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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!



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!



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!



Tristan is currently studying music at VCU.  He has extensive experience playing in bands, and can be seen around town performing with Fools Errand as the singer and guitarist.  

Tristan teaches guitar, ukulele, and banjo and specializes in rock, folk, and blues as well as classical styles.  He has a mellow demeanor and is sure to make anyone feel comfortable and at ease in lessons.  

Tristan is able to adapt to any learning style and excells at breaking down songs and ideas in a sysematic and easy to understand way.



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