Bill Boley: All Styles of guitar: Electric, Acoustic, Classical, Fingerpicking, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Songwriting, and Vocal Harmony.
Bill Boley has been teaching guitar for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the Musician’s Institute of Los Angeles, CA. There he had master classes and seminars with jazz greats Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Tommy Tedesco, Robben Ford, Steve Morse, Jeff Berlin, and Steve Lukather (among many others). Bill has performed as a singer/songwriter with his own shows at the Ark in Ann Arbor in the early 90’s. He has also been a pit orchestra musician performing in more than 25 local musical theatre productions, most recently playing bass in “The Rocky Horror Show” for the Oakland Theatre Guild. From 2003 to 2007, Bill was a member of the Brakemen, gigging in every dive in the Detroit area, as well as Memphis Smoke, The Cherry Hill Theatre, and 3 performances on the Mitch Albom show on WJR radio.
Bill has a very well received CD, “Bellezza”, which features 9 of his compositions in the jazz instrumental style, available on all internet music sites including: itunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. He also has a self-published E-book entitled, “A Practical Guide to Contemporary Guitar Playing” available from: ibooks, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
Bill enjoys students of all ages, as current students include as early as a kindergartener, up to an 80 year old retired rocket scientist. Beginners are always welcome, as well as more advanced players who may need coaching. Bill also instructs the NMA’s Monday and Tuesday night’s “Beatles” and “Classic Rock” ensemble classes that have proven quite successful. You can also check out his various guitar videos on YouTube.