Tony Schiess, FHM's music teacher, is an accomplished guitarist, educator, and composer.
Growing up in Atlanta, Tony performed locally and studied jazz guitar as a teenager under noted educator Dave Frackenpohl before moving to Asheville, North Carolina, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Departmental Distinction in Jazz Studies from the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
In 2006, Tony moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he became active in the free jazz scene around Cambridge while studying at Longy School of Music. After two years of study and regular performances he graduated with a Masters degree in Modern American Music with Distinction. In 2008, he moved to Denver to pursue teaching, performing, and composing full time. He is currently on the faculty at Free Horizon Montessori and his own private studio where he teaches guitar, bass, mandolin, band production, songwriting, theory, ear training, and jazz improvisation.
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