John Metras has taught guitar classes at the University of San Francisco and at Lone Mountain College. He has also taught the harp privately and at major folk harp conferences (2006 American Harp Society National Conference, 2006 Somerset West Folk Harp Festival, 2007 and 2009 Big Sky Harp Festival, 2007 Lyon & Healy Pop and Jazz Harpfest, the 2008 and 2011 Somerset Folk Harp Festivals and the 2010 ISFHC HarpCon.

John teaches private lessons on guitar or folk harp (Latin, lever or cross-strung) at his studio in Cotati, California. The current rate for guitar or harp lessons is $50 per hour, or $30 per half hour lesson.


The sound of classical guitar or harp music can give any event a touch of class and elegance. John’s years of experience performing all types of music on these two instruments can make your event special and memorable. He has also specialized in playing for numerous unique weddings. Contact John for pricing via phone or email. Rates vary depending on the type and length of the event, the distance to the event and for special services or requests.

See below for some recent performances.

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