has been called a "twisted guitar genius" and "eclectic virtuoso" by guitar pundits, and in his own words, he considers himself nothing short of a "plectrum-wielding skullduggarist".
The towering Koch is moving beyond mere local hero status in the upper Midwest and becoming an internationally renowned guitarist. His work as a session ace, top-selling guitar instructional book and DVD star, magazine columnist, radio personality, comedian and in-demand worldwide guitar clinician for Fender Musical Instruments and Hal Leonard Publishing are all adding to an ever growing reputation as a knowledgeable and skilled artist in his field.
Koch's fascination with the guitar started in the third grade when he made Fender Stratocaster® guitars out of cardboard and, using his sister’s sewing machine, made a makeshift wah-wah pedal. It was also the beginning of a long lasting obsession with the music of Jimi Hendrix. Soon after, at the age of 12, Koch finally got his first guitar and, by copying songs, began his love affair with music and playing. This continued learning took him to the University of Wisconsin, where he studied Jazz and then performing with his Milwaukee-based band who became one of the region's most popular and acclaimed acts.
Koch is now one of Fender's busiest clinicians, extolling the virtues and high standards of Fender worldwide, all the while displaying his customary fantastic performances and gut-busting humor. His work with music publishing giant Hal Leonard has resulted in an extraordinarily successful catalog of guitar instructional materials that are now an influential part of the musical journey for many guitarists worldwide.
During his clinics, Greg will focus primarily on Fender classics such as the ´65Twin Reverb, the ´65 Deluxe Reverb, the ´57 Bandmaster and the EC Tremolux, as well as guitars from the Fender American Vintage and Select series.Greg Koch Fender Classic Amp Tour
Location: Rock Palace, Den Haag
When: June 6, 2013
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
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