1. Grant Ossendryver

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    Mr. Ossendryver is an accomplished guitarist who has mastered the stylistic techniques and concepts associated with a wide range of music. He plays all styles of jazz guitar, blues guitar, classic rock, progressive rock and contemporary rock. He studied jazz performance at the University of Bridgeport and jazz guitar from the legendary jazz guitarist Sal Salvador. Grant has performed extensively over the past 20+ years. He’s played shows at several historic clubs in New York City, as well as Borders Book and Music tours across Connecticut. Additionally, he has taught Mark Rothbaum, Willie Nelson’s personal manager. During the course of those two years, he transcribed Mr. Nelson’s guitar compositions and has taught the instrument arrangements of many of the legend’s compositions. In addition to teaching at Creative Music Center, Grant is also a guitar instructor at Trinity College. He has released four CD’s over the course of his career. Mr. Ossendryver coaches Creative Music’s house band, as well as our Rock Band Performance Se-ries and summer Rock Band Camps.

  2. Billy Bileca

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    Mr. Bileca studied with Joel Dibartolo of the Tonight Show Band (Doc Severinsen) at the Grove School of Music in Van Nuys, Calif. He performs frequently with many groups across New England, and has toured both nationally and internationally. Mr. Bileca has been featured on the bill with such well-known performers as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and many more. Most recently, he frequently played in a duo with American Idol finalist Katie Stevens. He likes to share his love of roots music with his students. “I encourage all of my students to open their ears and minds to all styles of music.”

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