John Boyles has 30 years of experience in education, from elementary through university teaching. At Christopher Newport University he has taught Applied Guitar, Guitar Ensemble and Music Technology from 1980-present, and with Newport News Public Schools he has taught Guitar, Orchestra, Elementary Music, and Music Theory.  He has performed as a soloist and in various Chamber Ensembles, in many settings. He performs regularly with the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra, having contributed arrangements and compositions to both of their CDs and performances around the state of Virginia and internationally, including their return tour of Costa Rica.  Mr. Boyles has a Bachelor in Music Education in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master’s in Guitar Performance from Norfolk State, and an Educational Specialist degree from George Washington University. He has participated in many Master classes, including those conducted by Jesus Silva, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, David Russell, and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

John Boyles currently resides in Newport News VA, where he is currently the Program Administrator for the Center for Arts and Communication at Woodside High School in Newport News and Adjunct Professor for Guitar and Guitar Orchestra at CNU.