John Staley

John S.

Danville, VA

About John S.

John teaches: Ages 21 and up
Teaching since: January 1994
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

Direct face-to-face Successor of a prestigious authentic Japanese lineage as a private student. This is a rare opportunity to learn the exact touch and technique through direct transmission: plus it is fun.

Experience

Head Sensei

Aug 2012 - Present
Yxyryu Aikiryu

Various other locations (formerly Yanceyville Aikido): Body Dynamics Gym, Main Street Yanceyville NC; Danville Yoga and Meditation Center (2000 Westover, Danville VA -Current)

Curator Piedmont Aikido.

Guitar Instructor

Apr 2000 - Present
Caswell Guitar Studios

Guitar Instructor, Recording Engineer, Producer, Composer, Lead Guitarist for the Original Musicosophy band.

Sensei

Jun 2001 - Jul 2012
Omoryu Aikido

Various locations: Caswell NC, Danville VA (Yoga Center, YWCA on Main Street), etc.

Guitar Instructor

May 1996 - Apr 1999
The Music Workshop

Sharon Amity, Charlotte NC: Heavily Recruited for this prestigious and honorable position offered only to Performing Professionals. Also Performed Extensively during this time.

Music Instructor and Recording Engineer; Bandleader

Oct 1997 - Feb 1999
Lakewood Studios

Indian Trail, NC

Senpai

Jan 1997 - Jan 1999
Doc's

Mostly as an assistant. Trained heavily with Sensei Mumpower both in the Mountains and in Charlotte. Trained for a while at Dean's.

Kehai

Jan 1995 - Dec 1996
Carolina Gymnastics

Sensei Withers and Shore Sensei; Orlando Sensei, proprietor.

Guitar Instructor

Feb 1995 - Apr 1996
Piedmont Music Shoppe

Also taught Privately in-home; Guitar and Improvisational Jazz Piano

Music Teacher

Jan 1990 - Jan 1995
Academy of Performing Arts

Greenwich Drive, Charlotte NC: taught Guitar lessons (Individual and Group), also performed extensively.

Education

Bachelor of Science (Social Theory)

Aug 1977 - May 1981
Appalachian State University (Boone NC)
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