Michael Turnquist

Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Offering: Beginner’s guitar classes in: acoustic and electric guitar

Styles: folk, blues, rock, and jazz

Background: Loves all styles of music. “My Father was big band trumpet man and composer in the
1940’s and a major musical influence. I grew up in a house full of music”

Teaching Approach: Enjoy learning to play guitar while emphasizing the fundamentals of the instrument to establish a strong playing/musical foundation.

Education: BA degree with honors, University of Florida: 1977

Bands: East/West Consortium- 1982-1984

Awards: For Ambient Music Composition: Jacksonville Community Foundation : 1994 and 1997

Featured: Jacksonville Art Museum: Original experimental works for guitar: 1986-1998

Film: Compositions for film : PBS Production- Sands of Compassion- 2004

Guitar Master Classes: Steve Howe and Flavio Sala: New York 2014

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