Steve Horvath- Steve is the owner of Guitar Lessons Wylie Texas. He has 17 years of guitar teaching experience and spent 7 years as a worship leader/ music director. He has 23 years of experience playing electric and acoustic guitar and currently plays lead guitar in a classic rock band. Steve plays lead guitar at several local churches. Steve is passionate about teaching and helping people reach their goals!
Alex Neal - Alex Neal is a guitarist, composer, singer-songwriter, and educator living and working in Dallas-Fort Worth. He has more than 16 years of experience as a guitar player include performing and writing rock, jazz, funk, folk, flamenco, and classical music. At Texas Christian University while earning his Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and Composition, he played in the school's top jazz ensemble and took the stage with renowned jazz artists including Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, and Tom “Bones” Malone. Prior to earning his degree at TCU, Alex played in a Dallas-based alternative rock band called FED. As the band’s lead guitarist, Alex recorded three studio albums, appeared on NBC's America's Got Talent, and performed at venues such as the House of Blues Dallas and the SXSW Conference in Austin, TX. More recently, he has travelled the world performing on cruise ships and performed regularly with several DFW area bands. He released his debut solo album in 2017. Like the mentors he was fortunate to have, Alex is enthusiastic about passing his knowledge on to the next generation of musicians. Alex is always looking for new ways to help his students achieve their musical goals.
Mark Scott - Mark is a native of the DFW area and has been playing guitar for over 10 years. He is comfortable teaching and playing many different styles, with a specialization in jazz. Mark graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s in Jazz Studies and a concentration in Guitar Performance. Mark has years of teaching experience, including two years spent as a supplemental instruction leader for political science at UNT. When he’s not working as a jazz musician, he is the guitarist, singer and songwriter behind Ray Toaster & Day Roaster, two Denton-based bands that perform his original music while also serving as a guitarist for other local Denton bands. Mark is passionate about his craft and loves to pass along his musical knowledge to his students!
Hunter Strasser - Hunter Strasser is a Dallas/Fort Worth based guitarist whose playing has been described as thoughtful, dynamic, and inventive. By embracing all aspects of the guitar through effects and experimentation, Hunter has been able to combine both modern and traditional styles in a way that gives him a truly unique voice on the instrument. Hunter attended the South Carolina Fine Arts Center from 2011-2015 with a focus on jazz guitar and music production. In 2015, he moved to Denton, TX to pursue a degree in Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas. Having recently graduated from UNT, Hunter is excited to have the opportunity to help inspire the next generation of musicians through performing and teaching!
Marvin Cardona - Growing up, Marvin was influenced by many different genres: Latin Jazz, Cuban music, Rock, Finger style jazz, Salsa, R&B, Folk, Bluegrass and other styles are part of his musical language. In the 70's, Marvin played in the Puerto Rico Cuatro orchestra playing Puerto Rican folk and other Latin music. He has worked on a variety of projects in and out of the studio and the stage. He has always been involved with praise bands. Marvin plays guitar, bass, cuatro and mandolin and has been known to sing once in a while. Currently, he is a member of the Finch, Williams & Cardona Trio. Marvin speaks fluent Spanish and lives in Plano with his family.
Aaron Busch - Aaron has played piano for 16 years, guitar for 11 years, and has taught both for 6 years. He works in student ministry where he regularly spends time connecting with students, teaching, and leading worship. He enjoys playing and teaching many different genres such as rock, pop, metal, funk, and electronic. Aaron enjoys getting to know his students better as they learn to play and read music!