John “Dr. Hot Licks” Taylor - Guitar and Bass Teacher
I have a serious passion for music. Music is my life, and I want to share that with everyone I can.
My musical background is primarily in rock and metal. The bands that had the biggest influence on me are Iron Maiden, Helloween, Slayer, and Morbid Angel. Yngwie Malmsteen is the guitarist who made me want to play as fast as I can. In my later years of playing I have been inspired by Opeth, Type O Negative, Norah Jones, Peppino D' Agostino, Summoning, etc. My current favorite guitarist is Buckethead.
I started teaching my first student back in 2001.
Throughout my musical career I have played live, recorded commercial music, recorded with bands I've been in and still am a part of, recorded my own solo work, and of course, taught several students.
On 5/27/11 I received verbal confirmation over the phone from Guinness World Records that they accepted my 600 BPM attempt as a new world record. (click here to see the video) In Hong Kong for the 2012 Rock the World New Years celebration at Olympian City Mall I had the honor and privilege of
breaking my record in from of Guinness adjudicator, Craig Glenday.
CLICK HERE to see some proof.
I have also been privileged to join the very talented guitar players who teach guitar on the online shred school, Shred Academy.
Brent Boutte' - Drum Teacher
Growing up in a household with drums gave me an advantage. My dad played drums which gave me the opportunity to play when ever I visited him. Finally, at age 14, I received my first drum kit from my dad, and ever since then it has been full force!
Shortly after receiving my drums I became a drum tech for local drummer Anthony Lopez who played in the band Cymetre. I learned a great amount about drumming, stage handling, performance, and more.
After many years of practice, I joined the band Suns of Sorath in 2009, recorded an E.P. entitled Sisyphus, then left the band in late 2011. In 2010 I teamed up with John Taylor to write music with Locrian Mist.
After teaming up with John Taylor, the founder of the Dr. Hot Licks School of Guitar, I began giving drum lessons, helping to expand the business. This was perfect for me having since given lessons before and wanted to expand. I give both new and experienced drummers a laid back environment tailored to fit their needs, specializing in Rock and Metal music.
In 2011 I had the honor of being a judge for the Guitar Center Drum Off preliminaries in Westminster, Colorado.
Currently I am writing music with Locrian Mist, giving drum lessons, and looking to expand my career in drumming.
Here is a video that offers a quick demonstration of what I can teach you:
Here is a list of what you'll find in the above video:
1:34 Expanding on the Paradiddle
2:12 7/4 Marching Blast
2:30 Bomb Blast
2:38 Gravity Blast
2:47 Double Bass
3:52 Alternating Hand Blast
4:08 6 over 4 Poly-rhythm
4:22 Drum Wankery
Favorite Drummers:George Kollias
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