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Stefan - Solo Guitar

After a master Class performance by his Students famed Guitarist Paul Galbraith had this comment: "...they have a rare teacher, one that inspires love for their art"  Paul Galbraith, April 2003

Stefan was the Classic/Flamenco guitarist of the group La Vienta, signed by Telarc International (now Concord Jazz).

The group released three (3) albums between 1993 and 1996 that were sold in 28 countries.

Their first album, Jazzmenco, climbed to #17 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Charts and allowed the group the privilege of performing at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Jazz Times Convention in New York and the Guitar Town Festival in Copper Mountain, Colorado with some iconic artists such as Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa & Tommy Emmanuel.

 

As a solo artist he was invited to perform at the Mölln (Germany) World Music Festival and was recorded by German "Kultur Radio". Stefan’s musical reach is exemplified by his 350,000+ Pandora listeners.

Stefan has also released three successful solo albums:

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Educational Back Ground

Stefan Schyga received his Masters Degree in Music Education in May of 1991. During his studies he also taught the Beginning and Intermediate guitar classes at The University of Texas at El Paso.

After receiving his Masters Degree in 1991, Stefan continued to teach at UTEP for 12 years.

In 2002 Stefan switched from the University to teach over 160 High School students at Franklin High School in El Paso, TX.  The program has gotten so big that in 2016 an additional guitar teacher had to be hired.

In the fall of 2017 Stefan is starting a new Music Production program that will include a state of the art recording studio.

Stefan has also released 4 educational multimedia ebooks available on his website and in the iBookstore.

Discography La Vienta Recordings:

Jazzmenco (1993 Telarc International)

Night Dance (1994 Telarc International)

Forgotten Romance (1996 Telarc International)

Stefan's Solo Recordings:

A Little World Music: Solo Spanish Guitar

Spanish Soul: Featuring the Acoustic World Ensemble

A Winter Romance