Our main goal is not only to share our love for the guitar with others, but to ensure our students enjoy the learning process and are having fun from week to week.
Micah Wetzel is the owner of Amari Studios. Along with teaching at Amari Studios, Micah has had experience as a guitar instructor at the University Of South Dakota. In addition, Micah is an active musician performing around the area both as a solo artist and with his band, Goodroad. Check out the shows page to see where Micah and the band will be playing next. Thanks for your votes in helping our band make #1 Local Best in 2014!!!
Cody has been a student of Micah’s for the past 6 years. He is a member of the South Dakota All State High School Jazz Band and has been a guest guitar player numerous times with the concert band, being featured as a soloist. At his Church, he enjoys playing the guitar on Sunday’s, as well volunteering his time for special performing opportunities when they arise.
Another great talent Cody possesses is his ability on the drum set. Like guitar, He has been featured as a drummer for past Concert band performances. He has taken years of private lessons, is a member of the marching band, and enjoys taking on school related performance opportunities when they present themselves.
Josh Lentz is the newest addition to the studio! Along with being a great guitar player, he's fantastic with kids, patient, and has a great personality, making him easy to get along with. He leads worship every Sunday at his church, pairing his guitar playing and vocals. He has spent countless years fine tuning his craft, understanding amps and pedal combos, as well as the ins and outs of guitar repair. Josh has been in multiple vocal choirs over the years and has taken individual vocal lessons in aiding his guitar skills. He has also taken numerous music theory classes and loves sharing with his students the fundamentals of how theory is applied to the guitar. He's been a student of mine for many years, so students will appreciate consistency between our teaching methods. We are beyond excited to have him join us. We know you will, too!
Kirk is as passionate as can be when it comes to the guitar and working with kids. Kirk is a regular lead and rhythm guitar player at his church band, One In Spirit, playing most Sundays. He has lead their monthly guitar club, where he passes on his guitar skills to new students of the instrument. He is always volunteering his time at guitar recitals, performing and singing, all while having a main goal of getting students to come on stage and participate in an “on the fly” setting. He is also the guitar player and member of the band, Dakota Suede. They play out often and always seem to please the crowd with their wide array of classic covers.