Juliet Anne Gervasi

 Juliet Anne Gervasi is currently working on her master's degree in classical guitar performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a graduate teaching assistant. She began her studies in guitar in 1999. She graduated from the guitar program at Weaver Academy for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2011. In 2013, she completed a January term program at St. Clare's College in Oxford, England affiliated with Guilford College and studied for a semester in Siena, Italy with the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. She graduated from GuilfordCollege with a bachelor's degree in music and minoring in education studies in 2017. She has placed twice in the Music Academy of North Carolina's Annual Guitar Festival and Competition, and most recently placed second in the Eastern Music Festival's first guitar competition in 2015. Juliet has performed with many ensembles including the Guilford College guitar ensemble, the Appalachian State University's annual Guitarfest guitar ensemble, and the Consensus guitar quartet in the Eastern Music Festival's annual Chamber Crawl event. She also has experience as a solo performer in various contexts. She was a teaching assistant for the Guilford College guitar ensemble and a Music Theory I tutor at Guilford College, and is a substitute teacher for Guilford County Schools. In the summer of 2014, she worked with the Eastern Music Festival. Juliet welcomes students of all ages and at all levels of experience, and her teaching experience includes students ranging from 6 years old to seniors. She teaches to share appreciation for, and love and knowledge of music through the guitar in genres such as classical, pop, rock, and others. Juliet strives to provide an engaging, nurturing, and intellectually challenging atmosphere for her students.

 

Virginia Masius – String Bass/Bass Guitar/Guitar


Virginia Masius started playing bass in the suburbs of Chicago at age 10. She attended East Carolina University, and then finished her Bachelor's Degree in Music at the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1991. She is currently playing with Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and Assistant Principal Bass in Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Virginia also plays with Floydz Circle Band, a blues/rock band based out of Rockingham County, NC. She has been teaching in the Greensboro area for 15 years, and has been performing professionally throughout the state for 25 years. 


Steve Parson

Steve Parson is a guitarist from Greensboro, NC.  He began playing guitar at the age of 13. After studying at Music Academy of North Carolina, Steve went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in classical guitar performance from Guilford College. In addition to classical guitar, Steve is proficient in various other styles of music including jazz, blues, rock, country and more. He has experience from traveling and performing music with classical guitar ensembles, jazz ensembles and rock bands. He has been teaching guitar professionally for several years and is ready to take on students ranging from beginner to experienced. His teaching style will focus on proper technique and good practice habits while learning your favorite songs along the way.

Ethan Lodics

Ethan Lodics began his musical life in High School, first experiencing the guitar in an ensemble and classroom setting under the direction of Dr. Alan Hirsh. The progress and technical development he made within the Shearer Method led Ethan to pursue the Shearer school of pedagogy further, acquiring a Bachelor of Guitar Performance at Guilford College, under the tutelage of Dr. Kami Rowan. With an interest in developing his musicianship and professional capital further, Ethan completed a Master of Music in Guitar Performance and String Pedagogy at The University of Louisville in 2017 as a student of Dr. Stephen Mattingly. Ethan’s graduate pedagogical focus centered on the development of fluency in sight-reading, and creative methods for learning the fingerboard. In addition to performing as a soloist, Ethan has participated in a variety of chamber music settings, including the prize-winning Cardinal Guitar Quartet, and the University of Louisville Early Music Ensemble as a theorbist and continuo player. As a composer, Ethan has found a voice in the guitar community, and his composition Memories in Miniature was premiered by J.B. Taylor at the 2016 Ghana National Music Festival, which included a performance of the work at the U.S. Embassy in Ghana. Currently he resides in North Carolina where he contracts in arts management for the Eastern Music Festival and National Folk Festival.