Assisting aspiring young artists

Classical Guitar


Adjunct Professor-Gitar at Meadows School of the Arts , Southern Methodist University

Texas-born guitarist Robert Guthrie is well known to American audiences through his hundreds of recitals and concerto performances.  Mr. Guthrie is now head of the guitar department at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where his students are frequent competition winners at local and national levels.  Mr. Guthrie’s repertoire covers the entire history of the guitar, from the sixteenth century to the present day, with a special emphasis on the Music of Spain and Latin America. 


Professor of Classical Guitar at the University of North Texas

Thomas Johnson is the founder and head of the classical guitar program at the University of North Texas, which boasts the largest college of music in the United States, and one of the largest guitar enrollments in the United States.  He has attracted students from countries such as England, Germany, Greece, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru and others.  His career has taken him to Canada, Italy, France, Mexico, South America and Spain.

 LEO GARCIA (Private Instruction)


ROBERT HOKAMP (Private Instruction)

Robert Hokamp is a guitarist and composer from Denton TX. He is a member of The New Rainbows, Bubba Hernandez y los Supervatos, Los Patos Poderosos,  A Taste of Herb, and Payawaru.

He attended The Peabody Institute, where he played mandolin in the symphony orchestra and guitar in the lab band. He transferred to S.U.N.Y. Purchase in 2007 to study with John Abercrombie and Frederic Hand. While at Purchase, he started a private teaching studio. After graduating with a B.M. in jazz studies, Robert returned to Denton TX to work on his master’s degree at the University of North Texas. He graduated with his M.M. in jazz studies in December 2012.

 He has recorded two albums of original music to be released in early 2014. His most recent composition, Tiger Dreams, was presented in a recital by The New Rainbows on July 11, 2013. Robert was recently a guest artist with the Lonestar Wind Symphony for “Deep in the Heart: A Texas Tribute” at the Dallas City Performance Hall.