BACKGROUND SUMMARY An experienced creative performer and teacher of a variety of musical styles . Well versed in Blues, Rock, Jazz,and Classical guitar . Comfortable on Stage or in the Studio .Composes and Records in private home studio . M.I.D.I. Specialist with S.M.P.T.E/VIDEO experience . ABILITIES * Instruction tailored to individual students needs . * Make self taught guitar players into thinking musicians that play guitar . * Teach advanced improvisational concepts to accomplished players . * Instill a genuine love for different styles of music . * Encourage and promote students of like abilities to practice and jam together . * Teach Harmony and Theory as it applies to each students musical interests. * Keep students up to date on musical trends and equipment . PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE * NJ Guitar Center Edison, NJ 1987-1988 * Farrington Music Neptune, NJ 1988-1989 * Musicians Workshop Marlboro, NJ 1989-Present * Midlesex County College Applied Music Study Program 1995-Present * Author of A METHOD for the SERIOUS BEGINNER GUITARIST and The SHAPES OF THINGS series of books. EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE * Private lessons from Berklee graduate Joe Skarzinsky 1975-1980 * Private lessons from Classical performer Lou Melia 1980-1981 * Musicians Institute Guitar Institute of Technology 1984-1985 G.I.T. Certificate program * Visits to National Guitar Summer Workshop 1988, 1990, 1993 * Brookdale Community College 1992-1993 Composition, Computer Sequencing and Analog Recording Certified Commercial Musician Specialist PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE * Numerous short lived cover bands 1980-1985 * Atlantean Crystal Covers and Original Heavy Prog Rock 1986-1993 * Automatic Downward Spiral Top 40 Covers 1988 * Savage Chior Original Heavy Metal 1989-1989 * Faultline Acoustic Covers 1991-1993 * Circumstances Classic Rock Cover Band 1993-1996 * 28 Days Acoustic Covers 1996-1998 * Justin Tyme Classic Rock Cover Band 1997-2000 * Hung Jury Classic and Current Heavy Rock Covers 1999-Present * Cool Thrills Band - Party Rock 2005-Present * Numerous fill in gigs with various bands Played in many clubs and bars throughout the New Jersey/ New York including many of the legendary rooms and is still performing at top local establishments. RECORDING EXPERIENCE Owner and Engineer of RONASHCO STUDIO • Currently engineering and producing demos and albums by local bands and artists. • I create multiple guitar parts for songwriters who wish to have extra guitars on their songs. • I am always working on my original music and recording with other writers and players. • In the past I've recorded or played on numerous projects including: Atlantean Crystal - Tales from the Sunken City Savage Choir - Savage Choir Kevin McGowen - When I was a Young Man - Our Life Ron Nash - Unspoken Communication.
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