Vicky Alvarez is native to Asunción, Paraguay and moved to the United States in 2012. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in classical guitar performance from SUNY Purchase College. Vicky’s goal is to share her music with those who need it and broaden her horizons by traveling and meeting people from communities she has never been to before. She is currently completing
As a native New Yorker, Sean is a performing musician in multiple bands across the tri-state area. He plays bass in the avant-pop act Diana Lopez, as well as the rock group Damn Jackals. Sean’s musical identity has always been defined by his curiosity for different styles. Although his first love is electric bass, Sean has also been playing guitar and drums for over a decade in diverse genres. He
Josh Torvi is a guitarist, teacher, and composer living in Brooklyn, NYC. He spends his time leading his own Jazz groups, performing with the funk/soul band “The Haveners”, and teaching students of all ages. Josh received his BA in Music from Bard College. He has performed at Cornelia Street Cafe, Smalls Jazz Club, and many other venues throughout the northeast. Josh can be found actively engaging
Alec Goldfarb is a Brooklyn based composer, guitarist, and Hindustani classical musician. He performs in diverse settings across the East Coast, and as a teacher coaches fundamentals that translate to novel musical situations. A graduate of the University of Illinois with degrees in Music Composition/Theory and Philosophy, Alec is currently pursuing his Masters at Brooklyn College. Accepting stude
American guitarist Curtis Brewer educates in diverse styles ranging from riff-heavy grunge to twang-tinged rock while simultaneously honoring every shade of America music. He’s gained a reputation as a first-call studio guitarist, charming vocalist, and trusted educator, teaching music at Southern Illinois University, McKendree University, and Principia College. In addition to specializing in rock
A Chicago native, Emilio picked up a guitar at the age of 12 with his dad at a local music store. Fueled by the excitement and energy he got from classic rock, Motown and 90s alternative, guitar went from being a hobby to an all out obsession. Since then, he recorded and shared the stage with with the Four Tops, Glen Hansard, Melvin Davis, Dennis Coffey, and many others. He has recorded, performed
Dylan Charles was so excited when he got his first guitar at age thirteen, he started
waking up extra early so he could jam a few chords before catching the bus to school. Only two
years later he was gigging professionally in his hometown of Ann Arbor, MI.
Eliane Delage has been playing the guitar since the early 80's when she started learning the guitar in São Paulo, Brasil. She's been in several bands ranging in style from Funk, Brazilian Music, Hard Rock, Blues, and even Metal!
Guitarist Jeff McLaughlin is a composer/performer who loves teaching his students. He started playing guitar at age 13 and fell in love with the instrument immediately. Soon after he began learning the solos of Steve Vai, John Petrucci, and Buckethead.
Pete began playing the guitar when he was 11 years old. He soon began working on his calluses learning songs by Megadeth, Metallica, The Beatles, and Yes. He also made sure to attend the National Guitar Workshop every summer.