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About Eric McGarry

Eric McGarry
Eric McGarry
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Ardmore, PA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele
Education: BA in Instrumental Performance from the University of the Arts (2018), MM in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts (2019)
Performance Experience: McGarry has been actively performing as a sideman and a leader in the Philadelphia region since 2014. This includes everything from jazz to musical theater. McGarry's own project can be found at venues like Chris' Jazz Cafe, where he hosted the friday night jam sessions.
Teaching Experience: Eric has 5 plus years of teaching experience
Teaching Philosophy: With my lessons I aim to develop and inspire musical growth. I hope that my students become self sufficient musicians, and use the skill sets that we develop to continue to play music for years to come.

Get to know Eric McGarry

Eric McGarry is a guitarist, composer and educator based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


McGarry is a graduate of the University of the Arts with a Master of Music in Jazz Studies.  Prior to completing his Master of Music, McGarry earned a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance with Honors, and a Minor in Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology from the University of the Arts.


McGarry has studied with prominent guitarists Dave Allen, Matt Davis, Tim Motzer, Kevin Hanson, Mike Kennedy, and Ben O’Neill. While attending UArts, McGarry held the guitar chair for the award winning Z Big Band, under the direction of Matt Gallagher.


In 2019, McGarry was named a recipient of the Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency, a selective program reserved for fifteen of the nations finest collegiate musicians.


McGarry’s main creative project, the Eric McGarry Quartet focuses on performing his original modern compositions. They can be found regularly at venues like Chris’ Jazz Cafe, where McGarry has hosted the late night jam session on Fridays. Recently McGarry was a featured artist at the Philadelphia Free Library. In the summer of 2022 McGarry will be releasing his debut album, “As I am, As you Were”.

Eric McGarry teaches at:
145 W Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
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