Junar Ortega, Adjunct Instructor of Guitar, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from The University of California at Santa Barbara (2002), where he studied guitar with Brian Head. Ortega’s past teachers include John Schneider, Paul Rosandich and Ron Freshman. He has participated in masterclasses with world-renowned performing artists and composers, including Sergio and Odair Assad, Paul Galbraith and William Kannengiser.
Mr. Ortega has taught guitar privately and in classroom settings since 1995. In 2004, he earned his teacher certification in music from Edinboro University of PA, and is a K-5 general music teacher in the Millcreek Township School District where he has taught since 2005. He is an active performer in the Erie community.