About Greg C.
Hey there! I am VERY excited to help you get to your best potential through lots of flight hours as quickly as you like! I hope you'll pick me to help you avoid common set backs in your progress. I look forward to helping you be your best on your instrument!
Greg is a cutting edge multi instrumental musician, accomplished on electric bass, upright pizzicato bass, electric and acoustic guitar, drums, and vocals. He performs in a large variety of ensembles, combos, bands, and performs as a solo bassist. He has helped thousands of private students step into a life of music since his first student in 1989. Greg’s talent and ability have been recognized frequently. In 1994 he was one of ten finalists worldwide in Bass Player Magazine’s Billy Sheehan scholarship contest, that same year he became a key volunteer staff member at the annual Bozeman Bass Bash.
Greg has shared the bill, performed along side and / or recorded with: Bob Babbitt, Victor Bailey, Jean Baudin, Jeff Berlin, Blondie, Suzy Bogguss, Brian Bromberg, Oteil Burbridge, Yves Carbone, Christopher “C3” Cardone, Anthony Cox, Billy Dickens, Lester Estelle jr, Emerson Drive, Sean Feucht, Foghat, Marc Grabowski, Wylie Gustafson, Carol Kaye, Geno Kreis, Rob Kohler, Michael Manring, Stewart Mckinsey, Darren Michaels, Brady Muckelroy, Vince Neil, Adam Nitti, Dave Pomeroy, Psychedelic Furs, Benny Reitveldt, Kelly Roberty, Tim Rosenau, Rich Ross, Trinity Seely, Billy Sheehan, Russell Smith (of the Amazing Rhythm Aces), Norm Stockton, Randy Tico, Eddie Tsuru, Twisted Sister, Michael Tyrrell, Gerald Veasley, Trip Wamsley, Doug Wimbish And Neil Zaza.
Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching since 1989
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Great instructor. Great lesson. Paid attention to detail.
I have had so much fun with Greg Campbell I have learned so much from him and I can’t wait to learn more
GBC is a phenomenal teacher - knowledgeable, patient and understanding and tremendously talented. I highly recommend him for bass and extended range bass guitar!
Anyone who gets an opportunity to learn how to play music from this guy should jump all over it. This dude is a well-rounded musician full of so much knowledge towards any aspect of a stringed instrument. I still to this day remember so much from his lessons and feel very thankful to have learned so much from such a wonderful teacher. Greg has enough patience to work with beginners and enough experience and skill to make an expert out of ya!Show More
Greg knows how to connect with his students to teach in the best way. Very well spoken and explains everything in great detail. I started off with Greg and I was playing full songs in a matter of months.
The social benefits to my child with special needs have been exponential by way of taking guitar lessons with Greg Campbell! She has really come out of her shell due to the confidence she has gained since she began working with Greg!
Greg is a great person, an amazing musician and patient instructor. Not to mention the funkiest bass player in Montana. Five Stars.
What I like about lessons with Greg:
1. He has a great personality and is very enthusiastic and understanding, which makes any struggles during lessons less painful.
2. He tailors your lessons to what *you* are interested in. (While teaching the fundamentals you will need to make your goals happen)
3. He is always thinking of new ways to revolutionize lessons and peoples' perspectives on music.
I really enjoyed my lessons with Greg and you will, too!
Whether you are someone that is looking for a music instructor for your child or yourself, Greg Campbell is a great choice! I've known Greg for 22 years and I can say that he is a great guy that only wants the best for the people around him. Not only is he a wonderful musician himself but a great role model for an aspiring musician. He is motivated and dedicates his professional life to promoting musicianship in a positive and fun environment.Show More
My granddaughter took lessons from Greg. I was impressed by his ability to teach on an individual level. He was encouraging and patient.
Greg is the teacher of teachers! What I mean by that is because of Greg, I now also teach guitar. And I know of several of my friends who are now guitar teachers by trade as well. All of us do it and do it well BECAUSE Greg Campbell not only taught us how to play guitar, but he taught us how to teach guitar! Greg’s teaching style has such depth that I was able to reach my goals as a musician. And now I also make a living because of what Greg imparted to me. I do not know one guitar teacher in Montana who hasn’t been impacted by Greg’s direct instruction and or influence. So, as I said Greg is the teacher of teachers!Show More
Going back over a decade, I bought my first real guitar from Greg, an 80s Avila Rhoads. Over the years that followed, Greg taught me quite a bit in the ways of repair/maintainence as well as theory/sound scultping. The man is truly an inspiration. From the day his old shop opened, to now, Greg has always been a great teacher.Show More
Greg helped me onto the path of speaking the language of music and why it matters. Music theory is not daunting if someone can show you how to apply it correctly. Greg has decades of experience and application. Let him help you!
Known Greg for many years and have attended multiple clinics of his .
He is a fine teacher that is able to make things click in your head as he's teaching.
Great experience ..
Greg Campbell has been a mentor to me for so many years. He has encouraged me and has helped me grow in my musical abilities and has helped shaped me into the person I am today. I have seen him show many of students learn new instruments. I have personally benefited through his teaching of how to lead teams and how to play guitar. He is patient and communicates so well and I have grown a lot from his teaching.Show More
>great instructor communication, patience, and personality
>emphasis on rythym and pacing
> wide variety of tastes to get started with
> excellent learning environment
Greg is great with my son and has a fantastic curriculum for beginners!
Greg is a knowledgeable and seasoned musician who does his best to teach and inspire other individuals. Money and time well spent!
Greg knows his instruments inside out. He has explored every genre from countless musical perspectives and brings this to his teaching.
He is patient and encouraging. He affords his students more than just how-to's - he asks of them to truly connect with the instrument they want to learn. He is well-worth your investment as he will truly invest in you.
My daughter loves her summer guitar lessons. Hands down the best experience!!
I’ve known Greg since I first entered the guitar world, and from the beginning he has been an amazing person to learn from along the way.
Great teacher who really cares about the student’s success!!
My grandchildren are taking guitar and ukelele lessons from Greg and are really enjoying them! I recommend Greg's lessons.
Greg is a true craftsman and consummate performer. I can’t think of a better Bass Player I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
Greg is a great teacher and a very awesome role model for my Grandson so grateful to have found him
Taking lessons with Greg was awesome! He answers all the questions you have and helps you learn guitar at your own pace.
I’m a drummer, and my experience with Greg is playing worship together.
He’s one of the best bassists I’ve ever played with.
He’s got a fantastic ear and great musical knowledge.
I would definitely recommend taking lessons from him if you’re looking to pick up a new instrument or are wanting to improve on what you already know.
Greg is the funkiest teacher I have ever had the pleasure to be taught and mentored by. Definitely NOT a waste of my family’s time or money.
Since I was in high school, I’ve always wanted to develop my skills as a piano player, drummer, or guitarist. I had a ways to go, and Greg was assigned to help me grow in our youth worship team. Out of the years I spent there, Greg was the best teacher I had! Hands on training, coherent instructions, and constructive feedback from our sessions were what made me into the musician I am today. Greg Campbell is the best!Show More
Since I was in high school, I’ve always wanted to develop my skills as a piano player, drummer, or guitarist. I had a ways to go, and Greg was assigned to help me grow in our youth worship team. Out of the years I spent there, Greg was the best teacher I had! Hands on training, coherent instructions, and constructive feedback from our sessions were what made me into the musician I am today. Greg Campbell is the best!Show More
Greg is a master of music theory and knows about all the practical applications of guitar and bass. He is just a plain good guy too!
I have known Gregory Bruce Campbell for over 25 years now. I have watched his progression from his early days as a glam rock, bass playing punk from Glendive MT, to the extraordinary, virtuoso musician he is today. I have literally traveled the world, seen and played with hundreds of bands, met hundreds of musicians, and can count on 1 hand, how many of those musicians were put on earth to play music. Greg is one of those musicians. Greg is the thumb. The anchor without which the hand would be useless. The other musicians on that hand have an ego to boot. Not the case with Greg. He is the kindest and most humble person I know. I'm proud to call him my friend.Show More
Working with Greg has been nothing, but amazing. He is laid back and works with you at the pace that you need to learn. I’d highly recommend anyone who wants to improve with their bass or guitar skills.
I have known Greg for over 25+ years. He can play any style and at the highest levels. He has never disppapointed us by either in his performance or teaching. He is the best and highly recommend.
When it comes to musical knowledge, Greg has few peers. He is a wealth of experience, fantastic teacher, and valuable mentor. Greg helped me progress as an amateur musician and taught me foundational skills that would help me learn even more on my own over time. He is patient, kind, and a fun person to learn from.Show More
Learned a lot from Greg! Helped me understand my bass better and how to use it. Worked with me where I was at and challenged me to get better. Gave me tools that I still use years later.
Greg has incredible music knowledge. Not only will he instruct you the “how” to play guitar, he will also give you the “why” and “what” of guitar and music. I recommend building any musical house on Greg’s instructional foundation. You won’t just become a guitar player but you will also be a musician.Show More
Greg is a very talented teacher, who is always patient and is able to explain music theory and music components in ways that are easily understood. I really truly enjoy learning from Him. He’s very knowledgeable, and clearly works hard at his lessons.Show More
Greg is an excellent guitar teacher and I would recommend him....and have recommended him to many looking to take guitar lessons.
Greg is an amazing teacher! His understanding of the bass and musical theory really helped me progress in my playing. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to be a better musician.
Greg is an experienced teacher of electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass guitar. He is a master of his craft and great working with students of all ages.
I love the passion behind his teaching. I felt he really took in to consideration the style and music that I wanted to learn/play. He also challenged me by picking songs that had different skill levels that I would not have learned if trying to teach myself how to play. He has an incredible background in music (of all genres) and teaching. I highly recommend him for anyone no matter their skill level.Show More
Greg shares his expertise freely and made the concepts easy to understand. He is an extraordinary musician and comical educator. His presentation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to return for more lessons! Now I can tackle the songwriting process with confidence!Show More
Greg is an excellent musician. I have performed with him many times. I've known Greg for over 12 years. He worked on my guitars, and his work was exemplary!
He is a person of great character.
My daughter started guitar lessons with Greg in January of this year. She has learned so much already! Greg makes the lessons fun by allowing the kids to practice current songs they are interested in. Greg is very passionate about teaching and music which makes it exciting for the kids.Show More
Greg taught both of my kids acoustic and electric guitar. His patience, creativity, and infectious talent kept both of them interested and engaged in learning the instruments while having fun. I highly recommend Greg to anyone considering lessons, he's the best!Show More
Greg works very well with both beginners and experienced players to help them become the musician they strive to be
I haven't had lessons in a long time. But I wanted to get back into them as I feel like I missed alot on my musical journey as a guitar player. Greg knew right away where to start to get me going on the right path. He explains things in a way that's easy to understand and I have alot of fun learning from him.Show More
Greg taught my son Daniel. Daniel came a long way during his lessons with Greg. Good teacher.
Greg is a very knowledgeable musician who teaches important fundamentals in a fun and unique way. I highly recommend his services!
Greg is an excellent choice for students young or old! He is patient, caring, and knowledgeable, with a heart that nurtures aspiring musicians. His expertise with and about guitars (and a variety of other instruments!) is unparalleled in the Helena area. I would highly recommend him as a music instructor for anyone wanting to learn or master the guitar.Show More
I’ve been taking lessons from Greg on and off for about 7 years and I feel blessed to have had that time with him. He teaches from the heart and truly wants his students to succeed. What Greg does that means the most to me is that he actually believes in me and convinced me of my potential. Greg has been a big part in my life and has been a huge support in helping me with my music career. I’d rate him more than 5 stars if I could!Show More
Greg is a fantastic instructor! He takes the time to listen to the student, and is ready to guild the instruction in ways that will be useful to the learner. I have taken lessons with Greg in person as well as online. Greg is capable of teaching anything from learning songs to intense music theory. Give the online sessions a try, you won't be disappointed!Show More
I would recommend Greg, hands down, over any other teacher I've learned music with. He has an amazing way of simplifying it for people just learning, and plenty of knowledge for experianced players. Someday I hope I can take my children to him so that they learn the love of music like I did! Thank you for your kind teachings.Show More
Greg is an awesome teacher! Patient, outgoing, happy, and genuinely interested in the success of his students. Would go back!
A good experience to get me going on how to play guitar and how to read tabs! Greg's always ready to turn it up and rock out
When I started taking lessons with Greg I didn’t know a thing about playing an instrument now a few years later I can play classic rock, Christian, Contemporary, and bluegrass. I also feel much more confident in my ability to play in front of people and with others.Show More
Greg had ne understanding more advanced techniques like sweep picking and tapping, he also introduced me to new musicians work that I would've likely missed, and these artists gave me further inspiration.
Greg is an incredible guitar player, and he made learning fun for me. I took lessons when I was in high school, and he has a fantastic balance of talent and knowledge. He was able to use the music I enjoyed to incorporate theory and rudiments. Thanks for your help Greg!Show More
Greg is great at perceiving the needs of his students and adapting to provide a guitar lesson plan for their individual’s needs.
I took lessons from Greg for guitar some years ago and his methods really helped me understand music with the way he taught chord theory and such. It applied to literally every instrument I learned afterwards.
Greg also has a plenty of patience for his students and is really good at encouraging growth and understanding in his students. Sometimes I would come in with a song I wanted to learn that was way more advanced than I was at the time, but rather than say I couldn't play it or to wait until later, he would take that difficult song and help break it down into what I did know and we'd go from there and as I result I felt I learned quickly, as well as understood how to break down songs into their more basic elements which would become later on for when I wrote my own music or lead in bands.
All in all a great experience and I feel like I owe a lot of my musical ability to the lessons I took with Greg.
Very knowledgeable and patient. Fun to work with and a super nice guy! Stayed with him leaning multiple instruments I highly recommend him.
Knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. Would recommend highly to anyone.
Had greg teaching me guitar in high school, one of the best teachers in Montana!
I was looking for someone to teach me how to play lead guitar. Greg provided needed educational aids to help. He helped me get an insight in what it could be and what I needed to do to get there. Unfortuanately, (or fortunately), my daughter was doing a guitar camp of Greg's and decided she wanted to learn more so I gave her the lessons. She has been taking lessons with Greg for quite a few years now and has accomplished more than I. She is better than I am now. A dad could not ask for more.Show More
I took lessons from Greg, as did my daughter. Both of us had very positive experiences. Greg is a talented player and teacher. The thing that impressed me most was how he connected with my daughter, an early elementary student at the time, and extremely shy. There weren’t many people outside her family she connected with easily, but she likes him so much that she asked him to accompany her on guitar when she sang for her school talent show — which he graciously did on his own time. Thanks, Greg!Show More
Had Greg Campbell has a bass teacher a few years back. A very knowledgeable, fun and cool teacher! Definitely would take lessons from him again in the future!
I loved having Greg as a teacher! He took extra time on things I stuggled with and constantly encouraged me. The best part was that he let me pick the learning content so it was always personal to me.
Greg is an amazing teacher! With years of playing experience he has the knowledge to teach anyone. He is patient and understanding which is great for all types of learners. I give him 5 stars because Greg is hands down always over the top!
Greg was an incredible guitar teacher for me, he consistently worked with me to make lessons that I would want to learn, and helped me find my own path in music. Often times teachers have a set curriculum and idea of how someone should progress through their learning, and I'm sure Greg did too but I was probably not the best student for that. I was so focused on wanting to be a song writer and also maybe not the most practiced student, but he'd work with me and come up with these lesson plans that revolved around learning new chords and progressions and then when we'd get to a point where I had a basic understanding of some of it we'd try writing a song with these new learned chords. It was very helpful and even if I wasn't making leaps and bounds of progress every week Greg helped me feel like I was. I can't thank him enough for the experience. I would recommend him to anybody that asked and if I still lived in Helena I'd definitely still go to Greg for lessons.Show More
I was blown away by Greg’s extensive and thorough knowledge of music theory and technic. He makes it all seem so easy and the way he teaches it makes it easy to understand. I would highly recommend Greg as a guitar and bass teacher any day.
Very patient and kind to my son (age 10). Excellent teacher. My son was excited to learn so much so quickly! Highly recommend him to both kids and adults!
Greg is a very gifted musician and easily translates his talents to teaching his students. I appreciated his willingness to cater to my needs as an adult student with very little musical instruction/training. I highly recommend Greg for developing your new musical talents.Show More
Greg really helped me get started with my love of the electric guitar. He introduced me to a lot of tools and ideas to help me continue on in my crazy busy life. Definitely recommend him for a student at any level.
Greg is a fantastic music teacher. He taught my teenage Son guitar lessons. They picked music Drew was interested in across a variety of types. Great experience!
Greg was and is one of the most talented guitar and bass players I’ve met. He’s able to explain and show easy ways to grasp the techniques to make a better player. I enjoyed the time during the lessons.
Hands down a great teacher. Very experienced, and knowledgable about anything you might want to learn. Great with all ages. He always finds a way to make lessons fun so you want to come to the next one every time.
Greg sold me my first acoustic guitar at 13 years old. It was a fender acoustic and I bought it with no knowledge and he pushed me towards an acoustic guitar he felt was quality and a great starter guitar. I taught myself for a couple of years and than my parents let me get guitar lessons When I was 16. I was really into heavy metal music, yet Greg made sure I knew the basics. His lessons were very individualized and made sure that when I was learning the basics that I knew what I was working towards. I remember one lesson he gave me a riff to work with, after I had it down he revealed to me that it was Miley's party in the USA. He showed me a song I wasn't interested in learning and taught me how I can make it into a genre that appealed to me. I told Greg that I was really interested In guitar upkeep and he taught me how he cleans guitars and does adjustments in his shop. Greg Campbell takes the time with his students and makes sure he his teaching them in what they are interested in, yet at the same time makes sure the basics are hammered home and are appreciated.Show More
My kids (11 & 9) love taking guitar from Greg. He encourages them to bring in music they like and customizes the lessons to each child. He maintains high expectations in a very encouraging way. I highly recommend Greg!
Greg is a very encouraging teacher. He is also the only teacher that I would like to have. Greg's teaching style is exactly what I needed. Please talk to him to see if he is right for you.
Greg was a fantastic teacher! He is very knowledgable and has a wonderful teaching style. His teaching style made learning the guitar easy to comprehend and fun. I truly recommend Greg for a beginner or someone who has played a lot. Greg truly is great!
Greg has been so good with my 6 year old. Very patient, never pushing too hard and always changing things up to keep my son’s interest along with working on songs that my son is interested in. The techniques he has been learning are amazing.
Greg has helped my 9 year old daughter take her curiosity for guitar to a place where she can play along with some of her favorite songs. He is patient and encouraging, and he has provided her with the tools to keep moving forward and exploring music through her guitar. Thank you Greg!Show More
Greg is very gifted and knowledgeable in many instruments. He has been given an amazing gift from God and uses it for His glory. He can listen to some music and know exactly how to help you play it.
Instructor was very patient and informative. I learned about rythm, timing and all kinds of good stuff. Excellent instructor.
Greg is very dynamic and a really fun teacher. He understands how to read our son’s musical ability and gear the lesson to him. He instructs and plays music with our son during lessons in a manner that seems very effective, and our son comes home after his lesson wanting to play more and wanting to practice to be able to play cool stuff with Greg in the next lesson. Our son definitely feels challenged every lesson. We feel very fortunate to have found Greg and look forward years of lessons to come, as playing music with Greg is one of our sons favorite things.Show More
Greg has been an incredible teacher and mentor to me over the years. He’s pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and be successful in every musical area I chose to pursue. Greg made valuable acoustic guitar and vocal lessons enjoyable and rewarding. I’ve seen him build up teams of inexperienced people to become well rounded and proficient musicians. Top instructor recommendation for pursing a musical passion.
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Greg is a top-notch instructor. He is experienced in and can instruct in several instruments. He has great performance experience and he is knowledgeable in theory to competently teach to an advanced level. He is also kind, personable, and works great with children, adults, and even family groups! Our family thoroughly enjoyed taking guitar and ukulele lessons from Greg. We would still be doing so if we hadn't moved. Thanks Greg!Show More
I took guitar classes from Greg for about 8 years, bass lessons for about a year, and drum lessons for about a year, and eventually worked with him as an instructor as well; I'll let you know that you will be very hard-pressed to find a better teacher than Greg - he takes the time to really delve deep into all your lessons and give you the best experience, as well as wonderful material to work with, in order to help you fully reach your potential as a musician. On top of that, he really gets to know you and caters to your style of learning, and helps you recognize your strengths and weaknesses, overall making your learning experience the most fruitful it can be. Besides, he makes the learning fun! I highly recommend and respect Greg as a musician and an instructor.Show More
Greg has a wonderful giving way about him...Combine this with amazing musical knowledge and innovative teaching techniques...I couldn't imagine taking lessons from anyone else...
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Greg is awesome! He teaches you the basics and will teach you the songs you WANT to learn! It was an awesome experience to learn for him!
Greg met my expectations on what I wanted to learn. Based on what I already knew he taught me how to play lead guitar from the ground up. He taught me step by step on how to play the instrument successfully.
Greg has been working with two of our kids as they learn guitar. They went from not knowing how to play, to playing in front of groups leading worship in our church groups in a few months. I appreciate Greg's work and direction for them. He has been awesome to work with.Show More
I took guitar lessons from Greg for a year. I had a GREAT experience and HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play.
My sons think Greg is the best guitar teacher ever!
Greg is very patient. He has a way with kids that makes learning fun and easy
I studied guitar lessons under Mr. Greg for a period of time before I had shoulder surgery. The lessons were very beneficial for me and he is a great instructor. He went out of his way to help me learn guitar with my dyslexia. He is very patient, understanding, and a great instructor. I would recommendhis gifted guitar lessons to anyone and I plan on returning for more lessons.
My son LOVED every second of his learning with Mr. Campbell! He couldn't wait to get there, and he couldn't wait to practice every day for hours until his next lesson. He learned so much and has come so far! I'm so appreciative of the jamming they did together and the way Mr. Campbell treated my son and our family with friendly respect. He is wonderful with kids and marvelous with music.Show More
Greg is the kind of teacher that has the skill & ability to set you up with a strong musical foundation to carry the weight of becoming whatever you desire in music.
He does this with a good balance of understanding that not all players want to be the same 80's rock god he trained to be. He knows how to talk/instruct to someone from any age or musical background without being condescending or pretending that he knows better than you as to what sound you want to be able to make.
He's very diverse! This is perhaps, personally, my favorite thing about Greg.
Music is about so much more than technique & theory, it's about style & artistry. This is an understanding & guidance that YouTube could never give me like Greg did.
Though he was the guy who helped me pick out my 1st guitar, he also helped me fill in the other areas in my musicality by instructing me in some bass & drums. This has been invaluable as a worship leader to communicate to all parts of the band. (Seriously, if you pay for lessons, pay a REAL musician like Greg, who can see the gaps you can't)
The only reason he's getting a 4 out of 5 is for the setting in which I was taught.
It began in a hard to find downstairs area of a multiplex building. Then the backroom of a music store where he was constantly needed to step out & assist with other things because the store was a start up business.
It was like 10yrs ago, & the locations & setting have likely changed.
Call me harsh for docking his rating, but I was paying my own way & felt really upset by parts of my lesson time being taking up for other things, or waiting outside a locked building when things should have started on time.
Greg is an amazing guitar teacher and I highly recommend his services!!
There is no finer teacher anywhere than Greg!
Having never played any instrument before , Greg took away any worries or anxiety I might have had. His patience and vast expertise with stringed instruments is truly amazing. Students learn at their own pace not the instructors. Greg has students making actual music very early in the process. Being able to actually play something right away is highly motivating and more importantly Fun !
Greg’s personality and his amazing talent makes it very easy to engage in the process . Having taken Bass Guitar lessons for several years with Greg , I can’t imagine what it might have been like with another teacher. Greg is an amazing instructor !
You won’t be disappointed!
A top notch player who can also instruct as well, which is a rarity. Greg’s method of teaching builds on itself week after week. I found myself having “aha” moments after sessions when I began to understand the fretboard better after only a few lessons.Show More
Greg is insanely talented and is eager to share his knowledge. I have learned so much and look forward to guitar every week!
My daughter has been taking lessons with Greg for several months now and is really enjoying learning in a creative and no pressure environment. She suffers from anxiety and he has tailored his approach to showcase her talents and give constructive feedback to help her improve. Greg is really good at getting a feel for what his students need so that he can give them individualized instruction that moves at a pace that they are comfortable with. I always stay to watch her lessons and I can honestly say that I’ve learned a great deal just from observation and it’s been fun for me to see her learning new things and having the confidence to play for others.Show More
Greg is super nice, patient, and knowledgeable. He knows a lot about music, and is a very patient teacher. Even though I have only been taking lessons from him for a couple months, I have learned a lot! Some songs I’ve been wanting to learn for a long time I’ve now studied and played, and it’s super fun!Show More
Greg has been awesome. Connects well with my 15 yr. old and keeps the material fun and fresh. He has really helped inspire harder work in my child's practice. It has been a very positive situation!
My 13 year old has taken guitar lessons for years and Greg is hands down the BEST teacher we’ve had. He is professional, fun and an amazing teacher. He keeps my son engaged, even after a long school day.
Greg is a great teacher and he teaches everyone at their own level even if its during a summer camp. I took private lessons and also did summer camp and when I was struggling he always found a way to help me understand. Awesome teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking!Show More
I took a number of guitar lessons from Greg. I knew very little about playing, just some very basic stuff. He was very encouraging, yet pushed me to try some new things. I enjoyed his style of teaching very much and would recommend him highly. Great sense of humor to boot. At least some of the reason I’m still playing today is from that earlier teaching. Thanks for the help GregShow More
I took lessons with Greg for a few months online and in person. Greg's a very skilled guitarist, and an amazing teacher who's understanding and patient. Highly recommend.
Greg was great to work with! My daughter was a bit nervous at first, but Greg made her feel comfortable and confident in no time. He helped her choose music to help her learn the skills, but made sure it was music she was interested in and wanted to learn and practice. We had to stop lessons due to time constraints, however; we are hoping to start up again this fall.Show More
Does a great job with my 6 & 7 year old. Helping them to love music
Greg provides a personalized lesson plan. He helped me transition from an acoustic guitar player to a bass guitar player. He knows so many techniques and has great advice. I recommend him for lessons.
Greg is an excellent teacher for any level or age of student. He has fantastic and proven methods of teaching. My lessons are something I look forward to every week. Comfortable atmosphere. He has exceptional talent. Has the gifting and ability to make learning fun and exciting. He is dedicated and passionate about teaching can also repair and set up your instrument. Highly recommend him.Show More
Listens, and hears where I am. Provides new material and practice for upcoming lessons.
Greg is an awesome teacher! First of all he is an AMAZING bass player, he really knows his stuff! Secondly, he is terrific at understanding the needs of his students and helping them with their individual goals.
Encouraging, knowledgeable, and experienced bass and guitar teacher who teaches what you need along with what you want.
my daughter loves taking lessons from Greg!
Smart, Funny, Very talented, glad he is willing to teach someone like me
Greg has been able to help me with all my questions about effects, amps and the terminology associated with their settings and what they actually do for any of my electric guitar setups !
Greg is an incredible player with a humble attitude towards teaching. He also has helped me with all of my technical questions !
My son is having a great experience learning guitar. He looks forward to each lesson.
Gewg is an awesome teacher and has no problem with any questions you have
Greg is a great guy and a wonderful bassist! He will certainly help you get your playing to the next level. I highly recommend him!
Greg was very knowledgea and nice.
Greg is a best-in-class and excellent musician, and more importantly, he is able to translate those skills to his students in an easy-to-understand manner. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for lessons, beginner or more, young or old.
As a music instructor, Greg is among the best in the business. He combines decades of musical knowledge with years of real world playing experience. He is a dedicated instructor with a real passion for teaching, and I highly recommend his music teaching services.Show More
I teach beginning guitar and whenever I have a student who asks to learn something that I don't know how to play, I go and take a few lessons from Greg. He is very good at helping students take their playing to the next level of proficiency.
Daughter loves it!
One of the most gifted bass guitar players I know. Also teaches electric guitar, acoustic guitar. Good teacher, knows how to help others become beter.
Greg has been teaching me acoustic guitar for almost a year now. His passion for what he does comes out in his teaching and his students are the better for it. He really helped me grow as a new guitar player and I have him to thank for that. In addition to being very knowledgeable about music, he was extremely flexible in developing a curriculum that fit what I was looking for. Very highly recommended!Show More
Greg has the ability to understand and know where any musician is at in their quest for knowledge about how to play their instruments with more confidence. He listens and is very intent on the students needs and not trying to overwhelm them with too much. Greg has helped me with a better understanding of how to play my bass better along with encouraging me to step out a little more to learn the whys and how comes we all wonder about music at times. He also enjoys learning from our own joirneys in music. I would recommend Greg to anyone, every time it is worth it. I have found new levels of playing the bass that i did not know that existed in me. He is just a great all around Christian man who loves to serve the Lord with those who God has put in his path.Show More
Greg was awesome with my daughter. She struggles with confidence and has some learning difficulties. He was patient, kind and fun! I would highly recommend him!!
My lessons were always very refreshing, challenging, and inspiring. I always looked forward to the lessons and left feeling supported and excited to continue to improve my playing.
My daughter's skills and confidence playing the guitar really flourished after we transferred to Greg.
Greg's expertise is tops! From intonation, to chops, to expression, to rhythm. It's all there.
Greg has taught myself, my son and my daughter all guitar and has done a fantastic job! He is always encouraging and full of knowledge.
Gregory is an excellent teacher! Even when I was ready to give it up, because my playing sounded terrible, Greg encouraged me to keep going and told me it sounded fine. The more I played, the better it did sound. Now I can actually play! He also has lots of tips and tricks to help you along. Best instructor ever!Show More
Having worked with Greg over the course of several years now, I have the deepest respect for his teaching ability. As a performer with over 25 years of experience, I find it a rare and special talent for someone as gifted as Greg is (as an artist) to be as humble and willing to listen as he most certainly is. He promotes a learning atmosphere of safety while also ensuring excellence is produced by students. His grasp on musical theory is second to none, and his skill as a seasoned guitarist ensures that what is being taught by him is both credible and of the highest standards.
I am privileged to know Greg personally as well as professionally, and I can vouch (once again) for his humility, skill, professionalism, credibility as a working artist, integrity, and work ethic. His heart is to watch the lights go on in his students and his passion in doing so serve to distinguish him as one of th
Great attitude every time you came in to practice. You can tell he has a passion for what he does and that he wants you to learn and understand guitar. It was an incredible experience getting to work with him. I still have every song and music theory paper he gave me, and I still study them. All in all he is a great teacher.Show More
Greg helped me start playing bass and to progress to the level where I'm playing on my church's worship team 2x per month with comfort and fun! He's very knowledgeable and easy to learn from.
Gregory is a fantastic teacher! He is very knowledgeable and conveys this knowledge in a way that is easy to understand. He is attentive to the needs of his students and supportive of individual goals!
Greg is an excellent teacher. Thoroughly knowledgeable and extremely encouraging. He is able to teach you needed theory through the songs and styles you want to learn rather than forcing you through a one-size-fits-all system. You'll be glad you took lessons from him.Show More
Awesome! Talented musician and great teacher!
Gregory's skill and knowledge of guitar is absolutely outstanding! The best part is that his lessons are delivered in a way that are easy to understand and follow. He's opened my eyes to music theory by teaching me in a way that I can understand. Just fantastic!Show More
OVERVIEW 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 and 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 continues to grow his heart and skill for worship leading. Running his own business and his developing marriage coaching skills will prove useful in the leadership and guidance of those he assists to improve their skills. STRENGTHS TEACHING 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 in a way that others will follow you. Finding the way to teach a person the way they need to be taught 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 given Greg the opportunity 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 important and must all come together to facilitate a congregation to worship is a strength Greg brings with him. KNOWLEDGE 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 and 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 overall sound of the team. Having knowledge of CCLI and how the music industry works, Greg will use “pop sensibilities” to be able to best utilize and choose music that is pertinent and worshipful. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ROSSITER KIDS COLLEGE 2013 & 2014 Introducing 20 kids at a time to guitar basics. We often run into many of these children at outreach programs at church and get 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 We spent a season as the leadership for the youth worship team at Helena first assembly. We were very blessed to be used by God to build those young musicians into some heavyweight worshipers! We finalized our time with the young adults by facilitating a practicum to adjudicate the kids as they progressed; we still maintain relationship with most of these students who are now young adults. HELENA FIRST ASSEMBLY SMALL GROUP LEADERS 09/2011 – present After reading an article online that stressed the importance of marriage enrichment and the lack of this being available in most churches, we approached our pastor about it and he said suggested we start leading a group at our church. We have been leading marriage enrichment small groups ever since and it has blossomed into a calling for us, leading us into the creation of website. HELENA FIRST ASSEMBLY WORSHIP TEAM 6/2011 - present Lisa and I began attending Helena first assembly in October of 2010. Pastor Rick let me know that I couldn't perform on worship team until Lisa and I were Married, So shortly after our wedding date June 4th of 2011, I began playing on the worship teams at Helena First assembly, including special music projects and Sunday worship. EXPERIENCE FORTRESS OF JOY – WORSHIP ARTS DEPT HEAD 06/2016 –present Wylie and the Wild West 10/2015 – 06/2017 Touring: Bass guitarist, mandolin and harmony vocalist. capital FRET Owner 9/2004 - present Company was run as a retail store and housed multiple music instructors from April 2008 to December 2013 at which time I scaled back to only me doing lessons and setting up guitars. My wife had joined me in this endeavor back in October of 2009 and we continue to work side by side each and every day as I still teach privately and do repairs in our 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 Helped to create and facilitate the Bozeman Bass Bash, which has become the model used for bass centric events world wide. Helped 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 (where I was the Musical Director from 2003-2006), Hannaford Street Bible Church and Helena First Assembly of God Church. Play Bass, guitar (acoustic and electric), drums, as well as vocals and youth worship team coach. And now currently Fortress of Joy Worship arts director. BOZEMAN ADULT EDUCATION GUITAR INSTRUCTOR 2004 Instructed 180 guitar students per session for 2 sessions in 2004 in the Bozeman adult education program. This helped launch my guitar lesson business in Bozeman. 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), Pick guard 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.
Helena Christian School
Preschool through 6th-grade music education. And weekly worship service and assembly for kids preschool through 6th grade.
Fluent / Native Proficiency