John Auker

Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Music Theory, Arranging, Song-writing

John Auker has 18 years of playing experience and 10 years teaching experience. He is a Cum Laude graduate of Capital University's Conservatory of Music with a B.M. in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Guitar Performance under the direction of Stan Smith and Karl Wohlwend, and a Pi Kappa Lambda inductee receiving an honor for outstanding recognition at the 2005 Elmhurst Jazz Festival.

Mr. Auker has performed with Grammy nominated singers, holds a monthly gig at Park St. Tavern with two R&B, funk and soul groups: The Selner Bros. and Pauly and the Foundations, performs nationally as George Harrison in the Beatles tribute, Hard Day's Night, and is also an active studio session guitarist. He also serves regularly at Grove City Nazarene, Vineyard Columbus, and Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, three of the largest congregations in the Columbus area.

In private lessons, students can draw from John’s knowledge and expertise gained from years of performance and experience in the music industry.