✦ UNIQUELY EXPERIENCED MUSICIAN AND PERFORMER, PERFORMANCE COACH, MUSIC INSTRUCTOR ✦ A CREATIVE AND ANALYTICAL PROFESSIONAL, SKILLED IN THE INNOVATIVE USE OF RECORDING TECHNOLOGY ✦ COMFORTABLE WORKING INSIDE OF DIVERSE SETTINGS, INCLUDING CORPORATE, PRIVATE, AND ACADEMIC ✦ MORE THAN FIFTEEN YEARS OF DIRECT PROGRESSIVE ON THE JOB EXPERIENCE IN DIGITAL AUDIO AND DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION, POST-PRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Full Time Instructor - Guitar Center Lessons, Dublin California, February 2017 to Present Currently teaching an average of fifty five private students in all aspects of music performance including guitar, bass, keyboards, and hand percussion out of my private studio inside the store. I bring my background in ontological leadership training as well as my comprehensive experience in performance to my lessons. This combination of skills is unique and I achieve clear, observable results at an accelerated rate. The Music Seminar, Cambridge Massachusetts, & San Francisco Bay Area Art Leadership and communication training and development clinic which uses music as a vehicle for accelerated learning. Originated by cellist Ronald A. Heifetz, PhD who is also the Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership, co-founder of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. Producer and Educator - December 1985 to Present • Created, directed and lead clinics, contributing to the personal effectiveness of hundreds of people • Managed end to end educational event production, including enrollment, registration and student support • Designed and managed productive online social media campaigns • Awarded the opportunity, through the recommendation of several participating medical professionals, to join the design team that developed the Wellness Center for the Eastern Virginia Medical Authority Private Instructor, Guitar and Piano; Fiat School of Music, Pinole California, 1988 - 1990 Coached and instructed private students of varied age groups and levels in all aspects of guitar performance, 'arrangers piano' technique, harmony and music fundamentals, classical finger styles, chord melody arrangements, pick style technique, sight reading, advanced theory, improvisation and ear training Circle Dance Leader and Co-facilitator, Private Estate, Tiburon, California, 1994-1998 • Effectively lead, and performed on hand drums and guitar with renowned yoga instructor Robert Fry to standing room only crowds at private estate on multiple occasions Student Teaching: Ear Training Lab Facilitator and Instructor, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Ma 1980-1982 • Was invited to be solely responsible for operating the listening and ear training laboratory at Berklee College of Music during my junior and senior year of study • Supported the students in the many facets of effective ear training, including harmony, melody and rhythm Founder and Organizer, The Baroque Jazz guitar ensemble class, Berklee College of Music • Developed the Baroque Jazz, Bach four part fugue guitar quartet performance class • Was the first to bring ensemble training using intricate Bach arrangements to the Guitar Department • Worked collaboratively along side top guitar professors to add ensemble class to Berklee’s curricula • Built relationships with staff instructors, student peer groups, parents, and community members PRIVATE STUDIES: Tuck Andress, Guitar - Kit Walker, Keyboard - Jon Damain, Guitar Bret Wilmont, Guitar - Mick Goodrick, Guitar - Herb Pomeroy, Arranging - Mike Gibbs, Composition Lenny Breau, Guitar Master Class - Charlie Byrd, Guitar - Rebeca Mauleon, Afro-Cuban Ensemble EDUCATION: • Berklee College Of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1982; Professional music major with a minor in performance studies • California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley Ca, 2001; Studies in Jazz and Afro Cuban performance • Master Class; The Future Of Music and The Music Business, Berklee College of Music, 2004 AWARDS and AFFILIATIONS ‣ Graduated Cum Laude, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Ma ‣ Bay Area Video Coalition, video production certificate, San Francisco, Ca ‣ Leadership training through The EJI Leadership Initiative Group • Awarded, for three consecutive years, Berklee College of Music high achievement scholarship • Founder and Former Chapter President; Bay Area Berklee College of Music Alumni Group, Founded 1997 PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: • Many event performances in the Bay Area and Tidewater Area, primarily on the guitar, bass guitar and guitar synth, gigs ranging from solo to large ensembles • Concert Performances with Grammy Award winning composer and pianist Laura Sullivan 2005 • ‘The Random Band’, San Francisco Bay Area, bass guitar, electric guitar, background vocals playing jazz, Brazilian standards, and pop covers 1985-2016 • ‘Damn Yankees’, San Rafael, Ca; Electric Guitar, pit orchestra, young adults dramatic performance 2000 • ‘Eurobeats’ world music ensemble, Angelico Hall, San Rafael Ca. Original music with select genre specific covers: guitars, guitar synth and band leader 1999 • ‘The Blues Has Many Faces’, guitarist and producer, self produced cabaret style concert performance with actress Jill Eikenberry 1997 • Performances on guitar and percussion with singer songwriter Sophia, respected yoga teacher Robert Frey and the acclaimed keyboardist Raphael of the well received ‘Music To Disappear In’ fame 1995 - 1997 • Mauve Udel/Garry Norman duo, various guitar and vocal duet performances for private and public gatherings, festivals and trade shows around the Bay Area, 1992-1994 • La Lanterna Restaurant, Kentfield, Ca. well received regular appearances, contemporary solo guitar 1990-1992 • ‘The Eric Stevens Band’; Virginia Beach Tidewater Area: bass guitar, electric guitar and vocals, busy local general business ensemble 1982-1983 • ‘Baroque Jazz’ Guitar Ensemble, Boston, Massachusetts; A six piece band including four electric guitars and rhythm section, performing jazz infused four part Bach fugues in the Berklee Performance Center 1982 RECORDINGS: • ‘Motion‘ Album, Producer, multi-instrumentalist, and Artist, Delvian Records 2005 • ‘The Adventurer‘ Album, Producer and artist, self published 1989 • ‘This Vastnass‘ Album, Was invited to contribute tracks for electronic music group Mortal Loom’s 2010, released in 5.1 surround sound • ‘In To Me You See‘ Produced and recorded with singer, song writer and vocal coach Maeve Udel 1995 Recording and Performance Examples - https://soundcloud.com/garry-norman1 Performances on Video - https://www.youtube.com/c/GaryBoggsRM MUSIC EQUIPMENT RETAIL EXPERIENCE: Bananas At Large, San Rafael Ca. Retail Sales Associate - September 2002 To November 2003 • Top Producer In High End Musical Instrument Retail Sales, Including Acoustic Guitars And Other Hand Crafted Stringed Instruments. • Point Of Sale Cash, Check And Credit Card Retail Transactions Including Returns And Store Credit • Monitored Inventory And Sales For In-House And Online Traffic Including Handling Special Orders NON-MUSIC RELATED WORK EJI INTERNATIONAL - On Contract, Senior Multimedia Producer - June 2014 to January 2016 Was invited to manage and implement the video production of total immersion leadership trainings, lead by Harvard professor Michael Jensen and his associates. These trainings are designed to train and develop university professors who have chosen to deliver EJI’s proven leadership course as part of their university’s ongoing curricula. THE VANTO GROUP/LANDMARK, San Francisco, California A $80 million global personal and professional business development organization with 54 locations in 13 countries with 450 employees whose clients include Apple, Reebok, Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens Multimedia Training Materials Content Producer - June 2004 to December 2012 My primary mission was to reinvent a legacy leadership and effectiveness training materials library and audio- visual department into an independent and fully functional modern digital multimedia department. As a vital part of this role, I became immersed in and am fully knowledgeable of their state of the art methodology. Saved the company over a million dollars in outsourcing fees, working successfully inside tight budgets Received awards from top tier program leader’s group for consistently being a high level contributor Software Power User; ProTools, Ableton Live, Adobe Premier Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Apple Logic Studio Pro, Bias Peak, MOTU Digital Performer, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Presenter, Camtasia, Resolume Avenue, Microsoft Power Point, and other professional programs
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