Tony Porreco is a guitar instructor based in Silver Spring, MD. With over 15 years of study, Tony has performed in a wide variety of musical settings and projects including rock/pop bands, theater productions, pit orchestras and solo. Tony designs students' lessons to closely align with the music that they love. Regarding his teaching style, "In my experience, budding guitar players (both myself and others) develop because of the fun they have from being able to play along to the songs and they love and immerse themselves in the musical worlds of the artists who speak to them as individuals.”
"I maintain an ongoing dialogue with students about the music they're listening to and teach the fundamentals, technique and music theory from the vantage point of their favorite artists, whether that's Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons or any other style in the realms of rock, pop, folk or metal.”
In addition to teaching others how to play music, Tony also has a role in showcasing the music being made by artists based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. As host of the Hometown Sounds podcast, he is devoted to “showing the world how DC rocks” by highlighting and delivering the best in new DC music.