Bachelor of Arts, Azusa Pacific University
Master of Music, Azusa Pacific University
Alvin Castro is a local guitarist and 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 musical theater.
Alvin has taught private guitar lessons since 2004. He has also 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.
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.
Bachelor of Music, California State University, Fullerton
Christopher Rogers has been teaching in LA County since 2012 and received Suzuki teacher training in 2017 under Joseph Pecoraro.
Chris has taught private and group guitar lessons through several organizations, focusing on achievable goals in each lesson. He has received his Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton and obtained both 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 masterclasses for Scott Tennant, Paul Galbraith, and Roberto Aussel.