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Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Barrett Tagliarino started playing guitar at age 9. He studied privately with Tony Bowles, who now tours with Hank Williams, Jr. Barrett attended Indiana University, and then made the move to Los Angeles in 1984. He served as Rock Department Head at Hohner Musikschule in Vienna, Austria, in 1994, and has been a full-time instructor at Musicians Institute in Hollywood since 1989. Tagliarino has also written six instructional guitar books, written lessons for Guitar One, Guitar Player, and Guitar Edge magazines, and has an instructional guitar DVD, Classic Rock Guitar Soloing, to his credit. Tagliarino has two CDs of intense guitar music in various styles: Throttle Twister (2009) and Moe's Art (1998). Additionally, he's played countless live gigs in the greater Los Angeles area and has recorded commercial projects for ARCO, Sony, Miller Lite, the Food Channel and MTV. For the latest news and updates, visit his web site MonsterGuitars.com.