REFERRALS

If you are looking for a classical guitarist in your area for hire to perform, or need a teacher, dealer, or any other resource, please see below.

David Barfield

Local Houston area guitar dealer

Kyle Comer (Performer/Teacher)

Kyle has been a top prizewinner in numerous competitions around the U.S., including the University of Colorado’s International Guitar Festival and Competition, and the esteemed Guitar Foundation of America’s International Youth Competition.  He has performed for two U.S. Presidents and was chosen as one of Da Camera’s "Young Artists" for the 2016 through 2018 seasons.  Kyle received his bachelor of music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a member of the UT Guitar Quartet, first place prizewinners at the Texas Hill Country International Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition, and the Brownsville Ensemble Guitar Festival and Competition. The UT Guitar Quartet received the University of Texas’ Board of Regents’ Outstanding Student Award in Arts and Humanities for demonstrating musical excellence and commitment to the arts. Kyle also has a master's degree from Rice University.

youtube.com/@KyleComer and kylecomer.com 

Edward Grigassy (Performer/Teacher)

Based in Houston since 1998.
Master's degree (guitar) from New England Conservatory with Eliot Fisk. Studied jazz and bossa nova with Gene Bertoncini. Bachelor degree (guitar) from U.T. Austin with Adam Holzman. Mr. Grigassy has organized the Houston I.S.D. All-City Guitar Festival for 4+ years, and the Congreso de Guitarra de Nicaragua, in Esteli, Nicaragua.
Guitar instructor, College of the Mainland and Bellaire High School.

houstonclassicalguitar.com

Memorial Music

Exclusive importer of Navarro guitars, which are made in Paracho, Mexico.  

memorialmusic.com

The Ponce Project

The Ponce Project is committed to promoting the rich and exceptional classical music heritage of Latin America.

theponceproject.org

John Vidovic (Performer/Teacher)

I am a composer, arranger, guitarist and private instructor for guitar, piano, theory and composition. I received my B.A. from UCLA and 2 M.M. degrees from the S.F. Conservatory of Music in Composition (2017) with David Garner and Guitar Performance (2019) with David Tanenbaum.  My compositions are greatly influenced by folk music of North and South America, choral music traditions of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the harmonic and tone sensitivity of the French masters I picked up while in Paris. 

johnvidovic.com and jvmusiclessons.com