Guitarist Keith Filppu has over 10 years of teaching and performing experience. He holds a Masters degree in Guitar Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory and a Bachelors degree in Guitar Performance from James Madison University. He teaches students of all levels and ages at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA, the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy in Winchester, VA, and here at Barbara Ingram School of Fine Arts. Mr. Filppu can frequently be heard performing in the Winchester area at concerts and private events both as a soloist and in the chamber music setting as Cedar Creek Duo with his flutist wife. In addition to his teaching and performing, Mr. Filppu is a published author, arranger and composer. Some recent highlights of his career include performing the world premiere of “Song in Mountain Pool” by renowned composer James Park in September 2014. In 2012 one of Keith’s original compositions was premiered at Yale during the annual Guitar Extravaganza. His solo guitar and flute/guitar arrangements have been published by ClearNote publications.