Our Teachers

Our Teachers

Dr. Corey Harvin

I’m Dr. Corey a guitar teacher at Cadenza Music Academy.

Corey Corvin

Dr. Corey Harvin

Guitar/Ukulele Instructor


Classical guitarist Corey Harvin has been performing in the U.S. and Japan since 1998. A winner of the Boston Classical Guitar Society Duo Competition, Corey is a collaborative musician and was a founding member of the Pedestrian Guitar Duo, a guitar duo dedicated to playing original modern repertoire. As a soloist Corey has concertized across the USA and Japan. He has also performed with vocalists, flute, saxophone, trumpet, and chamber groups including the groundbreaking Musica Nova and OSSIA, as well as with the Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra and Vivo Sinfonietta Orchestra of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Unusual for most classical guitarists, Corey’s most recent recording engagement and world premiere performance featured him playing electric guitar with the Bob McCormick Percussion Group for a production of modern music. Corey has been a member of the Miami Guitar Trio since 2012.

Dr. Corey Harvin completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University under Bruce Holzman, and his Master’s and Doctoral work with Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. He has participated in master classes under Grammy winning L.A. Guitar Quartet members Scott Tenant, and John Dearman; lutenist, Paul O’dette; and guitarist Kevin Gallagher. Corey volunteers as the director of the Florida Guitar Foundation’s Community Guitar Ensemble. Harvin has been on faculty at Palmer Trinity School since 2007 and serves as the director of guitar studies there in Miami, Florida.

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