Vahe Sarkissian is a graduate of the University of the Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Guitar Performance and a Master’s degree in Music Education. He has been a full-time member of Music Training Center’s guitar faculty since 2007 and currently performs with award winning group The Sid Miller Band.


Vahe has performed at venues such as the Wells Fargo Center, BB&T Pavilion (formerly the Susquehanna Bank Center), the Tower Theater, the Electric Factory, the TLA, the Trocadero, and the World Café Live. In addition, he has opened up for artists such as The Roots, Slash, Shinedown, and many others. He was voted the Lead Guitarist in 93.3 WMMR’s Building the Band Contest where he was interviewed by acclaimed DJ’s such as Preston & Steve, Jaxon, and Pierre Robert, and even had a single on the radio.


In addition to his dedication to teaching, Vahe continues to perform in the Tri-State area at various events and venues. He specializes in genres such as jazz, rock, fusion, funk, pop, and middle-eastern music.