Eric is joining us from Hamilton, Canada. This is his second stint making America “home”. The first was as a scholarship student at Berklee College of Music in Boston studying bass and guitar performance.
His professional experience includes everything from bar gigs co-starring the weekly hockey game to cross-country indie tours stuffed in a cramped van to backing up Grammy and Juno (Canadian Grammy) award-winning artists. The genres are equally diverse as the gigs; folk/singer-songwriter, rock, top 40, r&b, country and jazz just to name a few.
Although the bass has been Eric’s primary musical instrument, his guitar playing has always held an important role. In fact, during a decade of teaching, most his students have been guitarists…let’s face it, only a select few listen to Jimi Hendrix and want to be Noel Redding!
His teaching style is encouraging, motivating and relaxed while focusing on each student’s personal musical taste and aspirations. Eric’s goal is to inspire each student to discover all that the guitar (or bass!) has to offer and help cultivate a love of music. Check out some of his work here “Eric Thachuk Music”
Bass Lick of the Month with Eric!
Improve your chord transitions with Eric!