When Anthony was 14 he taught himself how to play bass guitar in order to join his friends in their high school band where they went on to play in talent shows as well as underground venues. He would lend his talents to six different bands and play various genres of music performing on both guitar and bass guitar. During this time, his band would record in make-shift studios and spend long hours in search of the perfect sound. These experiences would teach him the importance of production and music theory which motivated him to go to college for music. While attending Elmhurst College he switched instruments to the classical guitar, took part in the guitar ensemble, performed with a guitar quartet, took classes in piano, and attended private production lessons. Anthony graduated with a bachelor of science music business and is currently working as a live sound engineer while maintaining his guitar and piano skills. Anthony's core philosophy is that everyone has the capacity to learn but everyone learns in their own way, at their own pace. Anthony believes developing a solid foundation in music early on is fundamental to becoming a well-rounded musician and seeks to establish that in his students.
"My favorite piece to perform is Waiting For Dawn by Andrew York written for classical guitar. York’s compositions do a lot with very little all while telling a beautiful story. This was one of the very first songs I had ever learned on classical guitar and I still play it today."
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