Playing guitar is fun and rewarding. We offer guitar lessons at our two locations. Guitar lessons are available for students 8 and older. Most lessons are taught for 30 minutes, one day a week. We teach a varity of styles and levels. Adult group guitar lesson are also offered. Please contact the instructors below.
Sunday, Monday and Thursday
In addition to music, I spent several years with young people as a youth worker. I am also a yoga instructor, have a degree in Computer Network Engineering, and spent several years in the corporate world before moving into music as a full-time occupation. Along the way I've picked up some songwriting awards, and continue to perform regularly in the Bay Area and beyond as a folk/acoustic artist
MIKE EHLERS BIO:
Acoustic music that covers alot of territory, Mike Ehlers moves from eco-folk-rap to pop, from alt-country to mellow grooves, from story-folk-with-a-punch to ballads born in the depths of a quieted gratitude. A multiple first-round winner of WCS (West Coast Songwriters) competitions in Northern California, he won "Song of the Year" in the Sebastopol division for 2010. Originally hailing from Northern California, Mike returned in 2009 after spending the five years in Canada, where he gained a faithful local following.
Recent performances in Northern California include The Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, The Hopmonk in Sebastopol, The Union Room in San Francisco, Napa City Nights, Casparfest, and several appearances in the Mendocino Stories concert series.
Past shows in Edmonton include City TV, several appearances on Radio CBC's Center Stage, the Jubilee Auditorium, 'Night of Artists', the 'Heart of the City Festival', 'Winterfest', the Arden Theatre, the Northern Lights Folk Club and a variety of other venues throughout Edmonton.
Glad to be back in his native land, Mike continues to write, record and perform, touring Northern California and beyond.
Guitar, Mandolin and Ukulele
Thursday, Saturday and Sundays
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Todd Kimball has been playing guitar and mandolin for 31 years and is quite proficient in a variety of syles. He's played in theater groups, jazzquintets as well as big bands, blues bands, rock bands, country bands, and bluegrass bands. He studied jazz improvisation and arranging with Ray Brown at Cabrillo College and has studied with some of the bay areas finest jazz guitarists. He offers a wealth of knowlege in the areas of music theory, arranging for solo guitar, bluegrass mandolin, flatpicking, fingerpicking, jazz guitar, and rock and roll styles. Todd encourages all his students to learn to read music and caters the lessons to the students musical needs. He's a very "user friendly" teacher.
Jenny Ball 650-799-1354
Jenny is multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, vocalist, entertainer, recording artist and teacher of guitar and percussion whose work encompasses a wide variety of styles. She performs regularly in the Bay area as a soloist, duet act and in local band gigs.
She attended Tennessee Technological University for her studies in percussion, guitar and composition. She has toured professionally with ensembles and contemporary dance bands throughout the United States. Jenny has experience in performing in the ‘pit orchestra’ for musical theater. She also has been the front person for her own professionally gigging band.
Jenny’s love for songwriting brought her to recording, producing and arranging her debut CD entitled “Sitting Here.” You can hear Jenny’s passion for the guitar shines in her picking and solo styles throughout the pieces.
A guitar instructor for over 3 decades, Jenny enjoys sharing her expertise and joy for the instrument with her students. She especially loves working with children and is honored to have taught students of all ages.