Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:I'm looking for a teacher; hopefully someone knows someone!
In Pinole, there is a humble music store that has been there forever - Fiat Music. For the measly sum of $22/30mins, you can schedule lessons with Mr Ben Barron, protege of Rey de la Torre, and graduate of the SF Conservatory. Call them up and set up a phone conversation with Ben to see if he has what you want/need in a teacher. He has a heavy emphasis on performance skills, but can coach you on the finest techniques and theory. Also, his focus at the Conservatory was in the Romantic period, but he taught me Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods as well.
As an aside, he and I are performing together on 1/29 - the student and the Master. Me on my Gore, and he on his Ruck formerly owned by del Torre.