Julie Sakahara is a highly experienced guitar teacher, and a specialist in beginning and intermediate class instruction. She is renowned for her effectiveness, patience and good humor in motivating her students. Director of and instructor for Guitar for Grownups in Seattle. She has been a guitar instructor for Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Everett Community College, YWCA, and a number of West Coast music retailers. A versatile instrumentalist and vocalist, she performs in the Seattle area, and is a member of Local 76-493 of The American Federation of Musicians.