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Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Music Production, Music Theory, and Composition
Skill Levels
Intermediate and Advanced
Latin, World Music, Jazz Fusion
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups

Gary Carpenter

Award Winning Guitarist Known for Improvisation Skills
Teaching Philosophy

I think every student develop their own singular voice and approach to their instrument providing they possess all the the tools available to them


Performed with such acclaimed musicians as Blue Note, Afro-Cuban recording artist, Samba Ngo.

As well, he was lead guitarist for Blues and R&B star, Sista Monica and has contributed guitar tracks to Arabic World Electronica Embarka recording artist, MC Rai.

Gary's exemplary playing skills have led him to live performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Sierra Music Festival, Sacramento Jazz and Blues Festival and the Oakland Jazz Festival


Awarded a scholarship to the Hartford Conservatory for his experimental Indian Raga/rock fusion compositions.

He has studied under famed Windham Hill studio guitarist Steve Erquiaga.

Upon his move to the Bay Area, he formed the World Fusion band “Montage” which played to sold out houses at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz and across the Bay Area.


Leader of Afro-cuban world music band Montage, Samurai Gypsies, and Jazz quartet " Mobius"

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