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.
Sungmin Lee is a classical guitarist from South Korea who is currently based in San Francisco, California. He started piano training when he was four years old and his passion for music grew at a young age of 12, when he grew interest in finger style guitar. Sungmin then discovered his love for classical music, sparking his interest in studying classical guitar.
Sungmin has received several prizes and wide recognitions in competitions during his guitar career—highlights include the Great Lakes Guitar Festival, Eastman Guitar Concerto Competition, Lone Star Guitar Festival and SF Bay Classical Guitar Competition. He has also performed in several reputable master classes with Jorge Caballero, Carlos Barbosa Lima, Manuel Barrueco, and Matthew McAllister.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Sungmin received his Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance in addition to the Performer’s Certificate. By May 2020, he will receive his Master of Music degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. At SFCM, his primary teacher is Judicaël Perroy and prior teachers include Nicholas Goluses, Thomas Viloteau, and Leighann Narum.
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.