Don Sudduth

After teaching for 40 years, Don Sudduth, has built up a GREAT reputation in Orlando. Don has written 7 Guitar Method Books, and recorded play along cds to use with those books. He can teach traditional, rock, metal, and blues styles. Don played in “Garage Bands” from 1965-1968 and studied piano and the clarinet. Don published his first Guitar Method Book “The Don Sudduth Guitar Method” in 1982. The book is reviewed by Jim Ferguson in the June issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Don studied piano, classical guitar and music theory at Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida. He received is A.A. Degree from Brevard Community College. Don’s philosophy is that these are more than lessons, it’s an education.

Sean Williams

Sean Williams earned a Jazz performance degree in college and studied at Florida State. He also studied Jazz with Rich Zellon, Jim Hall, and Pat Martino. He was with Walt Disney’s Kids of the Kingdom Band for 2 years and has done several studio sessions. Currently, his focus is on composing for media, his Jazz groups, & worship at Grace Church in Longwood, FL.

Sean is now accepting students if you are a beginner or if you are a seasoned player looking for new concepts to add to your playing.

Paul Cuevas

Bassist, composer/arranger, and tenor Paul Cuevas began his musical training at the age of 4 under his grandfather. Continuing this training through his graduation from the Visual/Performing Arts Magnet program of Dr. Phillips High School, Paul attended Stetson University, studying bass under John Wieland and having studied composition under Manuel DeMurga. Mr. Cuevas has composed a vast number of pieces for the orchestral, choral, and chamber settings, which have been performed throughout the Orlando area. His works include a Requiem Mass (2008) for S.A.T.B. soloists, choir, and orchestra, concerti for Violin and Contrabass (2006, 2008), a String Quartet (2007), and numerous art songs and small choral pieces (2008-2011). Currently, Paul is working on composing another Requiem, for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Harmonium, and Piano, a Divertimento for Flute and Piano, and the beginnings of his first symphony. As a performer, Mr. Cuevas has performed in multiple ensembles, including the F.S.Y.O and the Stetson Symphony Orchestra. Pieces include Dvorak Symphonies 8 and 9, Copland’s Buckaroo Holiday and Hoe Down from Rodeo, Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicci, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, and musicals including Ragtime and Singin’ in the Rain.

James Cole

James Cole has been playing drums professionally since 1990. He attended The Collective School of Music in New York City, where he received a certificate from their Intensive Study Program. James has toured and recorded with various bands, with styles ranging from metal to rock, pop, jazz, and just about everything in between. He began teaching private lessons in 1999 and joined the Sam Ash Team in 2010. He enjoys teaching students both young and young at heart, and has taught students of all ages and experience levels, from beginner to professional.

Christine Arens

Christine Arens holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and master’s in music education degree from Belmont University. Christine has the Certificate of Professional Advancement from the Florida State Music Teachers Association and is past president of the Ridge Music Teachers Association. She is published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company. Christine has been teaching beginners through advanced in any styles for over 20 years!

Kevin Maguire

Kevin Maguire has been playing the violin for 31 years. He studied music in college, majoring in Music Performance at Potsdam College and Houghton College. He later returned to school to broaden his scope and skills, receiving a degree in Digital Media from the University of Central Florida. Kevin has been teaching the violin for 18 years. Although primarily a violinist, he is also an accomplished piano player and vocalist, performing in and aroudn Central Florida for 15 years. Kevin also plays the guitar,bass, drums, and mandolin, and regularly uses these instruments in his arranging and studio experience. Kevin’s 15 years as a private tutor, 9 years as a music director for churches, and 4 years as a school teacher have made Kevin a seasoned teacher. His broad range of musical talent and experience makes him a versatile teacher for a wide variety of students of all ages and personal goals.