Greg has been a professional musician and teacher both since 1989. During that time, he has cultivated himself to be a teacher of other musicians. He has gained vast knowledge and experience in sculpting others to meet their goals. This experience has made him knowledgeable of instruments, sound equipment, and the workings of a music team as a whole. He has served as a worship team member at four churches. Currently, Greg leads the worship arts dept at his home church and grows his heart and skill for worship leading. Running his own business and developing marriage coaching skills will prove useful in the leadership and guidance of those he assists in improving their skills.
Greg's goal is the building up of those around him in ways that they can understand. Being a strong teacher isn't about being right; it is about leading so that others will follow you. Finding the way to teach a person how they need to learn is a skill Greg has developed through years of practice and listening to students.
WORSHIP TEAM EXPERIENCE
Several years working with worship teams at different levels has allowed Greg to see them from many vantage points. These experiences have had him everywhere, from leading worship to running sound and everything in between. Knowing that these areas are all essential and must all come together to facilitate a congregation to worship is a strength Greg brings with him.
During Greg's years as a musician, he has picked up many skills that add quality to his leadership abilities. Not only is Greg skilled in playing the bass, vocals, guitar, and drums, but he is knowledgeable in the theory behind the music. He can teach those around him to read and understand the music they are playing. He has also spent many hours putting together and running sound systems, so his knowledge goes beyond the stage and into the team's overall sound. Having experience of CCLI and how the music industry works, Greg will use "pop sensibilities" to best utilize and choose music that is pertinent and worshipful.
ROSSITER KIDS COLLEGE 2013 & 2014
It is introducing 20 kids at a time to guitar basics. Greg often runs into many of these children at outreach programs at church. He gets to be the familiar face that allows them to feel comfortable and a sense of belonging.
HELENA FIRST ASSEMBLY YOUTH WORSHIP LEADERS 10/2011 – 9/2012
Greg and his wife Lisa spent a season as the leadership for the youth worship team at Helena's first assembly. They were very blessed to be used by God to build those young musicians into some heavyweight worshipers! They finalized our time with the young adults by facilitating a practicum to adjudicate the kids as they progressed. They still maintain relationships with most of these students who are now adults.
SMALL GROUP LEADERS 9/2011 – present
After reading an article online that stressed the importance of marriage enrichment and the lack of this being available in most churches, Greg and Lisa approached their pastor. He said suggested they start leading a group at our church. They have been leading marriage enrichment small groups ever since. It has blossomed into a calling for them, leading them into the creation of a website.
HELENA FIRST ASSEMBLY WORSHIP TEAM 6/2011 - present
Greg began attending Helena's first assembly in October of 2010. June 4th of 2011, Greg started playing on the worship teams at Helena First assembly, including special music projects and Sunday worship. As a Bassist, guitarist, harmony vocal, and drummer.
CONSULTANT TO FELLOW PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTORS 2004 - present
Due to the current political impositions on society, Greg has become a go-to for his fellow instructors as a consultant for keeping up with online instruction for a large variety of age groups and technology experience levels. Greg cares deeply for his competitors and loves assisting them to thrive during this unfortunate season imposition.
HELENA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY GUITAR INSTRUCTOR 2019 - present
Greg develops and instructs In-person and online courses for beginner guitar for the Helena College of technology.
FORTRESS OF JOY – WORSHIP ARTS DEPT HEAD 06/2016 –present
Greg is accountable to God for putting lyrics into the mouths of a congregation. He is Holy-Spirit lead while he leads and instructs a team of revolving musicians at a large variety of levels of commitment and skill.
Wylie and the Wild West 10/2015 – 06/2017
Touring: Bass guitarist, mandolin, and harmony vocalist.
capitalFRET co-owner 9/2004 - present
The company was run for a season as a retail store. It housed multiple music instructors from April 2008 to December 2013. At that time, I scaled back to only me doing lessons and setting up guitars. Greg's wife had joined him in this endeavor in October of 2009. They continue to work side-by-side every day as Greg teaches privately and executes guitar repairs at their home facility.
PICCOLOS MUSIC 5/2006 – 3/2008
Rental Contract Writer, Electronics installation, High-quality Control, Instrument Maintenance, Instrument set-up tech, Inventory, Laborer, Luthier, Marketing, NAMM/Trade show representative, Promoting, Receiving/Ordering Sales, Salesman
BOZEMAN BASS BASH 1994 – 2012
Greg participated heavily in creating and facilitating the Bozeman Bass Bash, which has become the model used for bass-centric events worldwide. Greg gave support in all areas from development and advertising to being a Bass Bash clinician who taught classes for participants.
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN 11/1989 - Present
Band Leader, Bassist, Booking, Contract Writer, Electronics installation, Endorsee, High-quality Control, Instrument Maintenance, Instrument set-up tech, Inventory, Laborer, Luthier, Marketing, NAMM/Trade show representative, Promoting, Receiving/Ordering Sales, Salesman, Set-up and tear down crew, Shipping, Stringed instrument hardware assembly technician, Telemarketing, Touring, Vocalist
WORSHIP TEAM MEMBER 2006 - PRESENT
Worship team member at Valley Christian Fellowship, Hannaford Street Bible Church, Helena First Assembly of God Church. Play Bass, guitar (acoustic and electric), drums, vocals, and youth worship team coach. Greg now resides at Fortress of Joy Worship, art director.
BOZEMAN ADULT EDUCATION GUITAR INSTRUCTOR 2004
Greg instructed 180 guitar students per session for two sessions in 2004 in the Bozeman adult education program.
GIBSON GUITAR 4/2001 to 1/2002
Assembly, Buff, Construction, Detail sanding, Electronics installation, Final assembly, Finish sanding, High-quality Control, Instrument Maintenance, Instrument set-up tech, Inventory, Laborer, Neck shaping, (buttons & heel caps), Pickguard mfg., Quality control
NORTON GUITARS 3/2000 to 4/2001
Assembly, Buff, Construction, Contract writer, Delivery, Designer, Detail sanding, Electronics installation, Endorsee, Final assembly, Finish, Finish sanding, Finisher, Fretting, Gluing backs to rib structures, High-quality Control, Instrument Maintenance, Instrument set-up tech, Inventory, Laborer, Luthier, Marketing, NAMM/Trade show representative, Neck shaping, Promoting, Quality control, R & D, Receiving/Ordering, Sales, Salesman, Sanding sealer, Set-up and tear down crew, Shipping, Stain, Stringed instrument hardware assembly technician, Telemarketing.