- Music Production
- 1986 Bellevue College – Core Music Theory
- 1989 Shoreline College – Audio Engineering
Described as “a very patient guitar teacher” by B.B. King, Greg has enjoyed a 30+ year professional career as a full time guitar and music teacher, having worked with a broad range of students while covering a variety of musical interests — from experienced gigging performers, to individuals who are brand new to playing music. In fact, several of Greg’s former students have gone on to pursue successful musical performance and music teaching careers themselves.
Beginning at age 15 as a “clumsy teenage geek obsessed with guitar”, Greg was ultimately building and modifying his own guitars, writing original music with his band, and recording at top Seattle area recording studios within his first two years of playing. His “hands on” interest in music hardware and technology lead him in secure employment building instruments prior to teaching. In 1985, Greg was hired by G&L Guitars (CA) to construct high end electric guitars, often for notable musicians such as Prince.
His passions regarding music production further lead him to enroll in the Audio Engineering program at Shoreline College (Seattle), completing coursework which utilized both analog and digital systems. In 1986 while completing enrollment of Core Music Theory studies at Bellevue College, he was acquired by The Academy Of Music (Seattle) thus beginning an 11 year position with the institution as one of its top grossing teachers. Greg’s other notable teaching positions in the Puget Sound region also included with American Music, Mills Music, Music-Go-Round, and the Mercer Island JCC.
In addition to having conducted thousands of one-on-one, private lessons, Greg is equally at home teaching in group settings, having instructed classes and clinics on behalf of music organizations such as The National Guitar Workshop, The Guitar Center, and The Forrest Ridge School. In 2002 he authored original instructional content for leading Seattle based educational software company Emedia, where his teaching methods have been studied and utilized by guitarists all over the world. Greg believes that “teaching is one of the most important human services one could find themselves a part of”, particularly when paired with music. “I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time sharing music and guitar studies with others” says Greg. “Playing music is special, and being there to witness its development in another person is extremely rewarding.”