Ari Berrong-Huber

Instrument: Guitar

Program: Guitar Program

Rick Campbell

Instrument: Ukulele



B.A. Fine Arts from Pitzer College, Claremont.


Born and raised in southern California, Rick comes form a diverse background of education with a strong emphasis in Ukulele performance and education. Finding musical inspiration professionally and passing the enthusiasm for the instrument on to interested students is his goal with each student - no matter the age or level of ability.


-Co-Founder of the Claremont Ukulele Club

Alvin Castro

Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Electric

Program: Guitar Program

Our Faculty


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.

Dr. Christopher Leible

Instrument: Guitar

Program: Guitar Program



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.



Adrienne Silva

Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele