Originally from Allentown, Pa, Greg Snyder began studying classical guitar under the instruction of Ted Williams at age 11. While taking classical guitar lessons, Greg was learning his favorite radio tunes by ear, and, not too long after, he got his hands on his first Fender Stratocaster. This led him to his traditional blues and jazz training from Gus Schnabel before he made his move to Philadelphia to study Jazz Performance at Temple University. Studying under Tom Giacabetti and Terell Stafford, Greg quickly became a premier guitarist, in the Philadelphia area. He had the privilage of performing in master classes with Clark Terry, Antonio Hart, Conrad Herwig, Jimmy Heath, Steve Davis, and many others. He has performed at the Kenedy Center, the Kimmel Center, the Midwest Jazz Clinic, the July 4th Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia, Musikfest, The Steel Stacks, Mayfair, Beleve Fest, the Lincoln Center, the Rainbow Room, the Liacourus Center, the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, The Allentown Symphony Hall, and many other local hotels, restaurants, bars, and music festivals in Philadelphia and the outlying regions. Greg has recently returned from a national tour of the musical The Color Purple.
Greg led his original rock/funk group, Nano 3 for 10+ years. He plays in many local bands and works with many other musicians such as; The Slicked Up Nines, James Day and the Fishfry, Dena Underwood, Ellipsis, The Jason O'Mara Group and My Name is August. Greg has had the privilege of playing with the great Goerge Rabbai and the great Gene Perla and has shared the stage with Duane Eubanks and Pat Martino. After graduating from Temple University with a jazz performance degree, Greg joined the faculty and continues to teach at the Conservatory of Musical Arts in Haddonfield, NJ. Greg currently teaches at LaSalle College Prep High School in Wyndmoor, Pa alongside a brilliant faculty. In the past, he has also taught briefly at Bishop Shanahan Catholic High School in Downingtown, PA, Paul VI Catholic High School in Haddonfield, NJ, and Bucks County Piano in Levittown, PA.