Gabor Szarvas graduated with a degree in guitar instruction and chamber music in Hungary in 2002. His teachers include some of Hungary’s most respected guitarists – David Pavlovits, Andrea Bozoki, Sandor Szilvagyi and Ede Roth.

In 2002 he won third prize in the Hungarian Guitar Competition of Music Colleges. As a student he toured Hungary, performing in several cities.

He started teaching in 1996 as a student himself. During the last 20 years, teaching hundreds of students, he developed a program and teaching style that is, according to his students, both effective and fun.​

He moved to Madison in February 2012 where he continues his career in classical guitar instruction and performance.​

"I have been performing and teaching the guitar since I was a student. I find great joy in both. Playing and teaching go hand in hand. They help each other and they help you growing as a musician and a human being."