OCCUPATION

Guitarist, Music instructor and Business owner

PROFESSIONAL GOAL

To create and disseminate an accessible yet highly focused approach to learning the guitar.

SKILL HIGHLIGHTS

  • well organized
  • articulate
  • shows attention to details
  • inspirational
  • energetic
  • passionate
  • experienced

CORE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Featured performer / lecturer at Duquesne University's Annual Guitar and Bass workshop (2008 - present)
  • I have recorded, produced and released 4 CD's of original music. My CD "Nothing But Time" was a finalist in the worldwide independent music awards 2004.
  • Lastly, I was the songwriter and guitarist for the group Sleeping Giants 1993 - 2000. We were a successful independent musical group who produced and sold over 10,000 copies of our CD product, performed and toured the eastern US. We performed on the Conan O'Brien Show (NBC) after winning his college band search (1997).

EDUCATION

West Liberty University, Wheeling WV Bachelor of Science Music (guitar performance)/business
  • I received scholarships to attend the school of Music
  • Was the first student to ever perform original music at his senior recital
  • I was chosen to perform original guitar music at the Composers of Wheeling concert
  • Performed in a master class for Grammy Award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin
  • Was the first student to ever bring the school's name in the national spotlight by winning the Conan O'Brien college band search and performing on national television

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Owner DGE Music where I specialize in teaching classical/fingerstyle guitar, and acoustic style playing. I also teach electric rock guitar, jazz guitar, bass guitar, drums, voice and piano.
  • Create personalized scores and sheet music with accompanying instructional videos as teaching aids.
  • Record and produce original music releases for myself as well as private clients.(cakewalk/sonar user)
  • I perform classical & jazz guitar music for weddings, and have an acoustic pop music duo which performs for restaurants, corporate events etc...
  • Featured performer/clinician at Duquesne University’s Summer Guitar Workshop (Pittsburgh PA)
  • Has recorded and released 4 independent music CD’s (music is available in the Fingers on the Frets – store, or on iTunes)
  • Performs over 100 times a year with the DOUG EDGELL BAND
  • Won Conan O’Brien’s national college band search and performed live on the show. (with former alternative rock group Sleeping Giants)
  • Past bands include The Edgell Brothers Band, The Dave Pahanish Band, The Sleeping Giants
 
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