Jerry Cortez comes from a musical family, who grew up on the music of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Wes Montgomery, Woody Herman and Stan Getz to name a few. Jerry studied guitar with DJ Ciraulo and Tuck Andress. Jerry has been teaching privately and has taught guitar classes since January of 1980. Jerry’s versatile teaching style stems from his performance background, having toured and recorded with singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young, Go Ahead, a band which featured members of The Grateful Dead and Santana, Soul and R&B favorites, Cold Blood and has been performing and recording with soul/funk legends, Tower Of Power since January of 2010.
Holly Ward grew up in Lehi, Utah and began dancing at a local dance studio at the age of 7. Her passion for dance was sparked and she taught Modern at In Motion Dance Studio for several years. Holly has participated in many choreography festivals including the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where she received the 1st place award for her work in 2018, 2019, and 2020. She has also been featured as a guest artist with Repertory Dance Theater at the Regalia 2021. Holly is currently attending Utah Valley University pursuing a Modern Dance degree while performing with Contemporary Dance Ensemble.