University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Beth Stafford
414-229-4800




What others are saying

“The finger-style guitar degree is truly relevant to and involved in an art form, not after that art form has peaked and/or seen its critical innovators die off, but rather in a time of vibrant evolution and with the exceptional involvement of both historic and emerging finger-style artists.”
—Billy McLaughlin, performing and recording artist

“As an educator and historian John brings to this program an unparalleled body of knowledge, resources and experience unavailable anywhere else in the world.”
—Ben Kammin, graduate student

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UWM Guitar Students
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UWM Guitar Faculty


Peter Baime
Lecturer, Flamenco Guitar

Beverly Belfer
Sr. Lecturer, Guitar

Pete Billmann
Lecturer, Jazz Guitar

Elina Chekan
Associate Lecturer, Classical Guitar, Pre-College and Suzuki Guitar Program

René Izquierdo
Lecturer, Classical Guitar

Don Linke
Lecturer, Jazz Guitar

John Stropes
Faculty Associate, Finger-Style Guitar
Director of Guitar Studies

Guitar Faculty Web page



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