Meet Curt Sheller: Curt has been a performing guitarist/recording artist for the past 30 years and a private music instructor for the last 20 years. As an educator and author, Curt has published over 20 books on music, guitar and ukulele. Here is what Nick Matty said about Curt's books. "I have purchased many books over the past 15 years I have been playing and none of them come even close to having the detailed and easy to understand information yours have."
Currently exploring jazz using ukulele.
Guitar, bass guitar, ukulele.
Teachers and/or influences?
Chuck Anderson is my main teacher and influence in all things guitar and the music business. Influenced by jazz guitarists Wes Montgomery
and that group of bands. I remember seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan when I was 10. Then Motown and The Beach Boys.
In my early 20's I was turned on the jazz by my guitar teacher Paul Byrne. I fell in love with the melody and chord style of playing.
Your sound and approach to music:
Creating or taking existing melodies and songs and creating instrumental arrangements. The songs can be anything from standards and straight ahead jazz and contemporary pop.
Your teaching approach:
A music coach and guide for student to explore guitar and music. Striving to bring the best out of a student, based on their goals. To instill in them a dedication to learning music and exploring their own voice on the instrument.
Your dream band:
I just like working with like minded, professional musicians.
Most every ukulele festival I perform at, present workshops and hawk my books. They are the best people in the world to work with and don't bring any of the political BS to the table that typically goes on in other genres and in the guitar circle. They are there for the love of the instrument.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
My debut jazz CD. First CD and a real relief to get out.