
Chalfont, PA 18914

email: janeandbrian94@aol.com
John Penn   Style: Classical, Flamenco
Level: All
Education: BA Music, Rutgers University; Studied classical guitar with William Viola, Peter Segal, Joseph Mayes. Studied flamenco guitar with Carlos Rubio.
Masterclasses with Pedro Cortez, Jr. and Jesus Torres. 
Primary teaching site:
957 N. 5th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Secondary teaching site:
The Classical Guitar Store,
2038 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, 19103
Phone: 215-922-1662 

email: johndpenn12@hotmail.com

 Marisol Rampolla   Style: Classical Guitar
Notes: Settlement Music School, Community College of Philadelphia 
 Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 551-7120

email: marisol.rampolla@verizon.net

Brad Rau   Style: classical, jazz, mandolin
Levels: beginner to advanced
Notes: Bachelors of Music at West Chester University. Masterclasses with Jason Vieux and Michael Chapdelaine 
69 W. Indian Springs Dr.
Glenmoore PA 19343

email: funkmunk413@aim.com

Donald Reese     940 Columbia Ave.
Lansdale, PA 19446

email: dreese161@comcast.net

Nate Richards Styles: Classical, All genres of rock/metal. Music lessons and rock band school - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, Piano, Violin, Music Theory, Ensemble classes, Gigging student Rock Bands

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Notes: Owner, Richards Guitar Studio and Richards Rock Academy in Aston, PA. Orchestra Director, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory teacher at Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills, PA Education: B.M. Music

Education / Music Theory and Composition, West Chester University M.M. Music Performance (Classical Guitar), West Chester University
Richards Guitar Studio 2710 Concord Rd, Aston, PA 19014 610-908-5668

Website: www.richardsguitarstudio.com

Email: richards@richardsguitarstudio.com

Adam Rose   Adam Rose Adam enjoys teaching guitar to students of all ages, levels and interests. He is comfortable with all genres including Classical, Jazz, and Pop styles. He has performed in venues throughout New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles and maintains a full teaching schedule in the Philadelphia area. He studied guitar at University of the Arts and New School for Jazz and Contemporary music. Adam is looking forward to performing with the Classical Guitar Society Orchestra this spring! Adam's website



email: adamadamr@aol.com
Pete Smyser   Style: Classical, Jazz, Contemporary Popular, Blues,
Latin (both fingerstyle and plectrum techniques are taught)
Level: Beginner through advanced (ages 12 through adult)
Notes: Over 25 years of professional teaching and
performing experience. Flexible scheduling options.
Faculty: Moravian College

Tel. 610-287-4280


Harleysville, PA 

email: pete@smyser.com
Ted Williams   Style: Classical Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Notes: Studied with Alice Artzt, Leonoid Bolotine, Peter Segal, Albert Valdez-Blain and Bunyan Webb.
Master classes with Miguel Abloniz and Oscar Ghiglia.
Former guitar faculty at Lafayette College, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College and Temple University. 

Macungie, PA

email: ted@planetharp.com

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
Address: 2038 Sansom street - Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: +1 (215) 567 2972
Email: info@phillyguitar.com 

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