Location: Snellville, GA
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele
Education: Ithaca College, BM - Jazz Studies
Onondaga Community College, AAS - Classical Guitar
Performance Experience: As a performer, he has toured throughout the East Coast and Canada with various groups and performers. Artists include The Drifters, Clarence Clemons, Big Bill Morganfield (the son of Muddy Waters) and many others. He has also appeared in the Stan Rogers folk fest, North Atlantic Blues Festival, Syracuse, Atlanta, and Montreal Jazz Festivals. Guy currently performs in the Atlanta area as a solo Guitarist, and with recording Jazz group Metro Quest.
Teaching Experience: As a music educator Guy has 30 years of teaching experience varying from private instruction to Classroom situations. He has also been involved with Day Jams summer camp ’06’, and co- director for Camp jam ‘07‘. Guy’s publications include his own books “The Blues Spectrum”, “Guitar Companion and Supplements Workbook and “Lets Jam Jazz Standards. He is also a co-author for “Set The Stage” jazz combo series by Randy Hunter.
Teaching Philosophy: My Philosophy is that I teach music not just the instrument. I incorporate theory, musical form, transcribing, ear training and overall knowledge of the instrument. With every student, I breakdown the fundamental elements of melody, harmony, rhythm and improvisation. I incorporate standard notation, as well as tablature and chord grids. My students will achieve the qualities of a musician not just an instrumentalist.