Grand Valley Guitar Studio

After our Studio Recital

Guitar Studio - Fall 2019

Fall 2019

About The Guitar Studio


Guitar majors and  minors receive one lesson per week that focuses on technique, sound, repertoire, and musicianship. At the end of the semester the student performs a technique evaluation for Kyle as well as two repertoire pieces for the GVSU String Faculty. Each week we meet for Studio class where students will perform solo and chamber works for each other as well as receive coaching on those works. The Guitar Studio typically performs one studio recital per semester which includes ensemble pieces, chamber works, as well as solo performances. Our goal with this performance is to elevate our level of playing while presenting a wide variety of guitar music. Students also have the opportunity to perform at Student Recital Hour, held every Friday at noon in Cook-Dewitt Recital Hall.  


Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson discovered his love for guitar at an early age and at eighteen found a passion for classical guitar. Subsequently, Kyle has received degrees in music performance from Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, and the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH studying under Brian Morris, Carlso De La Barrera, and Clare Callahan respectively. His masterclass credits are extensive and include Marcin Dylla, Jason Vieaux, and Oscar Ghiglia.

Kyle keeps an active performance schedule and an even more active teaching schedule. He currently serves as a guitar instructor at Triumph Music Academy, adjunct instructor at Grand Rapids Community College, and a part-time professor at Grand Valley State University. His performance schedule can be found at

Current Members - 2020/2021

Travis Hyma

Ben Ferrell

Tyler Bush


Ensembles 2020/2021

For 2020 - 2021 our concerts are online. Check below for links to them!

Upcoming Events





Guitar Studio Concert



Online Concert

Fall 2020 Virtual Studio Concert

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