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Guitar Shops


Kirkpatrick Guitar Studio

Offering classical guitars exclusively, which range from world class concert instruments, to entry level guitars and undersized instruments for children.

Visit our Baltimore location at 4607 Maple Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21227, 410-242-2744, mike@kirkpatrickguitar.com, or order online, www.kirkpatrickguitar.com

Richard Waltz Guitars

In the spring of 2016 I moved to Burke, Virginia, quit my day job as an IT systems engineer, and began building guitars full time. My focus is on building responsive fan-braced guitars that are balanced across the strings, with firm basses, and round, easily shaped trebles. For more information, visit rwaltzguitars.com, or email me at richard@rwaltzguitars.com.

Los Angeles Classical Guitars

Los Angeles Classical Guitars is a dedicated dealer of Entry & Concert Classical Guitars, as well as a retail store of a wide selection of Sheet Music, Strings, Books & Accessories. LACG is also the exclusive U.S. distributor for the ErgoPlay Guitar Support.

Please visit us at www.lacg.net to view our extensive selection of products, or if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (626) 529-0147.

Teachers


Baltimore School of Music

The Baltimore School of Music is a private, locally-owned center for music education.

We offer private lessons in guitar, ukulele, bass, violin, viola, cello, flute, saxophone, clarinet, and piano. With an emphasis on classical guitar, guitar lessons are a wonderful resource for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players of any age looking to advance their skills. Lessons focus on musicianship, technique, note reading, solo playing, and ensemble skills.

Contact us at 443-687-7000, frontdesk@baltimoreschoolofmusic.orgor visit our website for more information: www.baltimoreschoolofmusic.org.

George Pleat

Start your journey with classical guitar lessons and enrich your life with music, do not wait any longer.

George Pleat offers beginners classical guitar lessons for children (older than 6 yrs.) and adults in and around Columbia, MD. He is a trained guitarist in both Suzuki and Shearer methods.

For more information and contact www.georgepleatguitar.com or 410-802-6215, guitarpleat15@gmail.com.

Jeremy Lyons

Jeremy Lyons has been teaching classical guitar for the past ten years to students of all ages and abilities. He has experience teaching students privately, in group settings, and leading ensembles of various sizes. Lessons emphasize technical development, rhythmic control, musical expression, and knowledge of music theory. Although specializing in classical guitar, Jeremy has experience in various styles of guitar playing and students are welcome to explore any genre of music during lessons. His approach aims to develop a well-rounded musician and his experience working with children makes him an ideal choice for parents interested in enrolling their kids in music lessons.

For more information or to contact Jeremy: jeremylyonsguitar.com  / jlyons872@gmail.com  or call on 610-416-0676

Zen Guitar Studio

Located in scenic Fells Point – One-on-one and class lessons are available for children and adults
Since playing the classical guitar involves the mastery of movement (the fingers, hands, arms), I place a high emphasis on technique, proper form and the economy of movement and energy.  I address all aspects of playing – musical concerns as well as technical concerns. There is an athletic part of mastering the guitar which other disciplines such as ballet, sports, and the martial arts share. In order to play, one must master how to move – this allows the students to then address the higher musical aspects such as phrasing, interpretation and artistic concerns. Quality and avoiding bad habits is strongly encouraged.
Instructor Bio:

After my graduate studies in classical guitar, I was hired on as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Indiana University’s renowned School of Music in Bloomington – a position that I held for 7 years.

I was fortunate enough to study one-on-one and in master classes with some of the world’s greatest players including Ernesto Bitetti (Argentina), Paul Gallbraith (Scotland) and Sharon Isbin (New York City). After a teaching stint in New York, I decided to start my own teaching practice in Baltimore based on my Zen Method of Guitar.

I enjoy teaching various levels (Beginners through Advanced).

Frank Dalzell

I’ve been playing guitar since I was nine and piano since I was fifteen.  I studied with numerous private instructors and at Towson University.  My most influential classical guitar teachers included Ray Chester and Franco Platino.  Among my jazz instructors were Ed Stringer, Gus Harris, Hank Levy, and Greg Hatza.

I teach classical and jazz guitar.  I also teach bass and piano, as well as music theory and arranging utilizing the latest PC technology.  I see between 40 and 50 students a week and welcome all ages and experience levels.

For more information, click here: www.frank-dalzell.tripod.com.

Andy Mitchell

Andy Mitchell (MM, BM: The Peabody Conservatory of Music) studied classical guitar with Frank Koonce, Julian Gray, and Nathaniel Gunod, and studied composition with composer Chen Yi.

Andy has 20+ years of teaching experience and teaches students of all levels in Ellicott City and Bethesda, offering training in classical technique, musicality, music theory, composition, performing, recording, and ear training.

Andy writes exclusively for solo guitar, and his music can be sampled and purchased at: www.andymitchellguitar.com. For more information or to contact Andy: andychimaera@hotmail.com

Performer


Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman is a classically trained, professional guitarist, with over 20 years of experience providing music for weddings, receptions, corporate and special events, in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Ben has performed thousands of gigs over the years in a broad variety of styles. His professional activities also include a full-time teaching schedule and a recording career, having produced three CDs. Ben has been honored many times for his achievements on the guitar, including a feature in Guitar Player magazine and winning Best Instrumental Musician in the Music Monthly Readers’ Poll.

Contact:  410-259-4982 or ben@benshermanguitar.com

Website, with   and more info: www.benshermanguitar.com/classical

Composer