GNG Music Instruction | Spencer Friedrich
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Spencer Friedrich

While growing up in communities of Southern California, and later Central Ohio, Spencer had several encounters with the guitar. At the age of 14, Spencer began studying with private instructors to develop his skills as a guitarist, and spent a majority of his free time pushing the limitations of what he knew about the instrument. As he continued to develop, he began to write music, and jam with friends. In the summer of 2009 he attended Musician Institute’s one week Summer Shot program. This is where Spencer realized he wanted to study music once he finished high school. He soon found out about The Los Angeles College of Music. After being accepted into the guitar program, he relocated from Columbus, Ohio to Pasadena, California. Spencer continued to evolve as a guitar player under world class instructors such as Jody Fisher, Bill Fowler, Dave Hill, Art Renshaw, and others. Spencer formed the band Raw Sky with fellow students of the Los Angeles College of Music. They collaborated and recorded with producer John Avila (Bassist of Oingo Boingo), and performed live around the Los Angeles area. Upon completing his studies at LACM, Spencer pursued teaching guitar lessons, and passing on his knowledge to the next generation of guitar students. He has since returned to Columbus to continue his career as a guitarist, with a primary focus on jazz. He enjoys creating engaging lesson materials, and encouraging his students to listen to wide variety of music. He also believes that direct application of musical concepts is imperative to progression on any instrument.