About Eric Gronneberg
Get to know Eric Gronneberg
As a passionate musician, I strongly believe music to be a powerful and universal language which can be an incredible form of expression among individuals. My name is Eric Gronneberg and I believe all people should be given the opportunity, regardless of their stage of life, to learn to play a musical instrument.
I established my love for music while in high school where I was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. I have played the saxophone for seventeen years and the guitar for ten. While playing in various and diverse musical groups, including the Top Jazz Ensemble at Montana State University in Bozeman and rock bands playing for local establishments, I was mentored by Professor Ryan Mattzinger. Matzinger is known to have worked with Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Ike Turner and Sonny Rollins.
I have always had very strong interpersonal connections with musicians in my community. Over the course of three years, I have taught weekly private saxophone lessons to a middle school student. I feel very proud of my student’s continuing progress and always look forward to our lessons. Working for a local preschool with students between the ages of three to five has also given me the opportunity to instill a devotion to teaching others the beauty of music.
While living in Bozeman, Montana, I was employed at the Gibson acoustic guitar factory as a production member. I have a strong appreciation for a quality instrument and have developed an eye for detail and organization. I have pride in my work and love seeing and hearing beautiful instruments like the ones we sell here at Music and Arts. I intend to continue pursuing my love for music and instilling a lifelong form of expression among our youth.