Mr.Woratep Rattana-umpawan - Guitar Teacher Mr. Woratep teaches at the Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University; Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University and also at the Thailand Guitar Society. Now he still performs both in Thailand and aboard. Woratep began his guitar lesson when he was 17 with Prof. Vidhaya Vosbien. He won his first prize at Yamaha Guitar Festival Competition in Bangkok for three consecutive years from 1985-1987. He started taking classical guitar lessons seriously in 1987. Afterward he entered the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University and got a B.A. with second class honour in Western Music majoring in Classical Guitar. With his skills in performance, he was invited to play solo "Chao Phraya Concerto composed by Prof. Bruce Gaston in 1993. Woratep was once again invited by one of the most famous musical institutions in Japan to perform in three recitals in April 2000. And in November the same year, he had an opportunity to take one private lesson with Mr. Eduardo Fernández, the world famous guitarist, when Mr. Fernández was performing a concert in Bangkok. Woratep used to be the Head of Guitar Department at Chinatkarn Music School in 1991. Moreover, he took part in founding the Bangkok Guitar Quartet and the Bangkok Guitar Society, where he takes the position of president, and the Thailand Guitar Society respectively.