Council for Guitar Education


 Bill Swick head shot

Bill Swick (2016-2018)
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Las Vegas, NV

Bill Swick currently teaches guitar and chairs the music department for the twelve-time GRAMMY award winning Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and is the guitar task force chair for Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth largest school district.  Swick was recently selected as “Teacher of the Year” out of more than 18,000 teachers in Clark County.  Swick holds two degrees from the University of North Texas and has served as faculty of Drake University and University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  Swick is a publisher of guitar education materials and the creator of the Swickster Fingerboard System.


Eastern Division Representative
Tom Amoriello (2016-2020)
Lambertville, NJ

North Central Division Representative
Joshua Austin (2017-2019)
Omaha, NE

Northwest Division Representative

Steve Eckels (2015-2018)
Kalispell, MT

Southern Division Representative
Christopher Perez (2016-2019)
Orlando, FL

Southwestern Division Representative
Vacant and in process of finding 
replacement as of July 2017

Western Division Representative

Darin Au (2015-2019)
Honolulu, HI

Member-At-Large Representative

Scott Seifried (2017-2018)
Clifton, VA

Member-At-Large Representative
Rosemary Gano (2017-2018)
Alexandria, VA 

Thomas Amoriello (2017-2018)

NAfME National Executive Board Liaison: Glenn Nierman