Amy is a classical guitarist from Orange County, CA and has been playing the guitar since 1989. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University, Fullerton, where she studied under David Grimes. She has been performing and teaching guitar lessons in Orange County since 2005. She also holds an adjunct faculty position in the music department at Riverside City College.
Along with providing classical guitar music for hundreds of weddings and private events, Amy has performed full concerts as a soloist and with various chamber groups at local universities and music societies. She has performed concerts at the American Guitar Society, Long Beach Classical Guitar Society, Sacramento Guitar Society, Ventura County Classical Guitar Society, the Nixon Library & Museum, the Temecula Community Theater, the Corona Public Library, and the Cerritos Library. She was a member of the Fullerton Guitar Orchestra from 2006 - 2010, during which they performed throughout California and on a three-week tour of Bulgaria, which culminated with a concert at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia. Amy is a founding committee member of the Orange County Guitar Orchestra,
a group of 20+ classical guitarists. She is currently studying to become a teacher of the Alexander Technique, a movement re-education program, with the Alexander Alliance Southwest.
Guitar lessons are given at studios in Irvine, Tustin, and Riverside. Skype guitar lessons are also available. Adults and children age six and older are welcome. Lessons can be focused on a variety of styles from classical to rock. Amy has prepared students for classical guitar competitions and for acceptance at university music programs, The Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA), and the Academy for the Performing Arts (APA).
Amy frequently performs at concerts, weddings, holiday parties, restaurants, and private parties in Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire. She will also travel further upon request.