Robert Gerics Resume

      BOB GERICS - Guitarist/Singer
Versatile and personable professional guitarist and teacher. Specializing in general guitar, fingerstyle playing, music theory and jazz improvisation.

Performance Employment History:
WATERFRONT CAFÉ - CHICAGO, IL -Solo Guitarist 2014-2015
HOLLY HOTEL - HOLLY, MI -Solo Guitarist/Singer 2004-2012
GRAND HOTEL - MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -Orchestra Guitarist 1990-1991
PREMIER CRUISELINE - CAPE CANAVERAL, FL -House Band Guitarist 1989
THE RATHSKELLER - CHESANING, MI -Duo Guitarist/Singer 1987-1989
WHITE HORSE TAVERN - FLINT, MI -Solo Guitarist/Singer 2006
VARIOUS AND SUNDRY WORK - VARIOUS LOCATIONS -Several jazz ensembles, folk groups, rock groups, acoustic duos & trios, and cruise ship bands. Backed up acts such as Mitzi Gaynor, The Maguire Sisters, & Tom Paxton. Also performed with (celtic/jazz fiddler) Jeremy Kittel's acoustic duo and trio. Co-founder of Third Nature (high energy instrumental string band). 1984-2013. Many musical theater orchesteras, school programs, weddings, & private parties.

Teaching Employment History:
FLINT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS - Flint, MI -Guitar/Music Teacher 1987-1989, 1992-2005
Duties: Teaching general, folk/pop/rock, fingerstyle and jazz guitar techniques as well as music reading and music theory.
ROCHESTER CONSERVATORY OR MUSIC - Rocheater, MI -Guitar/Music Teacher
Duties: Teaching general, folk/pop/rock, fingerstyle and jazz guitar techniques as well as music reading and music theory.
IN HOME GUITAR/MUSIC TEACHER -Private Lessons–Guitar/Music Theory 1987(off & on)–Present.
SHORES MUSIC - Flint, MI -Guitar/Music Teacher
Duties: Teaching general, folk/pop/rock, fingerstyle and jazz guitar and music reading.

Given workshops on improvisation and finger-style guitar playing for various organizations including the Paint Creek Folklore Society.

Education (Music Major):
Oakland University – Auburn Hills, MI
University of MI, Flint – Flint, MI
Mott Community College – Flint, MI
Awards/Recognition:
Named “Outstanding Soloist” at the 1987 Montreaux-Detroit Jazz Festival and the Aquinas Jazz Festival.

CDs/Recordings:
Deliberate Monkey (songs and instrumentals)
Something to be Said (more songs and stuff)
Second Hand Guitar (instrumental guitar)
On the Other Hand (instrumental guitar)

Updated:  November 8, 2015

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