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Cheryl Lunsford

Guitar Diva

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Cheryl Lunsford - Bio 

Cheryl Lunsford, guitarist, singer/songwriter is known in Virginia as The Guitar Dojo.


Growing up playing rhythm guitar in her father's band in the Roanoke Valley, not far from the Crooked Road, she is one of the finest female guitarist today. Cheryl is the only female to win and place on the Flat-picking guitar contest circuit.

Whether playing electric, acoustic or bottleslide guitar, Cheryl is a female 'Guitar Diva" and performs many different styles and genres of music from Doc Watson's Windy & Warm, to Scott Fore's Ragtime Annie, and Glen Campbell's Classical Gas.


Cheryl graduated from Chilton Guitar Studio and went on to study voice and obtain her BA degree from

Mars Hill College in North Carolina. Cheryl has also studied guitar under Scott Fore, National Guitar Champion, as an apprentice for the Virginia Foundation For the Humanities, and she is recognized as a Virginia folk artist, playing on the Virginia Stage at the National Folk Festival in Richmond.


Cheryl teaches professionally, guitar, bass and voice in her private studio, The Guitar Dojo Studio, located in Fincastle, VA. She conducts guitar and vocal workshops and Summer Guitar Camps. Cheryl's future plans include making her presence known in the male-dominated National Guitar Championships in Winfield Kansas.

Cheryl's Music Menu

  Cheryl works with each venue to individualize the music for each occasion. She is a versatile entertainer that lets you select music that complements the desired atmosphere. She combines Jazz, Rock and Folk Vocals with smooth guitar. Today's music lover enjoys many styles of music and Cheryl will meet you on that road, on her acoustic, electric, bottleslide, or Gypsy Jazz guitar.


Cheryl's Guitar Camps

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