Alyssa Catlin In Concert
Featuring her album Alegria
Join us for this memorable occasion
St Mary & St Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church
Alyssa Catlin began playing classical guitar at age eight, after telling her mother at four years old that she was going to be a musician for the rest of her life. She grew up in Idaho under the instruction of teachers from the national Childbloom Guitar Program. Beginning at age sixteen, Alyssa was featured on the NPR show, "From the Top", placed first at the American String Teacher's Association Competition, had master classes with some of the greats of the guitar world, and was a top prize winner in several other national competitions.
In 2005, Alyssa moved to Missouri to attend Webster University, studying under professor of guitar, John McClellan. She became an instructor in the St. Louis Childbloom Guitar Program in 2006, where she continues to love teaching children how to play classical guitar, and also leads the St. Louis Guitar Academy's youth guitar ensemble, Viva Musica. In 2009, she was selected as Instructor of the Year for the national Childbloom Guitar Program.
Alyssa is blessed to live with her supportive (and fellow musician) husband, Chris, their daughter, Harmony, and extended family in the St. Louis area, where she has continued to perform throughout the midwest as a classical guitarist. Lately, she has also branched out to play on acoustic guitar and mandolin with other various musicians. Her first solo classical guitar album, Alegria, was released at the end of 2015.