Stu teaches ukulele, guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin and is available for lessons every day except Friday (A man's gotta have a day off!).
"Local ukulele legend" (in his own mind) Stu Kindle started off his musical career playing bassoon in orchestra and quickly moved into jazz percussion and bass. Stu went on to study classical bassoon and music theory in his college years.
He has since adapted his years of musical experience into pursuing the ukulele as his primary instrument, with a focus in Gypsy Jazz, Jazz, as well as good old rock and roll!
Check out his music here.
Stu also enjoys snack foods, arm wrestling, and hilarious vests!
Grant graduated from Radford University in 2016 when he received his Bachelor of Science in Music Performance. During his time there he studied classical guitar, lute, bagpipes, and played in several cities across Brazil with the Radford University Honors Guitar Quartet. In addition to his former studies he also enjoys playing ukulele, electric guitar, and Irish tenor banjo.
His teaching style is very much tailored to the interests and idiosyncrasies of the student, resulting in a progression of lessons that is structured yet flexible. All styles and levels of playing are welcome!
Grant currently offers lessons in guitar, ukulele, bass, and recorder, but there will be more to come!
John Gonzalez del Solar
John studied classical guitar at VCU and graduated in 2002. He played professionally in the US Navy Pacific Fleet Band at Pearl Harbor until 2006. He has been a music instructor for 10 years, and is experienced in many styles from blues and rock to classical and jazz. He has been a resident instructor in Hanover county school systems, Richmond City schools, as well as at Collegiate. John has also been a clinician at the annual UkeFest Virginia.
John has worked extensively with students of all ages and ability levels. He excells at explaining difficult concepts and techniques in easy and accessible ways and formulating practice methods that help realize the students goals as efficiently as possible.
John teaches guitar, bass, and ukulele!
Tito the Dawg
Tito is not really in the education business, but he is enthusiastic and likes to periodically sit in on a lesson here and there. He enjoys long walks on the beach and various forms of napping.