New and rare music for the guitar
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Lashley, Philip

Phil LashleyPhilip Lashley was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1966 in a community that thrives on the arts. Mr Lashley began his studies of the guitar at age 13 and was later accepted into the Short Ridge School of Performing Arts. While a student there the young Philip studied music theory, sight singing, musicology, keyboard and of course, guitar. Although Philip was exposed to many styles of guitar playing it was at the Short Ridge School of Performing Arts that he was introduced to the classical guitar which he gradually gravitated towards.
In 1982 at the age of 16 “Phil” gave his debut performance playing simple pieces by Bach, Telemann, Carcassi and Sor. As his technique developed further, he was playing major works of Bach, Albeniz, Granados and Barrios-Mangore. After graduating from high school, Phil was accepted into the school of music at Ball State University receiving the “Young Artist Award” which is the highest scholarship offered by the University. Phil excelled at his coursework and performing and was a popular recitalist at the university’s Pruis Hall. Among others, Phil studied with the renowned guitarist Pepe Romero in which the older master said of his student, “Phil has a promising future as a guitarist, musician and teacher”. Phil also taught at Illinois State and Indiana Universities and is in high demand as a teacher in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, teaching students of all ages, levels and styles. Mr Lashley has numerous recordings which are available on many online stores.