Bachelor of Arts, Azusa Pacific University
Master of Music, Azusa Pacific University
Alvin Castro is a local guitarist/music instructor in the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley. He attended Azusa Pacific University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Guitar Performance and Music Education. He studied classical guitar with Michael Kozubek and Jazz/Contemporary Guitar with Tom Hynes. He continued his studies at APU, eventually earning a Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance. He has extensive experience playing guitar in a variety of styles such as Classical, Jazz, R&B, Gospel, World Music, and Musicals.
Alvin has taught private guitar lessons since 2004. He also has taught music in secondary private schools since 2005. Several of his former students have gone on to become professional musicians and have been admitted to schools such as Biola University and Berklee College of Music.
Bachelor of Music, Long Island University
Master of Music, Yale University
Doctor of Musical Arts, Claremont Graduate University
Dr. Christopher Leible studied piano and violin before earning his undergraduate degree magna cum laude at Long Island University. Dr. Leible then completed a Master of Music degree at Yale University. While attending Yale, Dr. Leible studied composition with celebrated American composer Ned Rorem, and performed at the Yale Guitar Extravaganza, the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society, and the Yale Repertory Theatre. After graduating from Yale, he entered Claremont Graduate University, receiving a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2003.
Dr. Leible has been on faculty at Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts and is currently professor of classical guitar at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.