Mr. John Cesar

Guitar Teacher

John Cesar

SAA Member

Born in Peru, international artist John Cesar is an up and coming classical guitarist. His musical studies began at the age of 13 with the electric guitar, and later he made the decision to pursue classical guitar studies in college. John graduated in 2016 from Montclair State University with a degree in instrumental performance under the instruction of guitarist and scholar Darren O’Neill. Throughout his undergraduate studies John worked on occasion with guitarists David Graessle, Sylwia Kloc, Seth Himmelhoch and world renound guitarist Jorge Caballero.            John has made appearances in the New York City area, New Jersey and Connecticut, including performances at the Alexander Kasser Theater and the famous Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair New Jersey. John is the founder of the New Jersey based concert series Classical Concerts at Grace, where he currently manages and also is a regular performing artist. John recently performed at Inabif, a major orphanage in Lima, Peru.            John has played for notable professional guitarists such as Scott Tennant, Carlos Barbosa Lima, Jason Vieaux, Michael Partington, The Newman Oltman Duo, Richard Provost, and Jorge Caballero. John has performed in a variety of chamber works and has received chamber instruction from Broadway singer Jan Prokap, pianist David Witten, early music specialist, Jeffery Gaul, flutist Susan Palma, and the world famous Shanghai String Quartet.            John is a student at the Hartt School of Music on a performance-based scholarship. He is a student of multi-award winning guitarist, Christopher Ladd.