Deanna Passarella

Deanna P.

North Hollywood, CA

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About

Deanna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
May 2009

Commercially trained guitarist through Belmont University in Nashville, TN. I have 7 years of professional studio and touring experience. Well versed in many genres including jazz, rock, pop, blues, bluegrass, funk, r&b, and country.

Throughout my musical career, I have earned endorsements from RS Custom Guitars, D'Addario, Pedaltrain, Planet Waves, and Steve Clayton, Inc. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Vince Gill, Brent Mason, Dan Huff, Billy ward, Billy Thomas, and many more.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons Include:
- A thorough look at all the elements of
music
- Improv techniques
- Increasing your understanding of the fretboard
- Scales, modes, and chords (applying them musically)
- Reading charts, Nashville Number System
- Songwriting techniques
- Performance skills
- Gear upkeep
- Career advice

I tailor each lesson to the individual student's level, interest, and needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender American Deluxe
1985 Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fuchs Train
Fender Pro Junior
OCD Overdrive
Fuzz Face
Route 66 Compression/Overdrive
Dunlop Wah
MXR Carbon Copy Delay

*** Travel Equipment ***
Fender American Deluxe
1985 Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fuchs Train
Fender Pro Junior
OCD Overdrive
Fuzz Face
Route 66 Compression/Overdrive
Dunlop Wah
MXR Carbon Copy Delay

*** Specialties ***
Rock
Blues
Jazz
Phrasing
Creative voicings
Melodic soloing
Fretboard fluency

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Experience

Freelance Guitarist
May 2011 - Present
Deanna P.

Experience opening for players such as Vince Gill, Brent Mason, Dan Huff, Randy Kohrs, and many more.

Artist Representative
May 2008 - Present
RS Custom Guitars

Artist Rep for the historic Red Special Guitar.

Attending yearly NAMM shows - product demos, clinics, and showcases.

Lead Guitar
May 2012 - Nov 2012
Chase Rice

Lead guitarist for co-writer of Florida Georgia Line's number 1 single "Cruise", Chase Rice.

Opening for acts such as Carrie Underwood, Brantley Gilbert, Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar, Love & Theft, and many more.

Lead Guitar
May 2008 - May 2012
Blackwater James

Lead guitar/BGVs for original rock outfit, Blackwater James.

Opening for acts such as Bret Michaels, Queensryche, Stryper, David Allen Coe, Bobby Blotzer of RATT, and Tantric.

Education

BBA - Music Business/Marketing
Aug 2007 - May 2012
Belmont University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Aug 2007

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Rock/Country
Fretboard fluency and scale extension.
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1 Review

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kate P. Jun 4, 2014
Guitar · In home

Deanna has taught me so much, and truly is a great mentor. She makes lessons fun and I always look forward to each session. I highly recommend Deanna as an instructor!

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