Music Instructors

Meet our talented team of instructors

Instructors from 2019

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John Reischman

John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation. He’s a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time tunes, deconstructions from the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes, many of which have become standards. He’s also a powerful bandleader, touring his band the Jaybirds [...]

2019-04-04T00:22:36+00:00

K. C. Groves

When K.C. Groves was a young musician she was mentored by bluegrass and acoustic music greats such as Sally Van Meter, Charles Sawtelle and Laurie Lewis. She has since become a driving force in her own right, passing on that spark and pure joy of playing music. A multi-faceted [...]

2019-04-04T00:24:43+00:00

Chris Brashear

Chris Brashear is a multi-instrumentalist, a singer and a songwriter. Along with Peter McLaughlin and Todd Phillips, Chris shared an artist residency at the Museum of Northern Arizona which produced The Colton House Sessions: Songs For The Southwest. Chris’s most recent solo recording, Heart Of The Country, was produced [...]

2019-04-03T00:24:59+00:00

Peter McLaughlin

Peter McLaughlin is an acclaimed acoustic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, performer, recording artist and music instructor located in Tucson, AZ.  He plays many genres and styles, and specializes in acoustic flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques.  He was born in Washington DC, and his family's roots are in Scotland and England by [...]

2019-04-04T00:23:01+00:00

Rebekah Rolland

Rebekah Rolland is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Tucson. Early immersion in Arizona’s old-time and Bluegrass scene fueled her love for the tradition of storytelling through music, prompting her to study literature and music at the University of Arizona before setting out on several national tours with [...]

2019-04-04T00:25:53+00:00

Matt Rolland

Matt Rolland from Tucson, Arizona has had a fiddle in his hand since the age of four. Best known as the bandleader and fiddle player for the Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run, he is a touring musician and fiddle teacher.  Winner of the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, [...]

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Avram Siegel

Avram Siegel is widely regarded as one of the most original banjo players to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area bluegrass scene striving to keep his bluegrass playing fresh and exciting while capturing the essence of the traditional Scruggs style. At the same time he is willing to explore [...]