A Fine Arts Organization Dedicated To Promoting The Classical Guitar
Teachers & Performers
Performance and Instruction (by appointment)
Classical Guitar, Lute, Theorbo, Renaissance Guitar, Vihuela
Professor of Guitar at HCC Southwest and Central Campuses
Univ. of St. Thomas, studied with Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Pat O'Brien,
Paul O'Dette. Early Music Specialist.
Dr. Isaac Bustos
Performance and Instruction (Cypress)
Isaac has experience working with all levels and ages.
Currently, he is Director of Guitar Studies at Texas A&M University
Department of Performance Studies in College Station. Isaac holds a
Bachelor of Music from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of
Music from the University of Texas at Austin where he completed the
DMA in performance under the tutelage of world-
Guitar Instruction -
James Caldwell has more than thirty years of experience with the guitar
playing a variety of styles from blues/rock to classical. During the late
1980's and early 1990's he performed as lead guitarist in local rock bands around the Houston area, but later developed a deep passion for the classical guitar. He began offering private instruction in 2010 and works with students of all ages and levels of accomplishment.
Apprenticeships available in Suzuki Guitar Method
Suzuki Certified Teacher Trainer
Berklee College of Music Performance Major
Studied with Robert Guthrie at Southern Methodist University
Performance and Instruction
Master's degree (guitar) from Southern Methodist University with
“Professor of Guitar” at San Jacinto College South
Performance and Instruction (Neartown and Beaumont)
Guitar Instructor, Recording artist
Guitar performance degree from Carnegie-
Performed and toured with The Houston Ballet. Performs with The
Houston Symphony and The Houston Grand Opera. Former Professor of Guitar, Houston Baptist University, Houston Community College and San Jacinto Jr. College.
Instruction (Museum District)
Terry Gaschen (B.A. Rice University 1973) has taught classical guitar at St. Thomas University since 1988. A student of Spanish guitar virtuoso Pepe Romero, he has also studied in master classes with Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Leo Brouwer, Manuel Barrueco, Sharon Isbin and others. Gaschen has performed as soloist with with the Houston Grand Opera and Theater Under the Stars. In 1973, he co-
Performance and Instruction
Based in Houston since 1998.
Master's degree (guitar) from New England Conservatory with Eliot Fisk. Studied jazz and bossa nova with Gene Bertoncini. Bachelor degree (guitar) from U.T. Austin with Adam Holzman.
Guitar instructor, College of the Mainland and Bellaire High School.
Master of Music Performance degree from U.T. at Austin with Adam Holzman.
Performs with the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Symphony. Performs for many weddings, receptions and corporate events.
Teaches guitar at Bellaire High School.
Dr. Alejandro Montiel
Performance and Instruction (Rice Village)
Alejandro has been performing and teaching since 1993. He holds
multiple degrees from the University of Texas and Peabody Conservatory and completed his doctoral degree with Adam Holzman. Dr. Montiel has performed throughout the US and Italy to much critical acclaim. Alejandro has been invited as judge and performer in several international guitar festivals. Besides keeping an active performance schedule as both soloist, chamber recitalist, recoding artist, and as a founding member of the Texas Guitar Quartet, Dr. Montiel is currently on faculty at Sam Houston State University and Lone Star College -
Performance and Instruction (Gulfgate Mall/Hobby)
Flamenco Guitarist, soloist & accompanist of Gitanerias Flamenco Artists
CD recordings: Ritmo Azul (2005); Nuestra Sangre Flamenca (1998) Performance video:
Christopher J. Renzi
Instruction (West Houston)
Owner of private studio for guitar lessons with over ten years teaching experience. Guitar instructor at Houston Community College
Taught elementary music in Alief ISD and Katy ISD.
Performed at Classical Minds Festival.
Composed solo guitar works for Classical Minds Festival Composed solo guitar works for concert artists.
Studied with Tony Sano and Joel Brown in Upstate, NY Master’s in Music Education.
Certified All Levels Music PK-
Performance and Instruction (Central Houston).
Graduated with a doctoral degree in Classical Guitar Performance from
Reykjavik Conservatory in Iceland.
Concertized internationally for four years as a solo performer.
Has also been the soloist with symphony orchestras in major American and European cities.
Recognized for his beautiful interpretive playing of repertoire including classics from the masters along with contemporary music.
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