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    • 25 Feb 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • 410 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA


    An Afternoon of Music - PRIVATE EVENT 

    DIRECTIONS: Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center  


    This is a private event at Mission Skilled Nursing and Subacute Center and is not open to the public or SBGS members.

    Classical guitarists Daniel Philip and Nikhil Prabhakar and violinist Mathias Gomez perform in this community engagement event.

    Time: 3:00 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 25, 2024

    Location: Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center, 410 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara

    Daniel Philip is a versatile guitarist who loves creating music. At 9, he began guitar lessons at the Silicon Valley Classical Guitar School in Sunnyvale and has made great progress over five years. Playing guitar has taught Daniel many lessons about patience and attention to detail. He prefers music from the 1990s to 2010s and likes playing pop songs converted into classical-guitar style.  He transcribes his favorite pop songs to staff notation, allowing him to use classical fingering technique.  Daniel taught himself acoustic guitar and is a member of his church worship team. He also plays trumpet in the Cupertino Middle School band. Playing multiple instruments allows him to transfer skills across areas, making him a better musician overall.  At his first performance in a nursing home, Daniel saw how much the residents enjoyed a break in their day and afterwards began volunteering his time and talent in local care centers. Daniel is currently preparing for the Royal Conservatory of Music's Level 7 exams.


    Daniel Philip

    Nikhil Prabhakar, 16, is a junior at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale. He studies classical guitar with Scott Cmiel at the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and performs at nursing homes and rehabilitation centers in the South Bay. The warmth and curiosity of the residents at these centers has led to a great sense of connection and purpose for him. Nikhil also volunteers at local libraries and loves reading books about life sciences and biology. In his spare time, he loves watching movies, playing with his dog and spending time with his friends. 

    Nikhil Prabhakar

    Mathias Gomez, 15, is a sophomore at Stanford Online High School and studies violin at the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Besides volunteering at senior living communities, Mathias serves as an assistant teacher at a local school.  Mathias enjoys ballet, piano, reading, Star Wars, and Lego projects.


    Mathias Gomez

    • 26 Feb 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 9:59 AM
    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose


    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    Join the South Bay Guitar Society on March 2 - 3 for the annual Jerry Snyder GuitarFest! Experience two days of masterclasses, performances, an open mic, a luthier display, and more. For for information, please visit https://sbgs.org/2024-Jerry-Snyder-GuitarFest

    Time: Saturday-Sunday March 2-3, 2024

    Location:  Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose



    Contact: 408-915-SBGS


    • 4 Mar 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 10 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Ainsley House, 300 Grant Street, Campbell, CA


    Directions

    The South Bay Guitar Society and SJG School of Music are pleased to present The Big Guitar Show at the Ainsley House in Campbell. This concert benefits the Hearts & Minds Activity Center, a memory-care facility in San Jose.

    Sunday March 10, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. 

    Join us for The Big Guitar Show with the Chris Shahin Trio and special guests performing featuring Jazz, Americana, and Latin works. Also featured is the Andres/Francheska Duo, a classical guitar ensemble from San Francisco. 

    Proceeds support Hearts And Minds Activity Center www.heartsandmindsactivitycenter.org

    Tickets:

    https://www.campbellmuseums.com/product-page/big-jazz-concert-march-10-1pm-show

    https://www.campbellmuseums.com/product-page/copy-of-big-jazz-concert-march-10-3pm-show




    • 10 Mar 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Ainsley House, 300 Grant Street, Campbell, CA


    Directions

    The South Bay Guitar Society and SJG School of Music are pleased to present The Big Guitar Show at the Ainsley House in Campbell. This concert benefits the Hearts & Minds Activity Center, a memory-care facility in San Jose.

    Sunday March 10, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. 

    Join us for The Big Guitar Show with the Chris Shahin Trio and special guests performing featuring Jazz, Americana, and Latin works. Also featured is the Andres/Francheska Duo, a classical guitar ensemble from San Francisco. 

    Proceeds support Hearts And Minds Activity Center www.heartsandmindsactivitycenter.org

    Tickets:

    https://www.campbellmuseums.com/product-page/big-jazz-concert-march-10-1pm-show

    https://www.campbellmuseums.com/product-page/copy-of-big-jazz-concert-march-10-3pm-show




    • 11 Mar 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 25 Mar 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 26 Mar 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA


    Directions

    Campbell Library and SJG School of Music are pleased to present Guitar Night at the Campbell Community Center, with special guest Mason Razavi

    Tuesday March 26, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

    Orchard City Banquet Hall at Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell, Calif.

    Professionals and students perform in a fun and entertaining all-guitar program. All styles and ages

    Free admission




    • 1 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 8 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 15 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 22 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 29 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 6 May 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 13 May 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 20 May 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





Past events

18 Feb 2024 Juan Carlos Navarro, guitar - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
12 Feb 2024 Guitar Technique Survey Class
11 Feb 2024 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
5 Feb 2024 Guitar Technique Survey Class
3 Feb 2024 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
29 Jan 2024 Guitar Technique Survey Class
28 Jan 2024 Private Event at Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center
27 Jan 2024 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
26 Jan 2024 Private Event at Shires Memorial Center
22 Jan 2024 Guitar Technique Survey Class
21 Jan 2024 Wasska Project, guitar and cajon duo - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
14 Jan 2024 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
13 Jan 2024 Janet Noguera, Classical Guitarist - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
13 Jan 2024 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
24 Dec 2023 Private Event at Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center
10 Dec 2023 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
9 Dec 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
2 Dec 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
26 Nov 2023 Private Event at Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center
18 Nov 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
12 Nov 2023 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
11 Nov 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
4 Nov 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
21 Oct 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
14 Oct 2023 Performance Anxiety Workshop with Daniel Ramjattan
14 Oct 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
8 Oct 2023 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
30 Sep 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
25 Aug 2023 A Classical Guitar Concert to benefit Pajaro Middle School
16 Aug 2023 Classical guitarist Chris Shahin - PRIVATE EVENT
16 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
11 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
9 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
8 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - PRIVATE EVENT
7 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - FREE PERFORMANCE EVENT

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