Ari Berrong-Huber

Instrument: Guitar

Ari Huber is a jazz guitarist native to the Inland Empire. Despite his age, Huber has been playing the instrument for over two decades, and has studied with many of the greatest minds in jazz and jazz guitar, including Bruce Forman, Peter Bernstein, John Pisano, Dave Koonse, Gary Pratt, Walter Smith III and many more. His versatility as a player ensures that he is proficient in all styles and genres of popular music, despite his expertise in the jazz idiom. 

Huber studied jazz for four years at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (2009-2013) as well as for two years in the jazz studies department at California State University Northridge (2014-2016). Throughout his school career, Huber has performed across the country and overseas, including participating in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz’s 2012 “peer to peer” tour of the Boston public school district, and CSUN’s “Cypress Sextet,” which competed and reached the finals in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition in Romania in 2015. 

Huber's sound stays true to the traditions of jazz guitar, paying homage to the numerous virtuosic mentors and artists who have shaped and influenced his playing throughout his career. However, his impressive technical skill and lyrical playing set him apart as one of the finest bebop guitarists in the Inland Empire. Huber teaches guitar and bass in any style, and jazz improvisation on any instrument at the Claremont Community School of Music in Claremont, and is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in History from UCLA.

Ebaa Khamas

Instrument: Guitar

Master of Music in Guitar Performance, California State University, Fullerton

Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance, California State University, Fullerton

Ebaa Khamas is an educator, musician, and guitarist. He is a freelance musician who enjoys performing in various settings, teaching, and volunteering his time to the advancement of the art of guitar. Mr. Khamas teaches at the Orange County School of the Arts, where he successfully taught various classes for students ranging from 7th through 12th grade. He also serves as the operations administrator for the Guitar Foundation of America, one of the longest-standing and most influential nonprofits in the world, solely dedicated to the advancement of the classical guitar. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from CSUF School of Music in Guitar Performance. He also serves on the board of the Orange County Guitar Circle and is a certified Suzuki guitar instructor. Mr. Khamas enjoys listening to various genres of music, reading, meditation and hiking.

Dr. Christopher Leible

Instrument: Guitar, Master Teacher

Bachelor of Music, Long Island University

Master of Music, Yale University

Doctor of Musical Arts, Claremont Graduate University 

Christopher Leible studied piano and violin before earning his undergraduate degree magna cum laude at Long Island University. He 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, California, Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts, and is currently professor of classical guitar at Claremont Graduate University.

Christopher Rogers

Instrument: Guitar

Bachelor of Music, California State University, Fullerton

Christopher Rogers has been teaching in LA County since 2012 and received Suzuki teacher training in 2018 under Joseph Pecoraro and in 2019 with David Madsen.

Chris has given private and group guitar lessons through several organizations, focusing on achievable goals in each lesson.

He received his Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton and obtained the Joan Marie Ramos Memorial for Classical Guitar Performance and Mu Phi Epsilon scholarships.

Currently, Chris is pursuing a Master of Music at CSUF under the Grammy Award-winning artist Andrew York. Additionally, he has performed in master classes for Scott Tennant, Paul Galbraith, and Roberto Aussel.

Adrienne Selina

Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele