Saturday August 21st 12PM-3PM “Rock Central” ($5 Cover Charge at the door)

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Rock Central Bio:

Billy is a lifetime musician who grew up in Arizona and has roots and here in Wisconsin. Starting off like many young players, he wanted to play the guitar, but ran into the same issue that many young players do- that the guitar was too small. So, at the recommendation of the guitar teacher and the music school, Billy started on piano instead. The piano lessons took off and he followed through with lessons and playing recitals! This laid the foundation for him to understand the basic fundamentals of music. It wasn’t until 8th grade that Billy decided to pick up the guitar again!
He went back to the original guitar teacher that had recommended piano and things just took off! This instructor, Scott Anderson, a true master, taught Jim Adkins from Jimmy Eat World, Chris Thorn from Blind Melon, and countless others signed to major labels! Scott’s guitar method is unparalleled and sent Billy down the path that has led him here.
High school passed, and after years of private lessons, Billy decided to pursue music full time, and enrolled in the guitar performance 4-year program at Northern Arizona University. It was there that he truly grasped the fundamentals of music theory, note reading, as well as continuing his piano education by taking an additional two years of piano courses. This classical training was quintessential to his development into the player and teacher he is today!
After college, Billy moved to Colorado, where he immediately joined an established band as a hired gun. Mission accomplished: he was officially a touring rocker! He has shared the stage with acts such as Rusted Root, Spafford, Devon Allman, March Fourth Marching Band, the Heavy Pets, and many more; as well as touring throughout all of the states in the SW.
Billy’s journey and career path has led him here to Wisconsin, and to us at Rock Central, and he is very excited to pass along the priceless music knowledge he has acquired throughout the years.

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