Guitarist and composer, Jerome Graille started playing guitar at the age of 13 years. After 2 years of learning self-taught, the French Native, he founded with two friends (BREW VAREA and GHYIS) Darkshine in 1995 (deathmetal). Since then, Jerome has been a part of many rock groups, one of them being, Ghyis the Mephisto (2002), played many arenas, and released an EP 3 songs and an album in 2006. In 2014 he created in Pérols near Montpellier’s guitar school with the desire to share and encourage the passion for guitar. Students of all ages from the Montpellier region are already following weekly courses Jerome, more students from other regions which occasionally come to long sessions of guitars. We spoke to Jerome about his passion for guitar, and his outreach to students all around the world.
Entertwine: When did you start playing guitar? What motivated you to start teaching? How did you come up with the idea? I started playing guitar at the age of 13, I especially wanted to share my experience as a musician and give a facelift to the usual image of the music teacher. I wanted to share with people of all ages and backgrounds all united around the music and guitar. I learned to play in schools of music, but especially on scenes because I have do a lot of concerts, and concerts cafe etc. I have also make videos that have created buzz, like my cover “Chandelier” by Sia:
What do you like the most about guitar? I love the guitar because it is an instrument to play all possible styles of music, from any country, of all origins there is always a guitar or similar instrument the guitar.
Who are some of your favorite musicians, and why? Right now I’m all about flamenco, Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo, Tomatito …but I love the blues ( bb king, john mayer, Eric clapton…)
Do you have original music? If so, where can listeners check it out? I have recorded a composition last year that reflects these influences. Listen to “Under The Sun”
What is next for you in 2016? In 2016 I prepare other acoustic tracks records and other électrics. Find complete information about the guitar school Jérôme Graille.
For More Information On Lessons: Cours de guitare Montpellier