Lauren Hayworth - piano, guitar, banjo, ukulele, voice
Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Florida State University (2005, Magna Cum Laude) and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from Appalachian State (2010, Summa Cum Laude).
She has over fifteen years of experience teaching private music lessons for students of all ages as well as decade of experience as a gigging musician and recording artist.
Lauren is a great addition to our Wednesday teaching schedule. She welcomes beginning students of all ages in piano, banjo, and ukulele and teen/adult vocal students.
Beth Jones—guitar, fiddle,mandolin, banjo
Beth has been playing and
teaching music in the High
Country for many years. She
has played with many of the
areas finest musicians—as
well as being a soloist— at
concerts, festivals, recording
projects, and local eating establishments.
Folk, country, bluegrass, and
old-timey music are her favorite
genres and she enjoys using
time-worn favorites to
teach her students.
Beth delights in teaching
adults and loves seeing them
become confident, wellrounded
Robert Gucwa - guitar, bass, fiddle, ukulele and luthier
Robert is a classically trained guitarist, but plays and teaches many other styles and genres of music. He recently completed the Mark O'Connor fiddle camp and is looking forward to teaching new fiddle students. Robert spends Mondays and Thursdays at Kudzu teaching lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Robert is also an excellent luthier and does all the stringed repair work for Kudzu music customers.
When he is not teaching at Kudzu, Robert works at the Violin Shop in Charlotte.
Robert and Elizabeth live in Morganton and have a beautiful toddler, Peter Barrett.