Garth has been playing guitar since 1980! He has been teaching guitar with West Music when it was located in Sycamore Mall in Iowa City. He teaches acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar and music theory. Garth has his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids and finished his music studies at the University of Iowa. He also studied music at Marshalltown Community College. He has played in country bands and jazz ensembles in Iowa. He is also currently employed at Hy-Vee. In his spare time Garth enjoys reading, watching movies, Tae Kwon Do, and is an animal control volunteer. He is a US Army veteran and lives with a cat named LaLa.