Classical Guitar Teacher


Classical Guitar Lessons with Thomas Koch

• Thomas Koch is a professional classical guitarist with 30+ years of teaching experience for students of all levels and ages

• he is an established classical guitar instructor for individual and group lessons at his Art of Guitar Studio in Sarasota, Florida

• Thomas is a professor of classical guitar at State College of Florida and has worked as an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and New College, and he is on the faculty at Booker High School and Booker Middle School in Sarasota (more info below)

• Thomas’ students have received grants and scholarships from institutions like the Sarasota Music Teacher Association, the Andrew Vincent Messina Foundation, Stetson University and other organizations

• as an inspirational teacher of the classical guitar, Thomas also teaches music history and theory

Call 941-362-2991 for current fees and availability for private individual and group lessons. Art of Guitar Studio is located half a mile north of the Van Wezel near downtown Sarasota.

Music Schools Where Thomas Koch Teaches
Thomas is on the artist faculty at Booker High School, where the school offers applied guitar lessons of 90 minutes per day for those students that get accepted to the visual and performing arts program (VPA). The program includes grade 9 to 12 and students have to audition prior to acceptance into the program. Guitar ensemble works, as well as solo repertoire are the main focus in this classical guitar program. You can view the Booker Guitar Ensemble on the group's YouTube Channel.

Click here to find out about the audition requirements for the guitar program at Booker High School, in Sarasota, Florida.

Thomas Koch is the classical guitar teacher at Emma E. Bookier Elementary School, in Sarasota, Florida.

Thomas Koch is also on the music faculty of State College of Florida in Bradenton, Florida (see this page)

MP3 samples of student performances

  • Autumn Colors by Michael Borner, performed by Andrew Glasgow and Thomas Koch
  • No Answer by Michael Borner, performed by the Booker Guitar Ensemble
  • Dahlmann’s Shubidua by Torsten Ratzkowski, performed by the Booker Guitar Ensemble

• Have a look at the Classical Guitar Blog for more classical guitar information.

 READ - Recent Article about Thomas Koch in the Sarasota Observer
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