Collectively, our teachers:

  • Have over 100 years of guitar-playing experience

  • Taught 25,000 lessons

  • Hold 10 degrees

  • Played nearly 1,000 concerts

  Ian Rowe    M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music   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).

Ian Rowe

M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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).

  Adrianna “Vivian” Vidana    B.M. University of Redlands   Vivian Vidana is an internationally-known guitarist and songwriter from Southern California. She began teaching in high school, and was given the opportunity to take her passion for music to new heights when she received a scholarship 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. She has since released her first studio album, as well as a single and accompanying music video.  She has prepared students for talent shows, recitals, the  Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) , and beyond.

Adrianna “Vivian” Vidana

B.M. University of Redlands

Vivian Vidana is an internationally-known guitarist and songwriter from Southern California. She began teaching in high school, and was given the opportunity to take her passion for music to new heights when she received a scholarship 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. She has since released her first studio album, as well as a single and accompanying music video.

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

 
  Greg Brace    B.M. Columbia College Chicago   Greg is a dedicated Bay Area musician and instructor with over 20 years of experience performing and teaching. After receiving his Bachelor's of Music in Composition from Columbia College Chicago, he relocated to the Bay Area to establish himself as a guitar instructor, as well as a live musician and recording artist. Albums that he has released with his bands have reached audiences around the globe and his groups have toured the U.S.  Greg is passionate about helping others reach their musical potential and goals. What drives him as a music instructor is the dedication of his students and their enthusiasm for music and guitar.

Greg Brace

B.M. Columbia College Chicago

Greg is a dedicated Bay Area musician and instructor with over 20 years of experience performing and teaching. After receiving his Bachelor's of Music in Composition from Columbia College Chicago, he relocated to the Bay Area to establish himself as a guitar instructor, as well as a live musician and recording artist. Albums that he has released with his bands have reached audiences around the globe and his groups have toured the U.S.

Greg is passionate about helping others reach their musical potential and goals. What drives him as a music instructor is the dedication of his students and their enthusiasm for music and guitar.

  Andrew "Brig" Urias    M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music   Brig Urias is an experienced classical guitarist and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Pepperdine University, where he studied with the renowned Christopher Parkening. Brig has performed across the west coast and abroad in Germany, Austria, Italy, and the Czech Republic, and has experience in accompanying theatre productions, playing electric guitar in new music ensembles, and arranging music for guitar.  Brig enjoys teaching all styles and works with each student to create a unique curriculum based on the music they love.

Andrew "Brig" Urias

M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Brig Urias is an experienced classical guitarist and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Pepperdine University, where he studied with the renowned Christopher Parkening. Brig has performed across the west coast and abroad in Germany, Austria, Italy, and the Czech Republic, and has experience in accompanying theatre productions, playing electric guitar in new music ensembles, and arranging music for guitar.

Brig enjoys teaching all styles and works with each student to create a unique curriculum based on the music they love.

  Carlos Rivera    M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music   Carlos Rivera is an in-demand performing and teaching artist. He received his Master’s of Music in Classical Guitar Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and his Bachelor's of Music from CSU Chico. He gives solo recitals all over California, and frequently plays concerts around the Bay Area.  In addition to classical guitar, Carlos avidly pursues learning other genres of music, such as jazz, rock and blues. He has experience teaching a wide variety of ages and styles and loves helping students develop their musicality as well as technical facility.

Carlos Rivera

M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Carlos Rivera is an in-demand performing and teaching artist. He received his Master’s of Music in Classical Guitar Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and his Bachelor's of Music from CSU Chico. He gives solo recitals all over California, and frequently plays concerts around the Bay Area.

In addition to classical guitar, Carlos avidly pursues learning other genres of music, such as jazz, rock and blues. He has experience teaching a wide variety of ages and styles and loves helping students develop their musicality as well as technical facility.

  David Falacko    Pursuing M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music   David Falacko is a professional classical guitarist currently completing his Master's Degree in guitar performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has had studied with some of the most prominent performers and composers, including: David Tanenbaum, Matthew Slotkin, Gary Ryan, Declan Zapala, and Matt Palmer. David has performed in a number of classical guitar festivals and competitions, and won a composition scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London.  In addition to his time spent studying classical guitar, David has performance and teaching experience in an array of styles, and loves to share them with students of all ages.

David Falacko

Pursuing M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

David Falacko is a professional classical guitarist currently completing his Master's Degree in guitar performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has had studied with some of the most prominent performers and composers, including: David Tanenbaum, Matthew Slotkin, Gary Ryan, Declan Zapala, and Matt Palmer. David has performed in a number of classical guitar festivals and competitions, and won a composition scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London.

In addition to his time spent studying classical guitar, David has performance and teaching experience in an array of styles, and loves to share them with students of all ages.