Daniel de Lorimier is a multi-instrumentalist music teacher and performer who is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Jazz Guitar at SFSU. A proficient player of guitar, bass, ukulele, piano and percussion instruments, he loves to foster enthusiasm and understanding of all things music. Daniel offers private lessons and group classes for guitar, ukulele, and bass in the styles of rock, pop, folk, country, jazz, as well as music theory, harmony and composition. Daniel has been playing music since the age of 8, but more recently has been performing in university ensembles and several bay area rock bands such as The Spiral Electric. He has performed at Slim’s, Brick and Mortar, Don Quixote’s and dozens of other local venues, and plays bass in his current band Locus Pocus.
Devin Lane is a musician, songwriter, and producer from California. He has been performing and writing music since 1998 and teaching since 2007. Devin holds a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in music from U.C. Santa Barbara and has also studied at San Francisco City College. In addition to teaching at Vibo Music, Devin is on the faculty of renowned music school Blue Bear School of Music and has taught at numerous public and independent schools, after-school programs, and has given talks at Santa Clara University.
Devin’s specialty is guitar, singing, and songwriting; he also teaches piano, bass, drums, ukulele, and recording production. He mentors a select group of private students and leads youth and adult ensembles and bands toward achieving their goals.
He has written and produced several albums and toured the U.S. and Canada with his project Gentle Return, and previously with Real Real Talk. Fluent in Spanish, Devin has traveled extensively in Latin America, performing in Mexico, Colombia and Peru. He has also produced audio for film, podcasts, and video games.
As a teacher, Devin embodies a love of music which helps inspire his students to find the music they love, motivating them to progress on their instrument and in their art. He works with students’ interests as motivation for technical training that guides them toward their desired goals as part of a well-rounded musical education.
The grandson of the founder of Rice University's conservatory and great-grandson of the founder of Turkey's National Opera Conservatory, Eli Cohen comes from a long line of musicians and has been playing since the age of five, when he began piano lessons in his hometown of Middlebury, Vermont. He picked up the guitar at 13 and soon began writing his own songs and performing in bands and busking around Burlington, Vermont. He studied music and creative writing at Skidmore College and in the time since then has become an accomplished performer and teacher, specializing in classical and contemporary piano, pop guitar, and songwriting.
Eli's lesson focus on mastery of technique and reading comprehension, improvisation/composition, and preparing for performances such as ViBO's quarterly recitals. He lives in San Francisco and works as a writer when not teaching music.
Gram Aguas grew up learning music here in the San Francisco Bay Area. When he was eight years old, he studied and played clarinet at his elementary school orchestra band. At age twelve he fell in love with blues, funk, R&B, and rock and roll music. He picked up a guitar as a result and started learning how to play songs from recordings of his heroes. Hungry to know more about music, he started taking lessons at ViBO Music Center. Not only did he learn a variety of skills, techniques, and styles while taking lessons (classical, jazz, reggae, folk, metal, latin, etc), he also found a deeper love and appreciation for many different types of music as well. At age sixteen, he started teaching his own weekly private students and started studying more jazz, as well as piano. He would play local gigs at restaurants and private events with different jazz combos during high school. At age eighteen, he went on to get a bachelor’s degree at San Francisco State University studying music while simultaneously teaching and playing gigs after classes. Gram continues to perform and teach music around the Bay Area today. His goal as a teacher is to help his students understand the joys of playing and listening to different types of music, as well as providing them with the tools they need to help them succeed in their own personal musical journey.
Kojiro Yuan is a Classical Guitarist and Artist who studied guitar at the SF Conservatory
of Music and Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts. He started playing the classical guitar as a
teenager. He studied with Scott Cmiel and Matthew Linder at Ruth Asawa San Francisco SOTA.
He also studied under David Tanenbaum and Larry Ferrara at the San Francisco Conservatory of
Music. He has won many awards, scholarships, and competitions throughout his career that were
both national and local. His playing has been praised by some of the world’s most renowned
classical guitar players.
At the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, he performed 14 High School Solo
Guitar Recitals. He also performed 2 Chamber Music Concerts as apart of the SOTA Guitar
Quartet and 2015-2016 SOTA Concerto Concert. He also participated in the California State
University- Monterey Bay, The Classical Guitar Innovators and Instigators.Summer Arts July
2015, in which he earned an A Grade from.
At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for his Bachelor of Music in Guitar, he
performed 7 solo guitar concerts. He also participated in a Quartet performance in the Spring of
2017 with Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Member John Dearman.
Kojiro Yuan won the National Royal Conservatory of Music Level 5 Guitar Gold Medal
at the age of 15. At the age of 16, he won the Royal Conservatory of Music Level 6 Guitar
Certificate for First Class Honors with Distinction. He also received First Class Honors with
Distinction for both the Royal Conservatory of Music Basic and Intermediate Rudiments Music
Theory Tests. He also received the Northern California Festival of Excellence Certificate of
Participation for earning the Royal Conservatory of Music Level 6 Guitar Certificate for First
Class Honors with Distinction. He also earned straight As in his guitar class with Scott Cmiel at
Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts. During his Senior Year of high school at the Ruth Asawa SF
School of the Arts (2015-2016), he won the school’s concerto competition with Concerto for
Lute in D Major by Vivaldi. He also auditioned to 4 separate music schools including the San
Francisco Conservatory of Music and was admitted to them all. In 2016, he won the Vincent
Constantino Scholarship to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to study with David
Tanenbaum. He currently attends the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a Bachelor of
Music in Guitar (2016-2020).
He has done a variety of community service with his music and teaching. In December
2015, he dd a solo guitar concert for the local public hospital fundraiser at the Zuckerberg San
Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. He also taught private classical guitar lessons at
Lessons for Life in San Francisco from October 2015 to June 2016. These private classical guitar
lessons were for middle school students. In September 2019 to May 2020, he did multiple SFCM
Gigs and Conservatory Connect Community Engagement Music Performances. This included
performances for Senior Centers, Weddings, Parties, Schools, Luncheons, and more.
In May 2017, he started working as a guitar teacher at Vibo Music Center. He has been
working there ever since.
Sebastian Olarte is a Bay Area based classical guitarist. He received his undergraduate degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Pepperdine University, Malibu. There he studied under the renowned virtuoso Christopher Parkening. In masterclasses he has worked with Grammy-award winning artists Andrew York and Jason Vieaux. He recently earned a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Marcin Dylla and Judicaël Perroy.
Tim Bryant is an all around Pop/Rock musician who specializes in the education and practical application of guitar skills. Tim likes to take an individual approach with each student, tailor making a curriculum for that specific student. Tim lessons consist of learning how to read and understand music while also using the students musical tastes, interests, and goals to make the lesson more productive and enjoyable.
Tim started as a saxophone player at the age of ten playing in the school band until high school when he decided to make the switch to guitar. He began receiving private instruction from New York studio musician and luthier Joseph Gambitta. During high school Tim worked at the local music store where he was receiving lessons. After his senior year Tim made the jump from student to teacher. He worked and taught throughout college where he studied Audio Engineering. After graduating Tim split most of his time between teaching, playing live shows, and interning at various studios around the Cleveland area.
Moving to California in 2012, Tim continues to work as a full time instructor and studio/live musician around the Bay Area. Now at ViBO Music, Tim is excited to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of musicians.