Lyle Sheffler

Classical Guitar

San Francisco, CA
23 Played at 23 groupmuses!

Lyle Sheffler

Classical Guitar

About

International guitar soloist Lyle Sheffler began playing classical guitar at the age of seven and made his first public appearance at the age of eight. Acclaimed for his artistry, warm tone, and captivating programs, he has played at such esteemed venues as Carnegie Hall, Freight & Salvage Stadium, the Tilles Center, and the Hanoi Opera House, as well as numerous other concert halls around the globe. In addition to solo recitals, Lyle has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras with Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre” and Antonio Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D Major In the fall of 2012, Lyle was invited to tour the Middle East and Asia with Celebrity Cruises as a solo classical guitarist. He was also selected to participate in the prestigious Ile de Ré International Guitar Festival in France, led by guitar virtuoso Philippe Villa in 2010. While in France, Lyle was hand picked to perform in a solo concert held open to the public, as well as to play first guitar in several different chamber ensembles. During the summer of 2009, Lyle was awarded the opportunity to participate in both the Iserlohn Classical Guitar Festival in Germany and the Polish Guitar Academy in Poznan, Poland. There, he performed both in ensembles and as
a soloist. He has participated in master classes with many world-renowned artists including
Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, and many others.

Lyle earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied under the tutelage of acclaimed guitar pedagogue Ray Chester.Lyle received his Masters of Music degree in classical guitar from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Guitar Foundation of America competition winner and Naxos recording artist Marc Teicholz and department chair David Tanenbaum. As a performer, Lyle has become an integral part of the San Francisco music community, both as a soloist and as member of the Duo Boheme with flutist Courtney Wise. He also maintains a thriving teaching studio and is now accepting students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides classical guitar, Lyle is proficient on double bass, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, and lute. He looks forward to a future of sharing his love for the guitar with his audiences and students, alike. Lyle Sheffler currently plays on a spruce double-top super concert guitar hand built byJeroen Hilhorst.

Lyle Sheffler has released a solo album entitled “Lyle Sheffler-Classical Guitar” and a Duo
Bohème album, “Senza Misura” which are available on iTunes and Amazon.com. Physical
copies of “Senza Misura” can be purchased after the show.

For information on upcoming performances, please go to www.lylesheffler.com or send an e-mail to [email protected] with inquiries about private lessons or recital bookings. Lyle Sheffler’s teaching studio is currently open.

Music

Works Albeniz, Granados, Handel, DeFalla, Dowland, Barrios, Sor, Tansman, Mertz, Torroba, Villa-Lobos, and many others...there are too many to list :)

Videos

Programs

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Past groupmuses (23)

  • Salon

    Potluck and Classical Guitar with a San Francisco musician and teacher Lyle Sheffler

    Friday, Feb 2, 2024 6:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Tansman, Albeniz, Granados, and Barrios
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 4 months ago

  • Backyard

    Garden Groupmuse

    Sunday, Oct 8, 2023 4:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Private garden in Kentfield
    • Composers: Bach, Villa-Lobos, Albeniz, Granados
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 8 months ago

  • Backyard

    Melodies in the Garden: A Classical Guitar Serenade with Lyle Sheffler

    Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 4:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Eureka Valley, SF
    • Composers: Bach, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos and others
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 8 months ago

  • A musical evening with master classical guitarist Lyle Sheffler

    Friday, Jul 21, 2023 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Noe Valley, SF
    • Composers: Bach, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Tarrega
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 10 months ago

  • Will's Housewarming & Groupmuse

    Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Rincon Hill, SF
    • Composers: Tarrega, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Embassy Groupmuse November 2022

    Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
    • Composers: Barrios, Villa-Lobos, Tarrega,
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitarist
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • An evening at the Seafoam Chalet

    Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Alamo Square, SF
    • Composers: Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Albeniz, Tarrega
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Musical Saturday in the Mission

    Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Tarrega, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Lyle Sheffler Classical Guitar Concert at the Polish Club in the Mission

    Friday, Sep 30, 2022 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Tansman, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Piazolla
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • NOW OUTDOORS: New Years Eve Afternoon Concert: Classical Guitar with Lyle Sheffler | Featuring works by Piazolla, Albeniz, Scarlatti, and Barrios

    Friday, Dec 31, 2021 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Panhandle, SF
    • Composers: Scarlatti, Barrios, Piazolla, Albeniz
    • Instruments: solo classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    An Evening of Classical Guitar with Lyle Sheffler

    Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 6:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Aguado, Barrios, Villa-Lobos
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Guitar Livestream from Twin Peaks

    Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Scarlatti, Barrios
    • Instruments: Solo guitar
    • Price: Free to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Valentines is for loving music

    Friday, Feb 14, 2020 6:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Inner Sunset, SF
    • Composers: Albeniz, Scarlatti, Granados, Tarrega
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Lyle Sheffler Guitar Concert

    Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: NOPA and Alamo Square, SF
    • Composers: Albeniz, Scarlatti, Granados, Tarrega
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Casa Fulton Group Muse

    Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 3:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: NOPA and Alamo Square, SF
    • Composers: Granados, Albeniz, Dowland, Scarlatti
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Music by the bay!

    Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: South Beach, SF
    • Composers: Albeniz, Handel, Granados, Dowland
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Trinity Groupmuse

    Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 5:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mid-Market, SF
    • Composers: Albeniz, Handel, Granados, Dowland
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Presidio Groupmuse

    Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Presidio, SF
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Mission Groupmuse

    Friday, Jan 18, 2019 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Albeniz, Handel, Dowland, DeFalla
    • Instruments: Classical Guitar Solo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Classical Guitar Salon, Fall 2019 (1st Concert in the Series)

    Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: North of the Panhandle, SF
    • Composers: DeFalla, Albeniz, Barrios, Torroba
    • Instruments: Solo Classical Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago