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About Gary Bruce

Gary Bruce of GMB Music Guitar Lessons (Guitar Studio) has over 4 decades of performing experience and over 34 years of teaching experience.  Gary started playing guitar when he was 8 years old. He taught himself how to play by ear. By the time Gary was 14, he was getting serious about guitar and wanted to improve his ear training.

Gary started picking out songs by the guitar heroes of the day (Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, etc.). By his early 20s, he had become a full-time musician. At the age of 27, Gary decided to go into teaching full time. He realized that He needed formal lessons to accomplish this so Gary studied under a G.I.T. (Guitar Institute of Technology) graduate.


Gary Bruce

Once Gary started teaching guitar on his own, much to his surprise, he began to notice lesson articles in Guitar Playing Magazine (the ultimate magazine for guitarist) about the same topics that he was teaching, but Gary's approach made it much easier to understand. His students noticed this, too.

Instead of using guitar books or some other guitar teaching method, Gary decided to develop his own guitar teaching method. 34 years later, Gary is still using and refining this method.

Mission Statement

Gary Bruce is dedicated to being the hardest working Guitar teacher in the greater and surrounding Columbia, SC area. With over four decades of performing experience, combined with having over 34 years teaching experience. Gary's goal is to help his students, become legends.