Motivated, inspired, disciplined music lover
+ Bachelor's and master's of music degrees in performance
+ Years of performance experience on the road and in the studio 

=   Gary Melvin


Music and the guitar have been my focus and creative output for over 20 years. 
 

Talented mentors and peers helped shape an appreciation for melody and musicianship. 
 

Adaptability, responsiveness, and professionalism help round out a musician who can add to any situation.


Performing + Recording + National & International Touring:

+ U.S., Canada, Japan, South Korea, Guam, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, 
and international waters on a cruise ship.

+ Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Keiko Matsui, Lucas Grabeel, Paris Escovedo, 
numerous independent singer/songwriters, bands, cover bands, wedding bands,
and solo guitar performances.

+ Extensive recording experience in numerous genres
-- rock, jazz, blues, funk, pop, r&b, singer/songwriter, etc. --
on electric and acoustic guitars.

+ Composition and performance placements on:
CBS’s “The Young and the Restless,” ABC Family’s “Beautiful People,”
National Geographic Wild, Esquire Network, and WE tv.


Education:

Berklee College of Music – Summer Performance Program

University of North Texas – Bachelor of Music / Jazz Studies / Guitar Performance

University of Southern California – Master of Music / Studio Jazz Guitar / Performance


Teaching:

Over 13 years of experience teaching private and group lessons at all levels and styles,
to students ranging from 5 to 50 years of age, including a T.A. position
while attending U.S.C. teaching private lessons, classes, ensembles, and sight-reading labs.