"My mission is to make you a better player than you thought you could be."   Ian Rowe, Co-Director   M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

"My mission is to make you a better player than you thought you could be."

Ian Rowe, Co-Director

M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Ian Rowe

Ian Rowe is an award-winning classical guitarist and teacher currently located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  As a performer, Ian has been lauded by critics and audiences alike, and his solo concerts and appearances with orchestras have taken him to three continents and over a dozen countries.

In addition to being an active performer, Ian is also a dedicated and experienced teacher.  While pursuing his graduate degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Ian completed courses in the Orff and Kodaly methods, and prepared students for the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

Teaching Style & Philosophy

As an educator, Ian approaches the needs and goals of his students with diligence, patience and carefully crafted, individualized curriculum.  He believes that his role as an artist is to not only share his art through performance, but to also perpetuate it through education.  In his mind, the saying "those who cannot do, teach" is not what describes him, but rather, "those who can, should teach."

For his young students it is all about "lighting the fire."  He uses playful musical interaction to create passion, and is careful not to crush their creativity with too much discipline.  Structure is vital, but flexibility is key.

For older students, he focuses on the challenge.  Learning to overcome obstacles and working hard to achieve specific goals will have lifelong benefits, and he aims to foster the pride of mastery.  These skills of self discipline, determination and strength of mind are invaluable.


 "Music has made a difference in my life.  I teach so that it can make a difference in yours, too."   Adrianna Vidana, Co-Director   B.M. University of Redlands

"Music has made a difference in my life.  I teach so that it can make a difference in yours, too."

Adrianna Vidana, Co-Director

B.M. University of Redlands

Adrianna Vidana

Adrianna Vidana is an internationally-known guitarist and songwriter from Southern California.  She began teaching private lessons in high school, and was given the opportunity to take her passion for music to new heights when she received a scholarship from the University of Redlands to study classical guitar.

After receiving her Bachelor's of Music, she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she continues to teach and perform.  

Teaching Style & Philosophy

Adrianna believes that music education is about much more than just teaching someone to play an instrument.  It is about connecting with others in a way that is creative, fun and positive, and inspiring her students to be the best they can be.  She aims to create students that are not only well-rounded and musically literate, but also unique, as music is just as much an art form as it is a discipline. 

She has prepared students for talent shows, recitals, the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), and beyond.