A graduate of Duquesne University School of Music in Pittsburgh, guitarist John Horne now resides in Athens, Ohio performing regularly both as a soloist and with several area ensembles and running a bustling teaching practice. John’s wide-ranging solo repertoire includes swinging arrangements of jazz masterpieces by Ellington, Brubeck, Coltrane, and Monk, as well as the contemporary compositions of Pat Metheny, Michael Hedges, and Chick Corea. He also plays much of the standard classical guitar repertoire and enjoys singing classic rock songs by well-known artists such as The Beatles, Dylan, Paul Simon and modern rock classics by Sting, and U2. In performance, he loves to mix and match all of these styles, treating the audience to a truly eclectic evening of music.
As a teacher of music, John is proud to have the opportunity to share his experience with a wide range of students, some of whom have gone on to pursue their dreams at Berklee College of Music and The New School. In addition, John has taught lessons and workshops for students at the National Guitar Workshop and Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp. Working alongside area arts organizations John also gives guitar “informances”at area elementary and middle schools. He also has recently completed work on Raw Materials: The guitarist’s guide to mastering and applying scales, modes, and arpeggios, a self-published method book for guitarists.