Congratulations to our five guitar students who participated in the 2022 North Florida Strings Festival. This annual festival, sponsored by the American Strings Teachers Association, is an opportunity for young string students to perform for and receive feedback from an adjudicator. All five guitar students from MLE received Level 1 ratings and three of them were the only “Honors” recipients out of more than twenty contestants. This year’s participants were:


Donald Hinchman

Terry Lin

Kabeer Aggarwal

Jemmy Qin

Simon Joos


All five students study with guitar program director, Dr. Ben Lougheed. Congratulations to the students, their parents, and their instructor!