Bruce Wurst began playing piano and guitar at the age of three. It was quickly apparent that he was a music prodigy. He started his teaching career here in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area in 1980 and came on board with Harmony House Music Academy in 1987. Bruce holds over 250 first place trophies for banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, and also holds numerous first place trophies for different bluegrass bands. Bruce performs throughout Arizona, the western United States and western Canada in different bands and on many different instruments. He is a certified fiddle judge and judges competitions in the local area. He is a national banjo champion and an eight time Arizona state guitar champion. Bruce teaches many instruments, including banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, violin, viola, cello, electric and string bass, ukulele, dobro, steel guitar (including pedal steel), and several others. When he is not teaching music, Bruce is tuning and repairing pianos, teaching woodworking, providing flight instruction at local airports, and hosting amateur astronomy events in the Phoenix area.