GARRETT FONDA - GUITAR & BASS
Garrett has been playing, loving, and living music for over 25 years as a professional musician.
After years of private lessons and playing/preforming in many music projects locally, including three years in the Elk Grove Jazz Band touring California, winning both soloist and group awards, he was accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
There, he studied harmony, ear training, theory, styles and improvisation. Garrett graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Music/Music Business and has been teaching both Guitar and Bass professionally for the last 15 years, both in store and privately.
He is currently in the Graduate program at CSUS studying for a Master’s degree in Musical Performance. While also constantly gigging, touring, and recording.
Garrett’s one on one individualized teaching methods focus on two points,
1. That his students have fun and enjoy themselves through a love of music.
2. That they not only learn what they love and enjoy playing but also the techniques and specifics, to ensure a long lasting and ever evolving love of music.
He designs a program that is suited to each students individual desires and needs.
The hope is that no matter where you go from here, you will be “well rounded” and carry the knowledge and joy of music with you always. He heavily encourages creativity, improvisation, and songwriting from the skills learned in lessons.
With Garrett, you will not only learn how to play your favorite song, but also how to “jam” with friends, compose alone or with other musicians, learn how to read music, multiple techniques and styles, ear training, music theory, and a bit of music history.
Garrett records each and every lesson, for his students. “Your” lessons are e-mailed to you with helpful hints, audio examples, and play along tools so you will always have a reference, if you need one.