About John Gurske
Get to know John Gurske
John graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1984 with his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. While there, he studied jazz history and performance with the legendary Richard Davis. After a fifteen year career in the corporate world, John joined his wife Betsy to teach music full time at various schools and in 2003 co-founded music.4.life.
As music.4.life expanded through the years, John created his own Jam Band program, giving students the vital experience of playing with others in small group settings. Being a uniquely well-rounded musician, he gives students a solid foundation of musicianship, yet adapts his teaching to various students' tastes in different musical genres.
In addition to teaching guitar, bass, and Jam Bands, John has been active as a jazz guitarist for many years, and can be seen performing solo guitar, accompanying singers, or with his trio at various venues in the Charlotte area.