Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Guitar Students - WEHT?

I taught well over 1000 private guitar students in Florida during the 80s and 90s. Unfortunately I didn't keep track the first few years, so this list has only 800+. Besides guitarists, there are also saxophonists, trumpeters, flutists, etc to whom I taught theory and improvisation. Many of these people were playing gigs at the time, or went on to music school, bands, recording, etc. There were also a good number of professionals - doctors, lawyers, businessmen, a few sports stars - who really got into it, and some of them became quite good. A handful have remained long steady friends, and I've heard from a number of others over the years, but I thought having a list of the names in one place might bring a few more out of the woodwork. If you studied with me, or know someone who did, please write!


Jeff Albrecht, Stephen Alderfer, John Allaman, John Altman, Jean Alton, Nancy Alvis, Kim Alvis, Kaz Alvis, Kate Ambuehl, Kraemer Anderson, Nick Andros, A J Anspaugh, Rico Antonelli, Eva Arfa, Tim Argie, Danny Arliss, Colin Arnstein, Ron Arsenault, Robert Ashe, Trey Ashley, Penny Austin, Ken Avedisian, Dawn Avis

Jim Babcock, Vosie Babcock, Eric Bach, Richard Bachschmidt, Brad Baker, Jeff Baker, Doug Baldwin, Art Balitz, Andrew Ball, Greg Band, Mike Barbaro, Megan Barber, Mike Barberio, Matt Barfield, Sam Bargouthi, Shahir Bargouthi, Todd Barr, Chas Barton, Dustin Barzell, Sam Bass, Brain Bauer, Dan Bauerkemper, Rill Baxter, Rick Beasley, Brett Beauchamp, Ellen Behnke, Greg Bell, Beadie Bennett, Edgar Bennett, Craig Benoit, Carol Bentele, Daniel Berlin, Jason Berlin, Mark Bernstein, Steve Bernstein, Andy Berster, Gary Besemer, Lorenza Bethel, Eric Bethel, Trish Biggar, Jack Binns, Scott Bishpham, Eric Blackmon, David Blezins, Andrew Blix, John Bobrowich, Justin Boczar, Sean Boice, Pat Boling, Sean Bommarito, Chris Bono, Stacy Bono, Merlin Bontrager, Mark Borgmeyer, Robert Bortell, Rick Borus, Jill Boutton, John Bowman, Jim Bowman, Kathleen Brass, Eric Bridwell, Chris Brown, Jordan Brown, Tony Brown, Katy Browning, David Brownley, Chris Brzoza, Mario Brunari, Eddie Buckmaster, Gene Burgess, James Burgess, Charlie Burton, Jim Burzinski, Jason Butcher, Tom Butler, Paul Butterfield, Jack Byers

Neal Cabibbo, Jim Calhoun, Stephanie Capelle, Paul Carico, Dan Carlton, James Carnahan, Steve Caron, Dave Caron, Randy Carr, Brendan Carr, Shane Carr, Mark Carr, Jeff Carson, Cindy Carter, David Cash, Dave, Cash, Richard Cashmore, Herman Cassen, Rick Cast, Chris Catanzaro, Joey Caudill, Barbara Chamberlin, Terry Chancey, Ryan Chapman, Tami Chapman, Ian Cherry, Brent Cheyne, Dave Chmela, Bill Chrisco, Ron Christaldi, Byron Christianoudis, Tom Christie, Mike Christner, Deana Ciccarelli, Mark Circone, Greg Cirillo, Tara Clancey, Marie Clark, Sandy Clark, Mark Clements, Matthew Clippard, Jared Cogar, Erica Cole, Rick Collett, Troy Conley, Jim Conway, Travis Cook, Dave Cook, Brian Cookman, Dawn Corapi, Gene Corbett, Les Corbett, Tim Cosentino, Ray Coulson, Ken Crawford, Mike Croce, Joe Crooks, Rick Crowe, Oswaldo Cruz, Brad Cuickshank, Amy Cunningham, Chad Cunningham, Phil Cuva

Tracy Daisley, Sean Danahy, James David, Matt Davidson, Jennifer Davies, Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Bill Davis, Joey Davis, Samantha Davis, Richard Dawson, Art Day, Patti Deer, Pat Del Mastro, Earl DeJonge, Mike DePalmer, Michelle Detweiler, Cher DiBattista, Mark Dickson, Jenny Dillon, Joe Dina, John Divesti, Scott Dixon, Andy Doane, Erno Dolfi, Steven Dominick, Gabe Donihi, Sean Donovan, Daryl Doquette, Matt Drews, Woody Drobia, Frank Duke, Kurt Duncan, Nathan Dunn, Rolley Dunn, Steve Dupper, Matthew Durrell, Sean Duvall, Jeff Dwyer

Reggie Ebersole, Kathy Ecker, Rachel Edidin, Bill Elliott, Peggy Elsberry, Richard Emery, Paul Enander, Nick Engelman, Fred Engels, Joe Enger, Bill English, Tim Entwistle, Stephanie Erb, Dan Erdahl, Jim Eslinger, Kurt Espenship, Adam Etsell, Mike Evans

Harry Fagar, Tommy Faircloth, Jeff Farinholt, Sara Farrell, Kurt Faulkner, Joel Feder, Noah Feldman, Rick Fellinger, Mike Fenzl, Doug Ferguson, Eric Ferguson, Juan Fernandez, Brian Fetty, Bob Fieberts, Worth Fiers, John Finch, Mike Finch, Mike Fixler, Seth Fleming, Stasha Foley, Lana Foote, John Ford, Jon Fountain, Manny Fox, Ron Fox, David Foxall, Art Frenz, Mark Frickel, Dennis Fried, Izzy Friedman, Larry Fields, Zach Frignoca, Jennifer Fry

Tony Galloni, Kevin Gannon, John Garner, Michelle Garnier, Terry Garrett, Ben Garrison, Ray Gay, Jerry Gay, Mike Gedovin, Rutann Geis, Gary Gell, David Gendel, Barry Gerber, Chuck Giallombardo, Scott Gibson, Mike Gifford, Max Ginnis, Josh Glassberg, Misha Glezin, John Glick, Jim Glover, Tim Glynn, Todd Goldstein, Lawrence Gould, Doug Graham, Ray Grandle, Fred Graswald, Mark Grayson, Chris Green, Holly Greenwald, Jill Greenwald, Nick Grieco, Martin Gromer, Jason Grossman, Stuart Gurley

Tom Hack, Jay Hafele, Ian Hale, Mark Hamel, Joseph Hamilton, Michele Hanna, Ted Hanshaw, Lucy Hardy, Tory Hardy, Tad Harger, Chris Harper, Dale Harris, Shane Hartman, Manton Hastings, Bev Hatt, Anne Haughwout, Rex Haupt, Linda Haws, Stuart Hayes, Shamus Healey, Scott Heaps, Danny Heaton, Debbie Heber, Matt Heitel, Steve Helm, Cornelia Hendry, Hugh Henningson, Joe Henry, Jennifer Herman, Mike Herrygers, Laura Hettema, Darla Hibbs, John Hicks, Richard Hilary, Tom Hirsch, Carl Hodges, Pat Hoganscamp, Justin Holcomb, Hugh Holmes, Hugh Holmes Jr., Bobby Hoppy, Jim Hopper, Mike Horlick, Will Horton, Steve Howard, Brent Howell, Todd Hoyer, Hagen Huber, Joel Huebner, Charlie Hull

Thomas Icard, Mike Ingram, Chris Irving, Collis Jacobs, Arthur James, Al Jeffrey, Dan Jeffs, Jim Jenson, James Jenson, Chris Jetton, Donna Johnson, Johnny Johnson, Giffe Johnson, Todd Johnson, Jill Johnson, Chris Johnston, Tim Jones, Cindy Jones, Guy Jordan

Faruza Kalaba, Doug Kantor, Kevin Karava, Ami Karlin, Benjamin Karp, Dave Karp, Travis Kaufman, Brad Kayser, Jamie Keeney, Kevin Kelly, Darren Kelly, Katy Kelly, Scott Kennedy, Cathy Kennedy, Dan Kennedy, Rex Kerr, Todd Kerr, David Kessler, Adam Kestenbaum, Jeremy Kestenbaum, Sharon Kimbler, Charles Kimsey, Mike King, Sean Kirk, Karlo Kitanovski, Gary Kitchen, Russ Knight, Peter Knize, Matt Koch, Steve Koch, Bill Koch, Mark Konwiser, Luke Koplitz, Dave Kordack, Sy Krauth, Annmarie Kreyme, Jim Kricos, John Kross, Guy Kulman, Cory Kunkel

John Lagasse, Jeff Lampman, Jennifra Lampman, Michlelle Lang, Mike LaPalme, Scott Laporta, Luke Larkin, Jay Laub, Bill Leach, John LeBlanc, David Lee, Dave Leeman, Mike Lehner, Larry Leinhauser, Jesse Leland, Matt Lennarz, Mike LeRoy, Richard Leslie, Steven Levenberger, Jessica Levine, Chris Levins, Grant Levkoff, Adam Levy, Marsha Lewis, Chris Lilly, Anna Lo, Nick Loftus, Tony Logalbo, Louie Logan, Jim Lombard, David Lopez, George Lord, Kirk Loudin, Jonathon Louw, Blondell Love, Barney Lozon, Jim Lynn

Tim Maciejewski, Mike MacLeod, Garret Maddox, Sean Maglieri, Andrew Mahadavan, Bob Mahala, Josh Malkin, Max Malone, Joe Manette, Eric Mann, Will Manson, Al Mapes, Bart Marek, Jose Maria, Anthony Maritato, Teresa Marra, Jeff Marrero, Kyle Marshall, Chris Martin, Rod Martin, Wayne Martin, Kevin Martis, Randy Mayer, Chad McAllister, Allyson McClure, Shelley McCormack Drost, Joe McCormack, Dave McCreight, Tom McCroy, Kevin McCulloch, Maryann McDaniel, Jack McGill, Mark McHugh, George McLain, Zach McLean, Duane McPeeks, Mark Medeiros, Ian Medhurst, Andy Mellon, Bob Melville, Eddy Melvin, Marnie Mendelson, Joe Mendolera, Joe Mendolera Jr., Brian Mercier, Al Mesia, Dan Meyers, Hank Michael, Mark Miller, Lynn Miller, Jeff Miller, Vincent Mills, Maggie Minzer, Kevin Miraglia, Dan Mirman, Loraine Miscavage, Dima Mishelevich, Chris Mitchell, Matt Mitchell, Mike Miushuk, Mike Mobley, Jason Monaco, Jr., Karen Montgomery, Josh Moore, Sharron Morgan, Emily Morris, Phil Morris, Nancy Morris, Joann Morton, Rusty Moulton, Delaina Mulcahy, Debbie Mullett, Michael Mullinnix, Pete Munkholm, Harry Munkhorst, Melanie Muron, Kate Murphy, Ed Murril, Ken Mussillino, Chad Mynatt

Julia Nadal, Kent Narvaez, Hayden Nash, Jane Nay, Joi Nelson, Chris Nelson, Kala Newcombe, Tim Newsome, Linda Niblock, John Nickols, Matt Nolan, Scott Nuss, Eric Nutter

Ryan O’Donnell, Brendan O’Donnell, Casey O’Donnell, Mike O’Hara, BJ O’Hara, Pat O’Keefe, Sean O’Neill, Tara O’Neill, Charles Oldham, Stephanie Oliveri, Lena Osborne, Mark Ott, Mark Oudshoorn, Francis Overholt, Al Owen, Winston Owen

Mel Pagan, Bob Page, Larry Page, Jared Pakler, Nick Palmieri, Dan Palmieri, Mark Paquette, Neil Parker, Jonathon Partlow, Muriel Pascaud, Dave Patrick, Mercedes Paulino, Adam Paup, Robert Paver, Britton Payne, Doug Pender, Brett Permsley, Jeff Perry, Jon Perry, David Peter, Judy Peters, Guy Peterson, James Peterson, Mike Peterson, Nolan Peterson, Chris Petrocelli, Shannon Petsko, Christie Petzoldt, Mike Piazza, Daniel Piazza, David Pierce, Randy Pilgrim, Sean Pilon, Jay Place, Daryl Ploaczyk, Rich Plom, Mark Pohyba, Mark Pooley, Jennifer Pore, Todd Porter, Autumn Powell, Drew Prentiss, David Preston, Nick Preston, Mike Preston, Ray Pritchett, Michelle Probst, Matt Pruett, Dave Psimer, Mike Quinn

Chuck Ragan, Danny Redden, Paul Redzine, Peter Reed, Mike Regan, Amy Reichenbach, Stacy Reidy, Rob Reiling, Mark Reilly, Anthony Renda, Brian Rhoades, Bob Rhodes, Umberto Rianna, Paxton Richards, Jessie Richards, Kirk Richards, Drew Richardson, Gene Riddle, Mark Ridenour, Megan Ridley, Dan Rixon, Dave Robbins, Bruce Roberts, Ryan Robinson, Karen Robson, Shane Robson-Smith, Rick Rogers, Bill Rogers, John Rolston, Justin Roman, Andy Rosebrock, Karl Rosebrock, Tracy Rosebrock, Matt Rosen, Steve Rosenberry, Alex Ross, Jim Ross, Susan Rowe, Rachel Rupe, Jim Russell, Drew Russell

Shana Saah, Steve Saba, Rob Safferstein, Roger Salazar, Rafael Salinas, Pete Sampras, Bo Sanders, Chuck Satterlee, Steve Sauer, Trevor Saunders, Dave Schmidt, Charlie Schnee, Lee Shockley, Brad Shoemaker, Bud Schoen, Judd Schoenholtz, John Schramm, Evan Schroeder, Kimberly Schuler, Matt Schultz, Loren Schumann, Tim Scott, Eric Seaman, Monica Seles, Doug Semian, Steve Serbin, Scott Serbin, Brian Serponi, Jay Seston, Joey Settecase, Kevin Seymour, Nicole Shaffer, Gil Sharell, Carolyn Shave, Lee Shaw, Brian Sheesley, Brad Sheperd, Dave Sheperd, Ken Sheperd, Elaine Sheperd, Joe Shields, Robbie Shriner, Ricky Shriner, Tom Shrum, Brad Shugart, Steve Siebold, Joe Sikora, Pamela Simko, Jessica Sinclair, Mark Singleton, Bob Sizemore, Georgeann Smith, Ken Smith, Pat Smith, Cynthia Smith, Jen Smith, Mike Smith, TJ Smith, Roy Smith, Jerod Smith, Aaron Snyder, Steve Sobering, Skyler Somers, Mark Sooder, Jamie Sorrentini, John Souder, Tori Sparks, Darold Spicer, Matt Spielman, Tom Sprinkle, Sam Staffa, Mick Starkey, Ben Steinberg, Kurt Stewart, Mark Stokes, Jason Stoll, Rebecca Stone, Dan Stone, Danny Stout, Frances Strazzera, Bob Strelec, Rich Strom, Kirsten Strouble, Paul Stryhas, Ryan Sullivan, Neil Sutton, Michael Swenson, Jeff Swart

Shira Tabachnikoff, Leo Talamini, Frank Taliento, Jack Tamburin, Jeff Taylor, Kathy Taylor, Mike Taylor, Shayna Teicher, Jack Terry, Bob Tesso, Jeff Thielen, Owen Thiessen, Heidi Thomann, Mike Thompson, Trevor Thornton, Mike Thull, Charles Tolentino, Tom Tomlinson, David Tomlinson, Beau Toskich, Rose Trevino, John Trexler, Rickie Tucker, Jennifer Twell

Sal Uccello, Brandon Ulrich, Matthew Ulsh, Barbara Underwood, Jesse Underwood, Gary Upham, Kathy Valley, Joel VanCitters, Scott Vanderveer, Robert Van Dyne, Heather Velaszco, Dave Ventresca, Randy Ventresca, John Verburg, Olan Vernon, Dana Victoria, Ken Visser

Bob Wade, Will Wagler, Richard Walker, Mike Wallner, Rick Warren, Danny Watts, Ryan Wattstein, Francesca Weiser, Chad Weisser, Jeremy Welch, Amy Wellso, Brian Wengerd, Kevin West, Sam West, Mark Westbrook, Janie Wheeler, Ted White, Eric Whitmer, Warren Whitmore, Dan Wichlin, Cindy Widman, Steve Wilbur, Andrew Willard, Jonnie Williams, Ashley Williams, Erin Willis, BJ Wilson, Mike Wilson, Eddie Wilson, John Winney, Annette Witte, Sherry Woeber, Pam Wojnarowski, David Wolczynski, Kerry Wolfkill, Lee Wolfson, Mike Woods, Kara Wylie, Crystal Yancey, Eric Yeager, Jackson Young, Casey Young, George Zuknick

6 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

Impressive list Nicholas.. just the A section blows my mind.

Mike LaPalme said...

You were an awesome teacher Nick! I only wish I could've studied with you longer. I came across your artwork online also and it blew me away. You are very talented.

Thanks for turning me onto the technical aspects of music.

Nick said...

Bill - over 25k lessons.....ugh..did it really happen?

Mike - I do remember you, thanks for writing! Would probably remember your axe if I saw it. Tried to find a pic of you and discovered you're in Bangkok (!) and it looks as though you've done some serious traveling. Still playing? write anytime, I'd like to hear more about what you're up to.

Caye said...

Hey Nick, I am looking forward to the workshop in Dallas next month. I haven't painted in way too long and am coming with a great friend that I haven't seen in way too long. I am coming from Sahuarita Az. and she from Caddo Ok. So, see ya soon!

Nick said...

Caye - I didn't see your comment until now...sounds like a reunion in the making, let's make it memorable!

dannyreb said...

Nick was a great teacher, i still have my folder with all notes and lessons. I do wish i could get my hands on that tape i used to have.i wore it out playing leads and practicing scales thanks Nick. Dan wichlin blue peavy fots music 7th&8th grade