About the Teacher

Sioux Falls Guitar TeacherGEOFF GUNDERSON began learning guitar on his own when he was just 10 years old. At 14, he was playing professionally.  Geoff was a founding member of the popular 80’s rock group, Wakefield for which he was recently inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Gunderson began the study of classical guitar in high school and eventually studied guitar at Augustana University and the University of South Dakota (USD), from which he graduated in 1989. Gunderson has attended master classes and clinics by notable guitarists including the L.A. Guitar Quartet, Eliot Fisk, Pepe Romero and others.

After learning that not only playing guitar, but also teaching it to others was his life passion, Geoff underwent Suzuki training at the South Carolina Suzuki Institute in Spartanburg, SC to specialize in teaching young children.  Since then he has become well-known in the Sioux Falls area as a premier guitar instructor for all ages. In 2009, Geoff traveled to Austin, TX for training and licensing in the Childbloom Guitar Program with Kevin Taylor, founder of the program.   Mr. Taylor says, “Geoff Gunderson’s knowledge base and demeanor make him a perfect teacher for young children.  He is the type of person I would want teaching my child.”

Geoff currently teaches classical and contemporary guitar at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD and is the director of the Childbloom Guitar Program of Sioux Falls. Geoff also frequently performs as a solo guitarist at Sioux Falls area venues.  Geoff has performed with the Jukebox Zeroes, the South Dakota Symphony, the Sioux City Symphony, the Sioux City Rockestra, and countless other projects. A lifelong resident of Sioux Falls, Mr. Gunderson lives with his wife Erin and has two grown daughters.

Learn more about Geoff Gunderson at his professional website here: www.geoffgunderson.com