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Keith Wyatt is a Los Angeles-based guitarist, educator performer, teacher, writer, and developer of music curriculum and educational media. Since 1996, Wyatt has toured and recorded with renowned LA-based “American Music” group The Blasters and is featured on "4-11-44" (Rainman Records) and "Fun On Saturday Night" (Rip Cat Records). He has also worked with a variety of other groups and artists including Albert Collins, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Robben Ford in Los Angeles and internationally as a solo performer.
Life and work
In 1978, after graduating from the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood, California, Wyatt joined the faculty and assisted in curriculum development under the direction of GIT founder Howard Roberts. After serving for a decade as Director of the Guitar program in what had become Musicians Institute, he was named to his current position as Vice President of Programs with responsibility for overseeing curriculum development for the institution. He also maintains a regular teaching schedule at the school with a specialty in blues guitar.
Wyatt is also known as a writer, teacher, and director of music instructional videos, beginning with his first title, Rockin’ the Blues (REH/Warner), in 1988 and eventually including over twenty DVD titles distributed by Hal Leonard Publishing and Warner Brothers/REH/Alfred Music on subjects ranging from blues and roots guitar styles to comprehensive beginning guitar methods.
Behind the camera, he has also developed multimedia titles (Play Blues Guitar and Play Rock Guitar CD-ROMs for Play Music, Inc.) and directed dozens of music-instruction videos for other artists covering a wide array of subjects and instruments. Wyatt has also written and co-written popular music instruction books including "Blues Rhythm Guitar", "Harmony and Theory: A Comprehensive Guide" and "Ear Training: A Comprehensive Guide" (MI Press/Hal Leonard Publishing). He is a regular columnist for Guitar World, the best-selling guitar magazine in the U.S., and has written hundreds of columns and articles for guitar-oriented periodicals.
Keith Wyatt has a license agreement with Fender Guitar company and has produced an instructional DVD video called "Fender Presents Getting Started on Electric Guitar". It is produced by Hudson Music.