Here you can read about all of our great instructors, ready to teach guitar, vocals, drums, and more.
You may request a specific teacher on the registration form if desired. We will have a teacher contact you upon receiving the registration.
John began playing the guitar at age six, and the five string banjo at age ten. He was mostly self-taught in the early years. At that point, his musical interests were predominantly folk and bluegrass.
He grew up in Southern California, in the Los Angeles area - it was inevitable that his tastes would turn to rock and roll. At age 13, John began taking guitar lessons at a local music store. He studied with various teachers until he was 17.
After high school, John studied music theory and the history of music at El Camino College, and then at Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), where he graduated in 1981.
John currently plays with the local folk/bluegrass band Ophir Creek.
Tucker started playing guitar at age 14 and taking lessons at music village. He has played mostly in jazz ensembles and big bands, including presently being in the Weber State University Jazz Band. His main musical interests include jazz and folk guitar. Tucker loves sharing music with others, and wants to create a passion for music and musical expression similar to his own in students.
Dave Gilbert has been involved with the Music Village lesson program since 1986, when he began his own lessons at age six. In 1996 while still in high school, Dave began teaching drum lessons and found his passion for teaching.
With his experience and love of teaching, Dave strives to make lessons constructive, fun, and worthwhile. His main focus is teaching students everyday principles that not only apply to drums, but other aspects of life. Other areas of focus are reading, rhythm, technique, coordination and creativity. Applications of these principles can be applied to snare drum, rudiments, drum set, playing in a band or other requests.
Owen started playing drums when he was twelve years old. He began taking lessons through the Music Village lesson program the second he got his first drum set. He fell in love with everything about drums and percussion, leading him to get involved in various percussion classes at Ogden High School and joining the Indoor Percussion and Marching Band at OHS. He has competed with his high school at many competitions in the state of Utah and has traveled to California to compete in WGI.
Silvi is a voice and piano teacher who is absolutely passionate about connecting song and story.
She started her musical journey 15 years ago starting with piano lessons. Later on she found an additional passion for singing. After high school she attended Snow College for three years majoring in Commercial Music. She has had that amazing opportunity within her musical adventure to perform with collegiate choirs, rock and pop ensembles, accompany different musical artists, and perform in multiple theatre productions.
Silvi strives to help her students gain technical skills, find confidence within their own unique voices, and help students to connect and captivate their audience. She specializes in teaching Rock/Pop stylings, Musical Theatre, Mix/Belt, and Performance Training.
When she isn't in her musical world, she enjoys photography, tending to her plants and animals, and spending time in the great outdoors. She is so excited to be a part of the Music Village team!