Noted composer, guitarist, educator and Grammy Nominee
Former editor of Guitar Player Magazine
"I have known John for over 20 years and have referred many students to him during that time. He is an extremely versatile guitarist and teacher, and is expert at not only classical and jazz guitar, but also rock, blues, and many other styles. I cannot recommend him too highly.
America's foremost classical guitarist
Wrote in 1980, "It is my feeling that it is necessary to be a good player to be a good teacher. John is an excellent guitarist who plays very musically and has a strong technique. He is well qualified to teach classical guitar in an educational institution."