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    Gary enjoys teaching very much, and feels honored to have worked with so many wonderful aspiring musicians. He's taught all ages, and  many styles. He takes a customized approach to all students, and feels patience and a reasonable and flexible plan is important.   He helps students formulate goals and work methodically towards them.  He's also committed to keep on learning  himself. He's interested in many types of music, as well as the potential for social impact, upliftment, and healing in music. 
     Gary is also an accomplished sound designer and recording/mastering engineer.  His studio is stocked with many of today's cutting edge software programs, in combination with a lot of old school knowledge for a great finished product at any budget - see studio experience below.

Education:    
      Long Island University 1990 - BA degree – Jazz Performance, Summa Cum Laude, full scholarship.    
      Kingsborough Community College – undergraduate classical music studies.    
      Brooklyn College - Masters Degree studies in music education.   
      Institute of Audio Research - Completion of Masters Degree component for audio engineering and technology.   
      New School for Social Research – studies in the music business.

Teaching Work Experience:
     Private teaching of general music, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, sax etc – 25 years experience.    
     Workshops on learning modern recording techniques, and studio technology.   
     Individual and Group music instruction Kingsborough Community College.    
     Band teacher McKinley Intermediate School – NYC.

Performance Experience:
     In the Sedona area - with his primary musical project 2 SUNS, his current instrumental band 3rd Point, and The Heavenly J's.
     Also other jazz-rock fusion bands - Pipe Dream etc., club dates and weddings.
     Venues include Studio Live,The Oak Creek Brewery, The Sedona Film Festival, Canyon Moon Theatre, Flagstaff Orpheum, Prescott Opera House, Elks Lodge, Enchantment, Java Love Cafe, Pizza Heaven, Relics, Gumptionfest, Earthdance, private events.
     Additional performances in Phoenix and California.
     In NYC – CBGB's, The Vault, The Spiral and many more, with 2 Suns, Present Tense etc.

Studio Experience:
     Worked with Lee Curreri in his studio in Marina Del Rey CA, recording 2 SUNS 2nd CD “Love Revolution”, learning detailed modern computer recording techniques.
     Worked at some of NYC's top recording studios including Jimi Hendrix’ famed Electric Ladyland Studio, Right Track recording, and Eras recording Studio. This was an invaluable experience as he received technical training and worked with some of the industry’s top recording engineers, producers, and musicians.     
     Owner of dB Studios – my personal recording studio, Recorded, mixed and produced several in and out of state artists, commercial releases and demos, as well as music for television.
     Recorded with numerous artists in NYC.    
     2002 - released debut CD - 2 SUNS,     
     2008 CD release “Love Revolution” - 2 SUNS  
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