Owner and operator, Dagna, has worked on guitars since 1999. She is a graduate of Roberto Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, AZ. She has worked for a custom guitar maker Michael Dolan in Santa Rosa, CA, and for years, ran the Kirkland, WA division of the Parsons Guitar shops.
She has also been an instructor for Alvarez Guitars setup team at their facility in Woodinville, WA.
Besides being very meticulous at guitar repair, Dagna has developed a skill in the inlay art, and her exceptional patience and eye for detail are her biggest virtues.
You can spot her playing bass with the band The People Now. www.thepeoplenow.com
Matt Williams has been teaching guitar for 11 years and has been playing and performing for 15 years. Matt earned his Bachelors in Music at Cornish College of the Arts, and has played in various venues across the Pacific Northwest in styles ranging from Rock and Blues to Jazz, Funk, and Latin.
My teaching style promotes self-learning with structured guidance along the way. I like to help students reach whatever goal they are trying to obtain while inspiring them to enjoy the work they are putting into their instrument.
My curriculum is focused on the students' goals and what they want to play while introducing things that I feel would be beneficial to them.
Regardless of a student's age, I tailor the first lesson around their level of experience. Beginner students will learn about the parts of the guitar, how to read tablature notation and chord diagrams, and learn a few short songs and chords. Experienced students will discuss their current experience level and goals, and I will find materials that will help them progress, as well as introduce them to new concepts and techniques that I think will be of benefit.
My knowledge and experience from being a full time working musician lets me bring a unique experience to teaching guitar, as well as having amazing music teachers to learn from my whole musical life.