Ben is a passionate Washington native with many years of teaching and playing experience.  As a guitarist and composer, Ben has been the mastermind behind many successful local bands and projects that have toured and released music. In addition to being a mentor and teacher to all ages and walks of life, Ben is knowledgeable of various other stringed instruments, genres, techniques, and theory. With 15 years of playing experience, many genres include pop, alternative, metal, jazz, bossa nova, blues and more. Upon graduating from The Art Institute of Seattle in 2013, Ben has since spent his time recording bands, playing shows, composing music, and traveling. Ben believes lessons should be fun and motivating—a vital part of learning and progress.


Greg is a music instructor with more than 20 years experience in teaching private lessons and group lessons. He is an active musician who loves doing live performances and an active recording artist.  Greg provides weekly private guitar instruction to students from beginner to semi-professional level, averaging a clientele of 50+ students per week, consisting of all ages, children, teens and adults.  Greg teaches the fundamentals of music theory with all aspects of acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, drums, and voice. He likes to instruct students in performance skills and assists students in live performance events.  Greg specializes in teaching different types of guitars. He is excited to share his love and passion for music with others.


Red has been playing guitar for 25 years and teaching for over 18.  He has developed his personalized curriculum, which uses popular guitar driven rock and pop songs as musical etudes, to educate the students with valuable theory, reading, techniques, and scale theory, while keeping the lessons fun through the learning of songs.

As a teacher Red has taught students of all ages, from children to adults. His proudest accomplishments in teaching include preparing and aiding some of his future professional musician students to enroll in music colleges, including UCLA, Musicians Institute, and the Berklee College of Music.

Currently Red has planted his roots here in Seattle, taking a break from the rigors of the road. He wants to take this opportunity to teach a new generation of aspiring guitarists, and to return to school to pursue his doctorate in performance guitar.

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Bellevue, WA 98005

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