Bernard has been performing for almost 35 years and has been a guitar instructor for over 18. Although he started primarily as a Jazz guitarist, he currently works with Country, Rock, Pop, R&B, Funk and Surf Rock bands. Bernard has a “Buffet” style approach to teaching guitar: “I give my students a little bit of what I want them to learn and a little bit of what they want. I’ll help you with your favorite songs but I’ll also give you the tools to become a good musician. For example; the best way to learn a song, finger strengthening exercises, an introduction to note reading and guitar soloing, etc.” Bernard has been married to the love of his life, Tina Buswell, for 26+ years. She is also a singer and they perform frequently in Las Vegas, southern Californian and southern Utah. They also enjoy hiking, bicycling and walking their neighborhood with their two Chihuahuas.