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Teacher Profiles

Bio: Terry has over 40 years’ experience playing many styles of music, with a focus on Rock, Blues and Classical.  Terry’s virtuosic approach to guitar to the guitar is based on classical piano technique: according to Terry, “It’s all in the fingers.”


All students, from beginners to pros can benefit from Terry’s guitar method.  While Terry emphasizes technique, notation and tablature, music theory, improvisation, and practice methods are also included in his course; not only does Terry teach the specific styles of rock guitar heroes such as Hendrix, Page, Clapton, Iommi and Richie Blackmore, but helps his students develop the ability to work out songs on their own.


Finally, as a certified Gibson and Fender Specialist, Terry is qualified to instruct in guitar setup and maintenance, as well as the selection of pedals and other tone modifiers to develop a student’s unique tone.


Terry has performed with an impressive list of rock icons including Robin Trower, Ian Gillian (Deep Purple), Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Y&T and others.  He currently plays bass in Black Sunday Dream, and guitar in Cream of Rock.

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Terry Allen

Instruments: Guitar/Bass

Specialties: Rock, Blues, Classical

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