Guitar & Ukulele
Ms. Veronica Eres is a classical guitarist from Knoxville, Tennessee. She began her musical
studies on the piano at age 4 and on the violin at age 6. She played with the Knoxville Youth
Symphony Orchestra for several years, and at age 15, began studying guitar and had already won
prizes in several competitions after just 6 months of study. She has performed in countries
ranging from the United States to Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
Veronica holds a Bachelors in Music Performance from the Florida State University where she
studied with renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Music Performance in Guitar at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Judicäel Perroy.
Veronica is passionate about teaching students of all ages and sharing the love of music! She has
taught privately and in public institutions in several different states from the age of 17. Her
favorite part of teaching is helping her students use music to learn and think in different ways
and to express their creative spirit.
Classical guitarist Thomas Walsh has studied in Paris at L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg France and at the San Francisco Conservatory with David Tanenbaum. As a concertizing classical guitarist, he has played all over Europe and in the Middle East. In 2010 he was invited to play a concert for the minister of culture in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Walsh now resides in San Francisco where he enjoys teaching at the Amabile School of Music. As a pedagogue, Thomas is dedicated to training the next generation of musicians and providing an enthusiastic approach to learning the guitar.
Versatile performer, recording artist and veteran teacher in school, university, and private studio settings, San Francisco Bay Area guitarist Rob Grant, MA, translates his passion for sharing the joy of music into fun and highly-individualized lessons.
A musical fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area, guitarist Rob Grant brings to his teaching a unique, eclectic, playing style, and a patient, tailored- to-your-needs teaching approach that have been appreciated for more than 30 years by students of all ages. Rob's philosophy is that the music is not "out there" somewhere in the ether, but rather, within the heart, mind and soul of the person making--and the person experiencing--- the music.
He believes that music is not only a highly-crafted art that reflects the finest of our human expression, but, most importantly, it is a vehicle of communication, of sharing, of building connection. With that in mind, Rob's style as a performer and teacher is eclectic, weaving a tapestry of influences that, while rooted in time-honored classical technique, happily broaden to speak the language of jazz, folk and pop.
Rob's philosophy is that the purpose of any art is to CONNECT people, not segregate, so you'll hear in his performance, and experience in his teaching, a reverence for the integration of musical styles and forms that reflect the best of the various genres and cultural styles of music.
In as much as the purpose of art is to communicate, to inspire, to engage and to celebrate the amazingness of the Human Experience, his teaching philosophy and style flow from those same objectives.
International guitar soloist Lyle Sheffler began playing classical guitar at the age of seven and made his first public appearance at the age of eight. Acclaimed for his artistry, warm tone, and captivating programs, he has played at such esteemed venues as Carnegie Hall, Freight & Salvage Stadium, the Tilles Center, and the Hanoi Opera House, as well as numerous other concert halls around the globe. In addition to solo recitals, Lyle has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras with Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre” and Antonio Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D Major.
Lyle earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied under the tutelage of acclaimed guitar pedagogue Ray Chester.
Lyle received his Masters of Music degree in classical guitar from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Guitar Foundation of America competition winner and Naxos recording artist Marc Teicholz and department chair David Tanenbaum. As a performer, Lyle has become an integral part of the San Francisco music community, both as a soloist and as member of the Duo Boheme with flutist Courtney Wise. He also maintains a thriving teaching studio and is now accepting students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides classical guitar, Lyle is proficient on double bass, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, and lute. He looks forward to a future of sharing his love for the guitar with his audiences and students, alike.