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.
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.
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.
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.