Greg Englar originally from Olney, Maryland, is an active a multi-instrumental Music Instructor. He teaches guitar, bass, piano, and drums to students of all ages and has a passion for helping his students find their own, unique musical path.
Greg's interest in music was fostered by his parents from a young age as he grew up in a musical home and began playing the guitar at age 8 with in home private lessons. After maturing as a musician he began studying music theory, scale patterns, reading music, and improvisation with Allan Young at what was once "Wood N Strings Music" in Olney, MD. As a freshmen in high school Jazz band, Greg began performing with his father in local big bands and studying with the late Jazz legend Paul Wingo in Olney.
Greg attended New York University from 2006 to 1011 to study Jazz Guitar Performance. Studying with artists in New York such as John Scofield, Peter Bernstein, and Randy Johnston, Greg became an active member of the local Jazz scene and performed frequently all over New York City as a leader, band member, and sideman .
Greg began teaching in the Manhattan and Brooklyn areas shortly after graduating from NYU. During his stay in New York Greg performed at several well known venues such as Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Rockefeller Center, and The Blue Note. In 2012 he returned home and began teaching and performing in and around Montgomery County.
Greg's teaching instruction follows a traditional methodology and he believes that a good teacher is able to explain a topic that a student may find overwhelming in a way that makes it a more satisfying and manageable to work on. Greg thinks that finding a way to relate music to another interest or hobby (or vice-versa) is a very effective way to get started learning a new instrument!