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Coralville April 2015 Teacher Feature: Gayla Drake
By West Music Company
4/1/2015 10:04:00 AM

Gayla Drake has been playing guitar since age 4, and began her career as a professional performing musician at age 9. Her work as a music journalist for several prestigious guitar magazines, including Fingerstyle Guitar, Fingerstyle360, Acoustic Guitar and Premier Guitar, give her a depth of knowledge that encompasses playing, composing, guitar construction, gigging and recording. When she’s not teaching, Gayla writes, co-hosts and produces a radio show called The Blackthorn Path, and is working on a trilogy of novels about the Bardic education of a harpist.

Gayla performs regularly around the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids areas. Look for her billed as “Drake and Johnson,” “Natalie Brown and Gayla Drake,” “Aunt G and the Stone City Nephews,” and “Russo, Drake and Haag.” Aunt G & the Stone City Nephews will be released on vinyl this spring! Another series of recording sessions starts Fall 2015 for a series of new songs with environmental and social justice themes. Working title: No Platitudes Allowed.

Gayla has a wide interest in many styles of acoustic guitar including bluegrass, folk, fingerstyle, open tunings (particularly DADGAD), and songwriting. She has vast experience teaching songwriting workshops both privately and at several Midwestern colleges, and will gladly work as a songwriting teacher/coach one-on-one.

Check out some of Gayla's original music here!

Click here to get 50% off lesson registration with Gayla Drake through April!




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Categories: Conservatory, West Music Coralville
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