Meet Our Instructors

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Guitar

Ross Phillips

With over 20 years performance experience across many different styles and genres, Ross also holds a Bachelors Degree in Music and earned a Graduate Assistantship before leaving his Masters program to become the Guitar Director at a Fine Arts Academy. He now teaches and performs full time and is the Founder of Etudes.co - an interactive education platform transforming online music education.

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Guitar

Jeremy Waldrip

Jeremy Waldrip is a Memphis-born classical guitarist who has been featured on concert stages across the United States and Europe. Currently pursuing a Masters of Music at the University of Texas-Austin, Jeremy is often found teaching and attending guitar festivals across the country and world. He previously earned his Bachelor of Music with High Honors from the University of Louisville, and is a prize winner in eighteen national and international guitar competitions.

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Piano

Kaitlin Lalmond

Kaitlin is a sought-after teacher with students, ages five to adult. She has taught privately at the University of Texas as well as her independent studio. Kaitlin is also actively involved in the UT collegiate chapter of Music Teachers National Association and traveled to Spokane, Washington, to give a presentation at the MTNA 2019 National Conference.

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Guitar

Michael Keplinger

Michael holds a Bachelors in Music Education, as well as a Master’s Degree in Guitar Performance. Michael has participated in numerous masterclasses with world renowned artists. In 2012, Michael placed 1st in the University of Texas Pan Am Solo Guitar Competition and has been a finalist/semi-finalist in numerous other competitions as well.

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Guitar

Tim Blunk

Guitarist Timothy Blunk has been a student of music for over 15 years. He received his B.M. in Guitar Performance and M.M. in String Pedagogy from the University of Louisville. Tim has enjoyed a teaching and performing career with highlights such as director of guitar ensembles at the Youth Performing Arts School, a featured performer at the 2013 GFA, and many varied and uniquely demanding teaching positions at private studios around the Louisville Metro Area.

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Guitar

Joseph Palmer

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Classical guitarist Joseph Palmer has earned a reputation as one of the most highly captivating and dynamic young performers on the American guitar scene. He has won prizes in sixteen international competitions including the World Guitar Competition and Guitare Montreal. In 2018, he joined the faculty at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX, as well as the acclaimed Texas Guitar Quartet.

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