Based in Corvallis, Oregon, Jon Sharp is a classical guitarist teaching and performing in the Willamette Valley area. He holds a Masters Degree in Music from San Jose State University, is President of the Corvallis Guitar Society, and sells Córdoba classical guitars out of his studio in downtown Corvallis.

Jon_SharpJon has been teaching classical guitar for a number of years and will tailor classical guitar instruction to your needs. Students can expect a structured approach to their lessons with time allocated to technique building, developing repertoire, reading music and the fundamentals of music theory.

You can email Jon at: jmds157@yahoo.com or call: 541 829 2092

Looking forward to the next meeting on April 3rd, we will be welcoming Ryan Walsh down from Portland. If you have wandered through Portland Airport and heard live classical guitar music wafting beautifully through the concourse, then you have heard Ryan play. He is a wonderful musician and a fun performer willing to act like a classical jukebox – so bring your requests!

The agenda for the April 3rd Meeting is as follows:
7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:40pm Open Ensemble: bring your guitar, footstool and join in. Music can be downloaded from the website one week ahead of time.
7:40 – 8:10pm Open Stage: please share your music with us – all ages and abilities welcome.
8:10 – 8:20pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:00pm Featured Artist Ryan Walsh

Entrance is FREE and open to the public (donations gratefully received).

Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.

Music for the ensemble session will be posted to the website one week ahead of the meeting.

In order to provide the local guitar community with a great range of classical guitars, Jon has just begun selling Córdoba instruments from his studio in downtown Corvallis. Córdoba offers an excellent range of guitars of very high quality and for very affordable prices. Finding the right guitar is important in terms of inspiring our musical soul and enabling us to achieve our full potential as musicians. For this reason Jon felt it important to provide the growing local classical scene with the opportunity to try out guitars that offer different characteristics in terms of sound, feel, sizes, and for a range of budgets. If you wish to find the classical guitar that is right for you, please contact Jon by phone or email to arrange an appointment and he will introduce you to the wonderful world of Córdoba classical guitars.
Phone: 541 829 2092
Email: jmds157@yahoo.com

I am delighted to announce that, following the award of a grant from the Benton County Cultural Coalition (thank you BCCC!), the Guitar Society is in the process of planning a Guitar Festival in Corvallis which is scheduled to take place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June 2017. Please mark your calendars! The Festival will comprise two concerts, a Masterclass with our internationally acclaimed headline concert artist (who we hope to announce soon), and guitar workshops. More information will follow as we nail down the details so please watch this space and please tell your friends.