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 25 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,”
MTV, VH1, Bravo, CMTV, Fuse TV, Viceland,
National Geographic Wild, Esquire Network, WE tv, and many more.
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
Over 15 years of experience teaching private and group lessons in numerous styles,
at all levels, to students ranging from 5 to 50 years of age,
including a T.A. position while attending the University of Southern California,
teaching private lessons, classes, ensembles, and sight-reading labs.