I really enjoy teaching guitar! Nothing is cooler to me than inspiring someone to take on the challenge of learning an instrument or for the seasoned musician, motivating them to expand their playing techniques.
— Kevin Thrasher

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Guitar Technique

Thrasher has worked hard to make a career for himself and is ready to share with you. Learn about advance guitar playing techniques, how to practice, recording, live performance, touring life and much more.


Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft is a multi-talented guitarist, producer, engineer, and recording artist, hailing from Upstate New York. Since his move to Los Angeles at the age of 17, he has toured all over the world as a professional guitarist and vocalist in bands such as LoveHateHero (WMG/Ferret), Trace Cyrus’ Ashland High, Matt Toka (WMG), and Blessed By A Broken Heart.

When not on the road, Thrasher spends his time in the studio. He has worked with top producers and artists such as Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Metric), Dreamlab (Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Ryan Cabrerra), Cameron Webb(Flyleaf, Motorhead, Sum41), Deuce, T-Boz, Ashley Tisdale and many more.

Thrasher is most notable for being the lead guitar player of Escape the Fate. ETF is embarking on their 5th album and are hitting the studio May 2015 with Grammy Nominated producer Howard Benson. After the studio, ETF will be hitting the punk rock summer camp, Warped Tour. Thrasher will be giving on tour workshops this summer with The Entertainment Institute. He will cover a wide range of topics including advance guitar playing techniques, how to practice, recording, live performance, touring life and much more!


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TEI Workshops are group educational experiences.  The workshops are not structured for meet and greets, autograph signings, or individual photo opportunities with Gurus.  Please be respectful of these guidelines.