JEFF THYGESON has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, and lead guitarist in various bands throughout North America. Equally at home on electric, steel-string, and nylon- string guitars, he is an accomplished musician of many styles who enjoys playing everything from Bach to rock. He has won multiple performance competitions and has been the recipient of several awards throughout his career. Jeff has a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas; and has been teaching students of all ages for over 20 years. In addition to St. Joseph’s School of Music, he also teaches at Macalester College, the University of St. Thomas, and St. Paul Academy.