|Taro Wayama is a Japanese-born guitarist and composer. He is a winner of numerous competitions. His achievements include: 1st place in the 2003 Aron Green/American String Teachers Association Guitar Competition and 2nd place in the Thailand International Guitar Competition.
Taro is an active soloist and a chamber musician. He frequently collaborates with other musicians, blending his masterful guitar playing with clarinet, flute and voice. He enjoys performing music from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, as well as folk and world music.
Taro holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Pepe Romero, William Kanengiser, James Smith and Brian Head. Currently, he is completing the graduate program as a student of Scott Tennant and Brian Head at USC. He has performed in a number of guitar master classes by great guitarists such as Pepe Romero, David Leisner, Scott Tennant, Benjamin Verdery, Dusan Bogdanvic, Fabio Zanon, and William Kanengiser.
Taro is one of the up-and-coming young guitar teachers in the Los Angeles area. He is especially gifted in teaching the classical guitar and world music.
Fluent: English, Japanese