Dedication, passion, and kindness, draw a connection between our outstanding team here at Classical Guitar Corner.
Founder & Director
Simon is the head teacher for the CGC curriculum, directs the Summer School, hosts the podcast, teaches students in coaching calls and runs bi-weekly performance seminars. Simon holds a doctorate in classical guitar performance from Yale University.
David Belcher is an experienced guitarist who has performed throughout the United States. At CGC you will bump into Dave on the forum and via email as he helps manage the site and answer your questions.
Niki is an Italian guitarist with a masters in classical guitar performance from Yale University. She runs all of the events at CGC, teaches, and keeps our projects running smoothly.
Internationally acclaimed as a virtuoso performer, Plohl has received over 30 major awards including first prizes at Córdoba Guitar Festival, Ivor Mairants Award (London) and Seville International Guitar Competition.
James Erickson has an active career teaching classical and rock guitar throughout the New York metropolitan area and Long Island. James is an adjunct instructor of music at Nassau Community College, LIU Post, and Suffolk County Community College.