…from students, musicians and clients our musical entertainment group have performed for…

“I studied with Gary for around 4 years. In this time, Gary took me from being a total beginner on bass guitar to getting a place at University to study music. Gary was always supportive of what I wanted to study, whilst exposing me to lots of different styles of music and was great at giving me a push in the correct musical directions. To this day, I have not met a more supportive instrumental teacher. I’m not sure that I’d be the musician that I am today without the solid roots and foundations that Gary grounded in me.” – Andy, bass player on Royal Caribbean’s ‘Oasis of the Seas’ and ‘Vision of the Seas’

“You guys were such a hit. We will chat soon! Tell the fellas they were aces!” – Margo Pardely, Entertainment Co-ordinator for the Winspear Centre

“…when I heard you play with the confidence and unfailing surety, and musicality, I thought it covered a lot of territory…. I could subdivide here and talk about note choices, dynamics between notes and phrasing, chord knowledge, and humility ……. all speaks well of your experience, commitment and talent!!” – Charles Austin, notable Canadian pianist and educator

“I took a beginner guitar class from Gary. He was super accommodating, super patient, and found some awesome and popular songs for us to learn to play. He was also kind enough to come with me to help me buy my first guitar. Gary is an excellent teacher and his class was a lot of fun!” – Amy, guitar student

“In December, 2011 I emailed Gary to inquire about guitar lessons for my son who has autism. My son had been playing guitar for a while so I had no concern about his ability to learn and play but I knew he needed a special kind of teacher.My son needed a teacher who was kind, patient, respectful and knowledgeable in his craft. We found all of these qualities in Gary. Gary had a natural ability to connect with my son personally and intellectually. He easily identified my son’s musical interests and learning style. This meant that the lessons were fun all while learning something new with each song. We were truly blessed to have Gary as part of our lives during our time in St. Albert.” – Michele, parent

“While most musicians seem to think that drinking, and drugs are synonymous with being a musician, Gary is a refreshing breath of fresh air!  I have had the pleasure of working with him on several occasions and he is always professional, friendly, fun (and especially!) flexible & patient with my “prima donna” key change requirements.” – Tammie, singer

“I have known Gary for some time, first through teaching my son double bass, and later through some music performance we did together. Gary is an excellent music instructor. He is able to keep the lessons light and fun while imparting a lot of information. I was pleased with the progress he made with my son. Performing with Gary is a real pleasure. Gary is an excellent musician and has mastered a number of instruments. His innate talent is backed by a strong formal education. Gary is personable, professional, patient, reliable, community minded and fun to work with. I would highly recommend him for any teaching or performing role.” Dave, performer

“Gary worked in my music department as a bass guitar instructor. He was an excellent tutor who gave willingly of his time and expertise. The students responded well to Gary and made great progress under his guidance. He also took part in school trips to music festivals and competitions.” – Barbara, high school music department head

” The band were a huge success!! We would love to have you back. Give me a call when you have some time. Thanks again” Carol, enrichment coordinator at Churchill Manor Holiday Retirement

“Thank you to the band for delighting us with your southern musical flare. Blessings on you all and thank you for gifting us with your talent…” 2015 Taylor Seminary Graduates, on our group playing for the Taylor Graduation Banquet

“Professional instruction, musicianship, and conduct.” – Pat, performer

“I’ve known Gary for nearly 20 years now & have never since seen such a talented musician, along with being an all round great guy, down to earth & easy to talk to! I’ve witnessed his skills first hand during past band practices & more recently I called upon his expertise to teach me how to play guitar for myself. His teaching techniques are well structured & very easy to follow. He kept me interested in teaching me how to play things I enjoyed, whilst teaching me the accompanying theory of music. There’s no other guitar teacher I’d recommend as highly!” – Jen, guitar student