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Chuck Anderson

Born: June 21, 1947    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson was born in Chicago, Ilinois on June 21st, 1947. At a young age, the family moved first to the Chicago suburb of Broadview then, to Westchester. When Chuck was 12, the Anderson family moved to Pennsylvania. He attended St. Katherine of Sienna grade school in Wayne, PA.

Basketball was a passion and looked like a possible career. Devon Prep was his high school of choice. Noted more for academic excellence than for sports, Chuck nevertheless continued his involvement in basketball. His discovery of guitar was completely accidental. Once, he played his first Em chord, music went forward and basketball went backward. Guitar lessons began in 1961. By 1963, Chuck was teaching guitar and playing local dances. Giving up basketball left his senior year completely focused on music....
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“Guitarist/composer Chuck Anderson has the ability to turn notes into poetry.”

—Gerald Veasley Jazz Recording Artist

“Chuck Anderson is certainly one of America's finest and most influential guitarists...”

—Dick Boak Martin Guitar Company

“The worst thing you can do is to imagine the uniqueness of Chuck Anderson's music. The best thing is to go see him...”

—Tom Jensen Today's Post

“Chuck Anderson is a force to be reckoned with. He is an outstanding teacher, a prolific composer and a great guitarist.”

—Bob Miles Host of “Miles of Music” television show

“Chuck Anderson shows an amazing range of virtuosity and creativity. Hats off to a true guitar master.”

—Allan Tucker Foothill Digital

“Chuck Anderson is so much more than a guitar virtuoso. He is an artist who instantly establishes a personal connection with his audience, a connection that is rekindled every time Chuck performs.”

—Bruce Schulman MPI Research

“Chuck is a premier musician and teacher who enjoys an international reputation for excellence in teaching. He is the author of several publications and is a well known performer with a great deal of experience in virtually all forms of music.”

—Dr. William V. Frabizio Chairman, Department of Music Arcadia College

“Chuck is the teacher and keeper of the knowledge and master of the techniques. Keep passing it on! ”

—Michael Sembello Songwriter/ Producer

“Besides being an outstanding musician, Chuck Anderson has developed a worldwide reputation as an innovative music educator. Noted as an author and researcher, he has developed methods and teaching materials which have helped musicians to develop their creative potential.”

—John Marshall Martin Guitar Company

“Chuck has an almost singular ability amongst contemporary music educators to balance the relevant academic knowledge with his broad based background as a performer and composer. No one has ever received the student accolades that he received from his lectures here in Liverpool.”

—Arthur Bernstein Head of Music The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts

“Chuck Anderson has been a major influence on private music education for over 35 years. Teachers, players, arrangers and songwriters have all benefited from his unique combination of music knowledge, practical street experience and dedication.”

—Gerson Rosenbloom President of Medley Music Executive of NAAM

Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
Conshocken, PA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Massive experience in private teaching. I develop programs for guitarists that are customized to the individual. Using my own technologies such as Modular Phonetic Rhythm and Fingering Systems, I have been able to help many jazz guitarists achieve their goals.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
A wide variety of topics from Guitar Technique, Making a Living as a Guitarist, Jazz Guitar, Improvisation, Songwriting, Composition and more...

Jazz Performance Gear Gibson L5 guitar Acoustic Image amplifier - 2R, series 3 2 Raezer's Edge Stealth 12 speaker cabinets

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