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Brett Blakemore from Independence Missouri is an accomplished guitar player who is well versed in many different genres. Brett first showed an interest in music when he discovered his mom’s old guitar in a closet under the stairs at age 12. After learning his first song from a neighborhood friend he was hooked.
Having graduated from Missouri Western State University with a B.S. in Music technology Brett is also well versed in production and recording. He has recorded many demos for local Kansas City groups helping further their musical careers. Brett has also scored music for many student films in Kansas City. While at MWSU, Brett studied classical guitar under the direction of world-renowned classical guitarist Anthony Glise as well as jazz improvisation from Jason P. Riley. Performing in many different musical ensembles while in school has helped Brett gain the experience he needed to become the versatile guitar player that he is today. Having further interest in jazz and improvisation Brett studied jazz guitar with Kansas City’s own Danny Embrey for over two years. He also studied music theory and improvisation under Phil Roger’s of Air Digital Recording in Independence, Missouri.
Brett has been teaching guitar at all levels for the past five years and has been performing with well-known groups around Kansas City for the past ten years including the Matt Shoaf Trio also known as Gov’t Cheez as well as the Jeff Jenkins Band and Lucas Bingham. In the last two years Brett has began performing as a solo acoustic artist. Along with teaching guitar Brett also teaches music theory and improvisation. Brett has a true passion music and for passing on the gift of music to future generations