Teaches Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory
Areas of Instruction
Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory
B.M. Jazz Guitar Performance - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Gabriel grew up in the rich old-time/folk music tradition of the Appalachian Mountains in southeastern Kentucky where he learned to play the fiddle by rote at the age of 8. The skills that he developed at this time acted as a platform to begin studying jazz at the age of 15. Gabriel went on to earn a Bachelors in Jazz Guitar Performance from UNCG where he studied under Greg Hyslop. During his time there, he had the privilege of working with musicians from alll over North Carolina, typically in a jazz setting. Groups and musicians he has worked with include Zen Poets, The Aaron Matson Nonet, Brandon Lee, Chad Eby Steve Haines, Lage Lund and Matt Wilson. He currently resides in Greensboro where he continues to work as a freelance gigging jazz guitarist and composer. In his free time, he loves to read, watch films, spend quality time wih friends and family, and write music.