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Vic Grady – Private Guitar, Bass, and Voice Instruction

Vic Grady has both performed and taught music professionally for over 40 years.  Starting with his first band at age 13, he has played guitar, bass, and sang at hundreds of school, civic, and private functions throughout Southern California.  In High School, he was heavily involved in his school’s music programs, conducting and arranging for choir and band.  In the 1970s, he performed with recording artist Carl Dante, eventually touring Europe and recording several albums.

Vic attended the Southern California Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition from noted television music arranger, Hal Johnson. Continuing to refine his guitar, bass, and vocal skills, he studied privately with several accomplished instructors, including local guitar legend, Gary Hoey, as well as Hollywood vocal coach, Jeffrey Allen.  Vic completed his studies in music theory at College of the Canyons where he has also been a guest instructor.

More recently, Vic has performed with local guitar legend, Stevie Davis, the Motown tribute band, Bump City, and the 1960s tribute band, Right As Rain, as well as with numerous other bands and artists throughout Southern California.

As an instructor, Vic has also seen his students enjoy enormous success. Over the past few years, two of Vic’s vocal students have been accepted into the American Idol competitions, and dozens of his guitar and bass students have recorded albums and perform around town actively.

Vic Grady

Vic’s easy manner and flexible approach to music instruction make him the ideal choice as an instructor for all ages and ability levels. He is especially adept at getting new beginners “up and running” within a relatively short time. Vic’s unique two-facet approach to music instruction combines: 1) fundamental music training, sight reading, basic technique, and music theory (the "basics") with 2) an exciting “hands-on” program of practical music application involving the study of contemporary songs and modern stylistic elements including the opportunity to participate in his exciting outdoor concert series known as the “Sidewalk Showcase Series”. This double-edge approach combines elements of traditional music education with a modern, practical emphasis having two main objectives – preparing students to perform confidently with other musicians, as well as preparing them to succeed in higher level music studies, should they choose that path. Vic carefully tailors all of his instructional programs to meet the individual needs and ambitions of each student.

Vic currently offers private music instruction at TAPP's Music in Lancaster, California and Instrumental Music in Ventura, California. He is also a Vendor Course Instructor for the Gorman Learning Center, iLEAD Exploration, and Inspire Charter Schools.