Brief personal history...

Gary R is a Musician/Educator/Author, who currently resides in Frederick, Maryland. Originally from Cincinnati, he has been playing music since the early 70's, and has been teaching since 1982. He graduated from U of MD with degrees in Music and Marketing, as well as completing post grad studies in ethnomusicology. Gary has shared the stage with many legends in the music business including Chuck Berry, Charlie Byrd, Charles Brown, and Pinetop Perkins. Local artists include Deanna Bogart, Daryl Davis, and the Capitol City Big Band. For the past 30 years Gary has been writing and publishing books on various musical topics, all of which are available on this site.

Gary is available for gigs and recordings and always has room for more students in and around the Frederick area. Other interests include furniture making and soccer...YNWA!

Gary's two beautiful children, Max and Cali have the run of the home along with a really fat cat named Flam. 

Photos: Me and the kids, my boy Max, three generations of R men, Three River Stadium.