Primary Instrument: Guitar
Chris Nashvillerocker® DiMella was raised in Miami, Florida. He started playing guitar as a young boy in the 3rd grade. Chris took lessons at local music stores, then played in rock bands and did sessions through out Rockway Jr. High and Sothwest High school in Miami, FL.
In the 80’s, Chris began studying jazz with many well-known and respected University of Miami players, including John Defaria, Mitch Farber, Andy Most, Tim Calhoun, and Glenn Minneau. Lessons didn’t come cheap, so Chris was forced to keep his day job and take on other odd jobs to pay for lessons and gear.
After high school Chris was accepted to the prestigious Berklee School of Music. He left Berklee to study with esteemed University of Miami professor Randall Dollahon “The Professor” taught Chris voice leading, reading, ear training, rhythm guitar and lead guitar, as well as the basics of preparing for playing in live and session situations.
While studying with Randall, Chris soon began getting calls for session work that included all styles of music: rock, blues, country, jazz, fusion. During one lucky session, Chris was introduced to a female singer who later became his wife. Looking for a place to settle down and build a family, Chris moved back to the birthplace of his mother and grandmother, Nashville, Tennessee.
Musically, it meant starting over with new styles to add to his repertoire (bluegrass and C&W music). Nashville and its wonderful people have embraced Chris and shown him his true calling. Chris is currently working towards continuing his music studies and pursuing a teaching degree so that he can help train others to achieve their dreams and share with them the joy that music has always brought into his life. Chris has recently joined ASCAP and now Nashvillerocker® is registered under ASCAP writer/Publishing
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Willing to teach:
I'm a pro musician see Bio. I have taught at music stores and from my home studio. Rates are $20 half hour and $40 per hour. for more see bio or main website under more.
I have done demo work for pedal Co. Audio Co and Amplifier Co. I run through all the gear being demo and how to get a good sound out of the gear.