Top 10 hits, massive tours, legendary status.
With stints in 38 Special and alongside Gregg Allman, Danny Chauncey's resume speaks for itself. Coming out of the Bay Area in the 1970's, Danny was a member of Mistress, who released a self-titled album in 1977. Danny was then a founding member of Billy Satellite, where he co-wrote "I Wanna Go Back," which later became a 1986 hit for Eddie Money. Danny joined 38 Special in 1987, where the band scored numerous top-ten hits and performed world-wide.
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I am a guitarist of 34 years and I have been involved with music my entire life. I began teaching at Town Center Music in 2003 and have helped thousands of students achieve their goals during that time. I teach both guitar and bass but I specialize in advanced lead guitar and composition. I can help anyone, at any age, from a first day beginner to a seasoned veteran looking for some new inspiration or ideas.
Aside from being an instructor at TCM, I am most commonly known in the music biz for my heavy metal band VAINGLORY, which I am the guitarist, songwriter and producer. I am also the lead guitarist for the rap/hip-hop phenom RITTZ. The combination of these two acts and the extremely high level exposure of the RITTZ material has led my guitar playing to be heard worldwide and through all major music outlets like YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc. for a total of over 40 MILLION plays/streams.
Whether you are looking to become the next guitar hero or just want to play for fun and learn some songs, I can help you!
What's something people would find interesting about you?
I graduated from Liberty University in 2011 with my music degree, concentration in guitar.
What inspired you to start playing?
I was inspired to start playing the guitar after seeing my first live performance. That was the first time I had ever seen a band playing on a stage in person. There's something other worldly about that kind of experience versus hearing a track on the radio. After that show, I was determined to be a female electric guitar player, and that was when I asked my parents if I could begin taking lessons.
What's the best thing about teaching?
The best thing about teaching is passing on that same inspiration to my students. More than giving them theory knowledge or technique, seeing them develop a passion for their instrument is one of the coolest things. If you can be proud of the practice you put in as a musician and enjoy the music you play, it is the most rewarding experience.
Greg holds a Bachelor's degree from Berry College and a Master's degree from University of Georgia, both in guitar performance. As a performer, he has played for a variety of settings, including the prestigious Christopher Parkening Masterclass in Bozeman, Montana.
As a teacher, Greg has been a staple at the Town Center Music Rock Camps, founded his own student guitar ensemble, has been a featured clinician at local school guitar programs, and a section leader at Young Harris College and Reinhardt University guitar festivals. Greg's students have gone on to top competition scores as well as professional gigs of their own.
Growing up, my family gatherings consisted of sitting around playing music and singing songs. Thus my love of music was created by family from a young age. By the age of 9, I knew guitar was the only thing I wanted to do. I played random noises and made sounds on my dad's guitar until the age of 12, when my mom bought me my first guitar and enrolled me in lessons at my local music store. From the moment I played my first chord, I was hooked. Throughout grade and high school, I played in bands with friends and family all around North GA. In 2012, I enrolled in the Atlanta Institute of Music with guitar as a main point of focus. After graduating the guitar program, I moved to South GA where I played several gigs/shows around the Savannah, Statesboro and Tybee Island area with various artist and musicians. In 2015, I moved back to North GA and began teaching at Town Center Music. I teach a variety of different styles on guitar and ukulele with a main focus on chords, harmony and improvisation. Aside from teaching at Town Center Music, I enjoy playing studio sessions, weddings, acoustic sets and local jam sessions. I share my passion for music and guitar with other people and musicians and hope to spread it to others all over the world.