Taro Wayama is a Japanese born guitarist/composer. Winner of numerous competitions such as 1st place in the 2003 Aron Green/American String Teachers Association Guitar Competition and 2nd place in the Thailand International Guitar Competition. As a composer he received “Best Original Score” at the Los Angeles Movie Awards for an independent film, “Anne Jennings”. Mr. Wayama has performed in Japan, Thailand, Canada, and the US. He is an active performer, frequently collaborating with clarinet, flute and voice. Mr. Wayama holds Masters and Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Pepe Romero, William Kannengiser, James Smith, Brian Head and Scott Tennant. He has performed in masterclasses for Pepe Romero, David Leisner, Scott Tennant, Benjamin Verdery, Dusan Bogdanvic, Fabio Zanon, and William Kanengiser.