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Since 1978, Kathy Barwick has taught private lessons, group lessons, and is a sought-after music camp instructor. Kathy was a regular contributor to the popular Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.
Kathy’s approach focuses on providing students with the tools to learn recorded solos by ear, create their own arrangements, and ultimately improvise. Kathy’s ability to break down both technique and theory in the service of playing traditional music has resulted in many “aha” moments for her students. She plays and teaches a host of instruments including banjo, Dobro (resonator guitar), and guitar. With over 40 years of experience playing folk, bluegrass, blues, country blues, and Irish music, she’s earned a reputation as a musician’s musician.
Kathy has played with the Mountain Laurel Bluegrass Band, The Bluegrass Philharmonic and The All Girl Boys, and she's toured with The All Girl Boys, Bill Grant & Delia Bell, and Brad Davis. She’s the guitarist in the duo Barwick and Siegfried, which has released two acclaimed recordings. Kathy has also released two solo albums.
John is a very versatile musician. As a child, he learned to play clarinet and saxophone. Later he learned to play guitar and keyboards. He played many different types of music, which helped him to find studio work, and play in many local bands in the Los Angeles area. Often, he would be called to back up traveling groups such as The Shirelles, The Olympics, The Coasters, and (singer) Dobie Gray.
He has been teaching for over 20 years, specializing in jazz and swing guitar.
At age 12, Forest Bailey discovered the world of music. Through his parents sharing their love of classic rock, he became enamored with the guitar. Although he spent much of his first decade with the electric guitar, his attention turned towards the acoustic after hearing Jon Gomm's "Passionflower" on Youtube. This led him to create his own instrumental music and to follow his passion for sincere expression while exploring the limitless world of music. His unique style involves using one steel string acoustic guitar to create melody, harmony and percussion on the body all at once.
Now a performing solo artist, Forest plays mostly in the greater Sacramento area, continuing to spread the joy and inspiration of music. In addition to performing, he also teaches upwards of 20 private students a month at One Eleven Music Instruction in Roseville.
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Jamey Bellizzi is a classical guitarist and composer. He is a published author by Mel Bay : "Thirty Sonatas by Scarlatti”," Medieval & Renaissance Dance Music" and "Music of the British Isles”. He has recorded: "El Delirio" Romantic Music of Spain and Latin America, "Serenade of Gold" and "Celtic Journey”.
Mr. Bellizzi teaches guitar in Nevada City and performs all over Northern California.
Gary Bowman is a singer/songwriter/musician, based in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. He is a prolific songwriter, releasing CDs of original songs in each of the past 8 years. Gary’s newest project, ‘Song of the Wild’ is scheduled for release on May 14, 2016. He has presented singing and songwriting workshops throughout the country, from San Francisco to St. Petersburg.
Mariann Rose Smith has been playing music and performing ever since she can remember. She grew up in a household where playing music was just part of the family routine. During those early years, she trained with a classical piano instructor, sang in her school choirs, self-taught herself how to play guitar, and began songwriting on her own.
Preston Marx has played guitar for over 34 years, and studied piano for 7 years prior to picking up the guitar. Although originally self-taught, Preston has studied with a variety of teachers of the years. Preston has played in many rock and blues-based bands where he has played guitar, bass, piano and provided vocals. He also studied trombone and tube while attending high school and college.
During the day, Preston is an attorney focusing on trusts and estates work. Preston is married and has two children in the Auburn school district.
Simon Paul Lace is an multi-instrumentalist musician, vocalist, composer, arranger, and sound recording engineer/technician. His first language is music, having spent his life studying music, music theory, and its history; improvising, creating, practicing, perfecting, producing and translating what he hears.
Besides the guitar, Simon has also fallen in love with playing banjo, mandolin, bass, cello, mandocello, drums, tabla, djembe, anything percussion, and whatever he happens to touch. He is a tenor vocalist in a chamber choir, loving harmony singing. Simon grooves with the music of the U.S and the world, including Jazz, Celtic, Rock, Alternative, Balkan, Folk, Punk, Gamelan, African, Progressive and Classical.
Simon wishes to study the international field of music in more depth and breadth, to create, collaborate and perform, using his near perfect pitch and passion for sound to set new strides and ultimately to make his own unique and distinct impact in the music industry. He will be attending his dream school, Berklee School of Music, in Fall 2017.
John has been a guitarist for most of his life, and a guitar teacher since 1963. As a finger-style guitarist John Massey has developed a unique and pleasing style all his own. In his earlier years, John was a pianist and has used that experience to create solo guitar music that simultaneously blends melody, chord, bass and rhythm --- the full package. His current repertoire consists of a wide range of music from Stephen Foster, Tin Pan Alley, the Big Band Era, to Doo-Wop with a wide assortment of folk selections thrown in.
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