Originally from Minnesota, Sharon Isbin started learning the guitar in Italy when she was nine years old. Although she wanted to study science and space travel, Sharon continued to work hard on her instrument. At 14 years old, she performed with a professional orchestra for the first time and found her passion for performance. Sharon has been touring Europe annually in concert since she was 17 and founded the guitar department at the Juilliard School. To add to her extensive list of accomplishments, Sharon has performed for the Obama’s in the White House and won two Grammy awards.
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