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Our Teachers

We are fortunate to have a wonderful staff of highly qualified teachers to choose from.  Take a few minutes to meet them!

  

NATALIE QUICK

UPDATE....Natalie is off on an amazing adventure until summer of 2018. She and her husband Edward are off to Indonesia to study Gamelan music and puppetry! We wish them well and are eagerly awaiting their return!!

Natalie studied classical guitar and music education at VCU and graduated in 2013.  She is very active in the RVA music scene and performs regularly on guitar, bass, and ukulele.  She is experienced in a wide variety of musical styles from Rock/Pop to Indonesian Gamelan.  Natalie is great with students of all ages and has a knack for adapting her teaching technique to fit the learning style and interests of the student.

Natalie is a volunteer instructor at Girls Rock Camp and the guitar ensemble at St. Catherines school.

She teaches guitar, bass, and ukulele.

Natalie currently guides our ukulele group lessons

She is da best!

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JOHN GONZALEZ DEL SOLAR

John studied classical guitar at VCU and graduated in 2002.  He played professionally in the US Navy Pacific Fleet Band at Pearl Harbor until 2006.  He has been a music instructor for 10 years, and is experienced in many styles from blues and rock to classical and jazz.  He has been a resident instructor in Hanover county school systems, Richmond City schools, as well as at Collegiate.  John has also been a clinician at the annual UkeFest Virginia.  

John has worked extensively with students of all ages and ability levels.  He excells at explaining difficult concepts and techniques in easy and accessible ways and formulating practice methods that help realize the students goals as efficiently as possible.

John teaches guitar, bass, and ukulele!

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Steve Lazar

Steve Lazar received his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Old Dominion University in 2009 where he studied guitar, bass, piano, and saxophone.  He has taught private lessons for 13 years and has taught at Music & Arts and other various local music shops.  He was the Orchestra Director at Cape Henry Collegiate where he taught orchestra and percussion ensemble in addition to private lessons on guitar, bass, piano, violin, cello and ukulele.  Steve currently plays bass in Big Virginia Sky a regional Americana/bluegrass band as well as being a sideman for a number of local musicians.  
 
In lessons Steve focuses on goal oriented learning where the focus is the interests of the student combined with proper playing technique and FUN, because music is a lot of fun!
 
Steve has taught students of all ages and levels is always excited to work with new or beginning students.

 

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Eric Godsey

Eric graduated from VCU with a degree in music education. He is currently teaching music full time at Tappahannock Elementary School. He has played in many bands and can be found performing locally with "The Wimps". He is a multi-instrumentalist comfortable performing on drums, guitar, ukulele and piano.

Eric has been teaching for over 10 years and as a music educator, he believes that everyone has it within themselves to play and enjoy an instrument.

He teaches guitar and ukulele on Saturdays and focuses each lesson on the individual interests, goals, and learning style of the student.

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