Gladius

Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros, and much more, this musical mad scientist fuses those elements into a refreshing formula—evoking the Spanish spirit, yet distinctly unorthodox. Since studying under the late Georgia State University Professor (and Andres Segovia protégée) John Sutherland, Gladius has taught guitar lessons and classes (one-on-one and group lessons) since 2006 in a variety of settings including private in-home lessons, music stores, local recreation centers, and after-school programs. More than a fabulous performer and award-winning composer, listeners have called Gladius a miracle in the making – the guitarist has prevailed over a crippling case of nerve damage which greatly hindered the dexterity of both hands, and could have easily ended the musician’s career.  Gladius perseveres: relentlessly touring, recording, inspiring audiences of all ages, and winning numerous composition awards such as the Driven Creativity Competition and Music Composition Contest, among others.

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Arts Disciplines: Music

Core Content Curriculum Areas: Science, Music, Physical Education

Specialized Content Areas: World Cultures, Character Education, Science

Grade Levels: Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 

Special Populations: Special Needs Students

Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia, South Georgia

Performances:

  • $350 for 1 show
  • $550 for 2 shows (back-to-back)

Artistic Profile:

Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros, and much more, this musical mad scientist fuses these elements into a refreshing formula—evoking the Spanish spirit, yet distinctly unorthodox.

More than a fabulous performer and award-winning composer, listeners have called Gladius a miracle in the making – the guitarist has prevailed over a crippling case of nerve damage which greatly hindered the dexterity of both hands, and could have easily ended the musician’s career. Eleven years, 4 surgeries, 9,000 hours of physical therapy, and countless prayers later, Gladius perseveres by relentlessly touring, recording, inspiring audiences of all ages, and winning numerous composition awards, such as Driven Creativity Competition (2013) and Music Composition Contest (2013), among others.

“Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning.”

– Ludwig van Beethoven

Teaching Experience:

Since studying under the late Georgia State University (and Andres Segovia protégée) Professor John Sutherland, Gladius has taught group guitar lessons and one-on-one classes in a variety of settings, including private in-home lessons, music stores, local recreation centers, and after-school programs.

Sample Programs:

  • Post-Operation Demonstration
    • Grades 3-8
    • 300 student limit
    • 30-45 minute program length
    • $300 for 1 show; $550 for 2 shows (back-to-back)

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