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, and is President of the Corvallis Guitar Society.

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

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.

Dear Guitar Friends,
Looking forward to our next Guitar Society meeting on December 5th, I am very pleased to announce that our featured artist will be Eugene based classical guitarist Ricardo Cárdenas. Ricardo hails from Chile and is a master of Latin American music by composers including some of my personal favourites, Heitor Villa-lobos, Antonio Lauro, Agustin Barrios, and Joao Pernambuco. Ricardo also plays his own arrangements of Chilean songs, so come along and enjoy listening to some great music. There is no admission charge, but donations are gratefully received.

The agenda for the December 5th 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 Ricardo Cárdenas. The meeting will take place as usual on the 3rd floor at Gracewinds Music downtown Corvallis (please use rear entrance).

Thank you and Best Regards,
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society