Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Music Eduction & Music Performance, English Minor, WIU MA in Music Education NIU.
Mr. Guynes has been teaching at Lundahl Middle School since 1998. He is the director of the Monday Night Jazz Ensemble, and the Gold Band, which are the two most advanced bands at Lundahl Middle School. The bands have performed at the Illinois Grade School Music Association Festivals every year and have consistently received a Division I rating. The bands also perform at the Music In the Parks Festival Every spring where they have received the Outstanding Band of the day, Superior Ratings and the "Espri De Corps" Award. Members of the Gold Band have also participated in the Illinois Music Educators Association Festivals every November.
Mr. Guynes has also taught in Plymouth Illinois, Prairie Grove and in Chicago. He spent 2.5 years performing around North American, mostly in the United States (and a few countries in Europe) and remains an active performer. He first started performing at the age of 15 with the Vito Buffalo Orchestra. At age 17 he joined the Bobby Christian big band in Chicago Until Mr. Christian's death. He has performed with Sha Na Na, The Temptaions, Ernie Watts, Max Weinberg, Maynard Ferguson, and Dianne Schuur to name a few. He is currently a member of the Dana Legg Stage Band, The Sidemen Big Band, Echelon (an R&B Rock group) and leads and performs with Die Musikmeisters, a German Oompah Band.