Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo Teachers

Frank Rowland



Acoustic, Classical, & Electric Guitar

Bachelor's Degree: BA in Music


Frank Rowland began playing the acoustic guitar at the age of thirteen and moved on to electric guitar one year later.  Since then Frank has discovered a passion for classical music and the beauty and technicality of the classical guitar. A two-time winner of the Washington Regional Solo & Ensemble competition, Frank has gone on to study with Professor David Feingold at Western Washington University.  Frank has also performed numerous solo recitals and in the Western Guitar Orchestra. Frank graduated from Western with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in the spring of 2017 and has since maintained a steady series of performances with the Bellingham based progressive metal band Tetrachromat.  Frank currently teaches in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

Dave Lyon


TRAINING: Acoustic, Classical, Electric , & Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo

Bachelor's Degree: Music Education

Master's Degree: Transpersonal Psychology


Dave has a BA in Music Education from Eastern Washington University (where he studied trombone with Rich Obregon) and a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology.  He continues to teach low brass but since graduating from Eastern in 1990, he began studying the guitar more seriously.  Studying with world class teachers, Milo Peterson, Chuck Israel's, and Jamie Findlay.  He then began noticing the connections between all stringed, fretted instruments and currently performs and teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin and banjo.  Dave teaches in Whatcom County.

Victor Smith

TRAINING: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

Theory & Composition: Moores School of Music, Houston TX.


Vic Smith is an active professional performer, composer/arranger and teacher with over 40 years’ experience.  He studied theory and composition at the Moores School of Music in Houston TX. with Dr. Robert Nelson and piano with renowned concert pianist and professor, Nancy Weems.  Vic teaches guitar and bass from beginner to advanced levels and piano with a focus on technique, theory, harmony and composition.  Vic strives to help his students gain musicality and understanding on their chosen instrument as well as a more general concept of function and form in music.   Emphasizing practice techniques, fundamentals and analysis, his main goal is to help students learn how to teach themselves as they proceed on their musical journey. Vic teaches in Whatcom and Skagit County.