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Playing her own percussive technique of 'slap-tap' acoustic guitar, Vicki Genfan has been showcased as one of the world's top guitarists at festivals such as The International Montreal Jazz Festival, Germany's Open Strings Guitar Festival, Italy's Soave Guitar Festival and hundreds of venues and Performing Arts Centers across the US and abroad. She was also the first woman to win Guitar Player magazine's Guitar Superstar Competition, after competing against nine other world-class players in front of celebrity judges.
In addition to being a dazzling instrumentalist, Vicki is an award-winning singer/songwriter with a high-energy stage presence. Drawing from folk, jazz, pop, soul and world music, whether covering the tunes of others or presenting her own compositions, Vicki has a distinctive style that pushes the boundaries of the singer/songwriter genre into new territories.
Jeff Scheetz is a prolific songwriter, renowned performing artist, master educator and monster guitarist — with eight CDs, six TrueFire courses and numerous publications to his credit. Jeff's music can be heard on Toyota and Chevy commercials and TV shows. One of his songs, "Lakota, " was a finalist in the John Lennon songwriting contest. His band's latest CD, "Behind the Mask, " was selected as one of JPF Awards' Top 10 Rock Albums out of 42, 000 entries!
Jeff has conducted over 300 clinics and has endorsements with Yamaha, DiMarzio, Ernie Ball, Overture guitars, Spectraflex and Dailey guitar amps (who designed Jeff's signature tube head). Scheetz also led 1, 721 guitarists into the Guinness Book of World Records as the Largest Guitar Ensemble — which was featured as #8 on the Top Ten Plays of the Day on ESPN's SportsCenter.
Ravi's professional credits are hard to beat. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter has performed on the stages of Madison Square Garden, Lousiana Superdome, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Rosie O'Donnell, Today Show, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live and at a White House Christmas party for President Clinton. He is a regular "artist in residence" at world-renowned Berklee College of Music, a speaker at major music conventions (including NAMM), and a contributor to some of the industry's most respected music magazines.
But all that aside, what makes Ravi an incredible teacher is his love for sharing, skill as a communicator, and desire to guide others to live their dreams. He's conducted more than a hundred guitar clinics throughout the USA, and volunteers as a music teacher through non-profit organizations targeting some of the poorest kids in the world, from inner-city Los Angeles to the remote villages of India.
Once touted as one of the strangest men in acoustic music by Spectrum Magazine, fingerstyle guitarist Richard Gilewitz lives up to this depiction with his rousing performances filled with amazing chops, humor, and a history of the acoustic guitar from blues to folk, traditional to classical and somewhere in between.