When most teenagers come to their parents and declare “I want to play the guitar,” it’s usually not a huge surprise. What teenager doesn’t want to play the guitar?! It’s cool, it’s versatile, it’s cool, it’s in every band, it’s what their idols play, and did I mention it’s cool? So, at the age of 14, when Trevor McGuire went to his parents with that very declaration, they knew they were going to have to ride this one out. Little did they know how seriously Trevor would take the guitar and how far he would take it.
Without knowing how to read music, Trevor taught himself how to play. He picked out chords until he learned how to play his favorite Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana songs. His first performance was his freshman year of high school when he played the Star-Spangled Banner, Jimi Hendrix style, during a pep rally. He blew the crowd away and an encore performance was demanded. Trevor continued to teach himself all the popular music and then moved on to writing his own. In 2006, he began giving guitar lessons and, after catching the ear of a local music academy, Trevor gave instruction there for three years. He now teaches private and group guitar lessons in his own studio in Blanco. Whether you’re 6 or 60, Trevor can instruct you in guitar performance and music theory. His experience, great patience, and love for kids make him an exceptional teacher.
Do you think you’ve heard him play recently? You probably have if you’ve hung around some of Blanco’s local hot spots. He recently performed solo at the Redbud Café and for the past four years Trevor has been contributing his musical talent to the Lighting of the Blanco Courthouse. You definitely heard Trevor play this year if you visited Santa on the top floor of the Courthouse. As the kids gave Santa their wish list, Trevor set the theme with classical Christmas music. The Tejas Art Club recently enjoyed his beautiful Christmas music as well during their annual Christmas party. But don’t think with all the classical music that Trevor has left behind his earlier love… blues and rock n’ roll on the electric guitar, and he has even recently joined a local metal band as their bass player. Interested in guitar lessons? Contact Trevor at 210-569-9744.