Daniel is a guitarist who grew up playing rock but was quickly attracted to the teaching styles of classical guitar through various teachers he had throughout middle and high school; so much so, that he became a classical performance major in undergrad at the University of Redlands in Southern California studying under Stuart Green. Alas, he was swept up to the bay area and has been playing with bands and continuing his education at SFSU in composition and guitar performance with expanded repertoire in blues, funk and jazz. Over the course of his career as a student (which he still is and always will be!) he has taken buffet style from those who taught him, all the methods and mottos with which he’s resonated and has in turn incorporated into the player he is today.
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.
Brazilian-American Isabella Da Silva has been singing since she was three years old; the age in which she sang her first solo at Message of Peace Church. Growing up, she wrote her first song at the age of seven years old and has been a songwriter ever since. Isabella is also a self-taught ukulele, guitar and piano player in addition to being a vocalist. Some of her greatest musical theater achievements include playing Vanessa in In the Heights, Adella in The Little Mermaid, and Papa Ge in Once On This Island in her high school productions. Isabella still sings at her local church’s choir, leads a kids choir, and recently was hired as Assistant Musical Director where she teaches harmonies and vocal techniques in addition to other things. She has also performed alongside the Vibo Simfani group at Music in the Parks where she.
Apart from her vocal experience, Isabella has also been playing violin for seven years. Starting in the beginning of middle school, she continued and was named concertmaster at her high school. She has led the chamber strings group in many performances including school concerts, CMEA Festival, senior center performances, and Music in the Parks where they performed in Disneyland's California Adventure to name a few.
She was hired as the youngest teacher at ViBO the summer of 2019 for Camp Allegro and has loved working there ever since.
Javier teaches guitar, trumpet, & bass guitar to various ability levels. He also teaches drums, percussion, and piano at beginner levels. Javier has taught middle/high schoolers in private & classroom settings. He has also taught adults in independent music groups.
Javier has played in a variety of groups for over two decades. Symphonic concert bands, wind ensembles, jazz big bands, jazz combos, indie rock bands, punk bands, soul r&b bands, ska bands. Whether it be trumpet, or guitar, or bass, or drums, or digital beat production, he has performed widely.
Javier’s teaching style integrates conventional notation & technique, while also emphasizing the music each student is excited by and drawn toward.
Kojiro Yuan is a Classical Guitarist who holds a Bachelor of Art degree for guitar performance at the SF Conservatory of Music. 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 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).
In May 2017, Kojiro started working as a guitar teacher at ViBO Music School. He has been working there ever since.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Natalie knew from a young age music was the path she wanted to follow. She quickly took up singing and trained her ears to pick up unique harmonies within songs. Soon after she learned to play acoustic guitar, keys, and the ukulele. Natalie decided to use the best of her musical abilities to busk with friends across the city and share her passion by getting involved with the local art scene as well as teaching students K-12 in groups or individually. She encourages all to incorporate some aspect of music or art into their lives as a creative release from stress, and to discover the fun and freedom it has to offer.
Nate Guinto is a contemporary violinist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated the Berklee College of Music with a Degree in Violin Performance (Magna Cum Laude) in 2016. He has studied with some of the best contemporary violin players in the world. Names such as Darol Anger, Matt Glaser, Rob Thomas, Mads Tolling, Jason Anick, Jeremy Kittel, Mimi Rabson, and Mike Block. Nate Guinto specializes in playing modern day music that you would usually hear on the radio. Also as a trained jazz musician he also makes the concept of improvising a really important skill to have. Nate has played in a number bands/ensembles during his music career such as CGC Chamber Groove Company (2016), The Berklee Contemporary String Orchestra (2013), The Cuervoz Quintet (2016), but nowadays Nate Guinto is more of a solo performer. Nate Guinto has performed for many weddings, private events and parties as a solo performer. He is also currently an aspiring producer. Nate Guinto uses unorthodox methods of teaching that try to best suit the student. Nate still teaches proper technique through some classical methods. At the end of the day, Nate just wants the kids to have fun playing and will cater to whatever they want to learn.
My name is Richard Masulis, and I play drums in various local bands in the bay area. I am currently studying music at Cal State East Bay, and I will be graduating in Fall 2022 with a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance. I started teaching at ViBO Music in early 2022, and taught both sessions of the summer music Camp Allegro as drums and guitar instructor.
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.
Zahra Rothschild is a music educator and performer from San Francisco whose goal is to work with young musicians to foster a lifelong passion for music. She is a recent graduate from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo with a B.A. in music (specializing in vocal performance) and a double minor in Latin American studies and Ethnic studies, where among other things she cultivated skills in classical vocal technique, piano, conducting, music research and classical and commercial music performance. She has been a private music educator in San Luis Obispo, and has been a part of a diverse array of ensembles including the Cal Poly SLO Arab Music Ensemble, Cal Poly SLO Chamber choir, and Cal Poly Vocal Jazz Ensemble. She is versed in a wide array of musical styles including jazz, Latin American music, pop, and classical, and she loves exploring both traditional techniques and more "jam" based skills with students.