Rosewood Guitar
8402 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 297-8788

Established in 1975 Rosewood Guitar is one of the leading dealers in classical guitars, music, CDs and accessories. In addition to our retail offerings, Rosewood Gutiar is actively involved in promoting the classical guitar and classical guitar events through organization and sponsorship of concerts, master classes, and workshops.
Rosewood Guitar offers private instruction in classical, flamenco, and fingerstyle jazz guitar from a highly qualified staff of guitar professionals.

Our classical guitar instructors include:


Matthew Anderson is a graduate from the Guitar Performance Program at Cornish College of the Arts. Matthew's concert experience includes solo, duo and ensemble performances, most notably with the guitar and percussion group Cathedral of Trees. Matthew's repertoire reflects a devotion to both Baroque and Latin American music. Lessons work to broaden the student's general music knowledge while providing focused development of classical guitar technique. Private instruction with Matthew is $60 per hour.



Praised by the Seattle Times for his "consummate guitar artistry" Michael Partington performs internationally. Recent appearances include BBC Radio 3, St. Martin in the Fields, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle's Benaroya Hall. He has released seven CDs for Rosewood Recordings, and has been invited to teach at schools ranging from the Gothenburg Royal Academy in Sweden to the San Francisco Conservatory. He has studied with most of the world's greatest guitarists including Oscar Ghiglia, Eduardo Fernandez, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco and many others. Private instruction with Michael is $65 per hour.

STEPHEN HOWLAND Classical Guitar

Steve Howland is a graduate of ASU where he received his Doctorate and Masters degree in guitar performance under Frank Koonce. At ASU he held a graduate teaching assistantship and received honors from the ASU Faculty Committee for "outstanding scholarship and musicianship." His performance experience includes guitar solo, lute, vihuela, duet, and mixed ensemble. His guitar studies have spanned many genres including jazz, rock, "acoustic fingerstyle", and "art music." Private instruction with Steve is $65 per hour or $35 per half hour.


JASON WILLIAMS Classical Guitar

Awarded two consecutive teaching fellowships, Jason Williams completed a Masters degree at the University of North Texas under Tom Johnson and Stanley Yates. In addition, Jason studied in Spain with Jose Luis Rodrigo as well as in masterclasses with Eduardo Fernandez, Eliot Fisk, Scott Tennant, and Costas Cotsiolis. Jason has performed concerts for the Dallas Classic Guitar Society where he was Chairman of the Advisory Board. He was a finalist in the 2002 Northwest Guitar Festival Competition. Private instruction with Jason is $60 per hour.



MARK WILSON Classical Guitar

Mark Wilson is a graduate from Eastman School of Music in New York where he completed his Masters degree under Nicholas Goluses. Mark has taken masterclasses and studied with such noted artists as Paul O'Dette, Eliot Fisk, the Assads, David Russell, William Kannengiser and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. He has taught classical guitar and guitar ensemble privately and at the college level. Mark has participated in festivals and competitions across the U.S. and Canada and was a prize winner in the 1993 Northwest Guitar Competition. Private instruction with Mark is $60 per hour or $35 per half hour. Students are encouraged to study applied theory as part of their lessons.

Robert earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in classical guitar at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, where he studied with Ray Chester, Julian Gray, and Manuel Barrueco. He completed Suzuki guitar teacher training through unit 8, and is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Children learning through the Suzuki approach may begin lessons at age four or five, and sometimes as early as age three. It is never too late for a child to begin using the Suzuki approach, and appropriate adjustments are made for children beginning at any age.

Robert offers Suzuki lessons for children and private lessons for adult students.


  Children learning through the Suzuki approach may begin lessons at age four or five, and sometimes as early as age three. It is never too late for a child to begin using the Suzuki approach, and appropriate adjustments are made for children beginning at any age.Suzuki guitar lessons are classical guitar lessons based on the teaching approach developed by the Japanese violin teacher, Shinichi Suzuki. Students have a private lessons once per week, and also participate in group classes that meet approximately every other week. Parents attend all lessons and classes with their children, and help them in their daily practice at home. Other features of this approach include learning a carefully selected repertoire that introduces new skills sequentially, and listening to recordings of the lesson repertoire. Students initially learn to play by listening to recordings, and by observing the teacher, parent and other students. Music reading is introduced after a basic instrumental technique is learned.

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