Originally from Eastern North Carolina, Taron Melvin is a guitarist based in El Cajon, California. He completed his Bachelor’s in Music Business at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is now working on his Master’s in Jazz Performance at East Carolina University. He has played in jazz combos, big band ensembles and metal bands. He has composed, arranged and recorded music for multiple musical theatre productions. In addition to playing, he has experience running sound for live events and studio recordings. With the goals of the students in mind, he blends structure and improvisation into his lessons.