Subjects: Music (Guitar, Theory, Technique, Practice Habits), Photography (DSLR Basics, Lightroom & Photoshop Basics), English/Creative Writing
History, French, Fretted Instrument Repair
Rate Negotiable, depending on subject/project
I became a professional, gigging guitarist in 2004, and have made the majority of my income through music (playing, teaching, and repairing guitars) ever since.
As a completely independent musician, I've taught myself a number of skills to advance my career, namely photography, writing, and graphic design. I worked as a photojournalist for a handful of online publications, including writing a regular column on historical sites for Brightest Young Things, and creating a collection of basic repair techniques for Reverb.com.
I also work as a live music coordinator and liaison for several small businesses and restaurants in my hometown of Washington DC, booking artists from all over the country.
Jonny Grave is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, teacher, musical historian, and photojournalist from Washington, D.C. Growing up in a musical family, Jonny Grave was introduced to the sounds of American traditional folk music early on. At age fifteen, he found himself learning slide guitar techniques from old Blues records, and by seventeen he was performing them live. Grave has performed at hundreds of venues all over the world from the red dirt floor of Gip's Juke Joint, to the red carpet of the Kennedy Center.
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