RICHIE SMITH - GUITAR   Richie Smith has been playing guitar for 20 years though he began tinkering with various musical instruments around the house as far back as he can remember. He is self-taught and began exploring advanced chord theory during his teen years. Through that study he gained proficiency in composing and live performance, which he’s gone on to do in numerous bands through the years. These bands include James Cavern, Life in 24 Frames, and his own project Trophii with co-writer Lindsey Pavao. Richie also enjoys studio session work as a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. As an instructor he provides his students with the tools necessary to access their unique creative strengths when playing the guitar. He is a chameleon of a guitarist who enjoys a variety of musical genres. He’s well suited to getting beginners going with solid fundamentals and aiding intermediate to advanced players with expanding their theoretical understanding. Developing creativity, proficiency, and most importantly, fostering enjoyment are his greatest strengths as a teacher.

RICHIE SMITH - GUITAR

Richie Smith has been playing guitar for 20 years though he began tinkering with various musical instruments around the house as far back as he can remember. He is self-taught and began exploring advanced chord theory during his teen years. Through that study he gained proficiency in composing and live performance, which he’s gone on to do in numerous bands through the years. These bands include James Cavern, Life in 24 Frames, and his own project Trophii with co-writer Lindsey Pavao. Richie also enjoys studio session work as a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. As an instructor he provides his students with the tools necessary to access their unique creative strengths when playing the guitar. He is a chameleon of a guitarist who enjoys a variety of musical genres. He’s well suited to getting beginners going with solid fundamentals and aiding intermediate to advanced players with expanding their theoretical understanding. Developing creativity, proficiency, and most importantly, fostering enjoyment are his greatest strengths as a teacher.

RYAN TILLEMA - GUITAR/BASS   Ryan is a multi-instrumentalist based in Sacramento. He specializes in teaching guitar and bass to players of all ages and skill level. He has been teaching for over 8 years and enjoys everything from teaching the most basic fundamentals of the instrument, reading music, chord theory, and everything in between. As a singer/songwriter he is heavily involved in the Sacramento music scene and has been in collaboration with names such as Trophii, James Cavern, Inland, and more. Above all else, Ryan will make sure you are given the tools necessary to become proficiant with your instrument and have fun along the way.

RYAN TILLEMA - GUITAR/BASS

Ryan is a multi-instrumentalist based in Sacramento. He specializes in teaching guitar and bass to players of all ages and skill level. He has been teaching for over 8 years and enjoys everything from teaching the most basic fundamentals of the instrument, reading music, chord theory, and everything in between. As a singer/songwriter he is heavily involved in the Sacramento music scene and has been in collaboration with names such as Trophii, James Cavern, Inland, and more. Above all else, Ryan will make sure you are given the tools necessary to become proficiant with your instrument and have fun along the way.

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JACOB SEITHER - PIANO

Jacob Seither began learning piano at the age of 4. During the course of over 20 years with the instrument he has studied with some the best pianoteachers in the fields of classical, jazz, composition and technique.  Through his career he has built extensive experience performing and accompanying in a wide variety of venues and circumstances. Jacob has taught piano for over 10 years and has developed the most effecient teaching methods consolidated from all of his past instructors and experiences.  Every student deserves to learn from an inspired place and be guided by their true passions.  With a heavy emphasis on creativity and meaning, Jacob always aims to develop the maximal potential of the individual through the wonderful world of music.