Billy Raney | Acoustic, Electric & Classical Guitar
Fridays and Saturdays
$125 per month
Styles Include: Rock, Blues, Classical, Travis Style Picking, Sight Reading & Music Theory
Lessons focus on having fun while learning songs that teach. Also featured, “Listen and Learn” a recording facility set up in the lesson studio. Improve your skills by recording... Listening back to your own recordings will help improve your timing, tone, clarity, and help you gain confidence. Plus it’s FUN!!Bio
Billy has 35+ years of playing and 25+ years of teaching. He received instruction from: Brandon Yip, Kurt Shiftlet, and Steve Crowell, all hold a masters degree in music. Courses in college included; music theory, song writing, recording, vocal, and the applied music program earning his scholarships through the ARC Applied Music Program for Classical Guitar Instruction. Attended many workshops taught by masters of guitar including; Zakk Wylde, Gary Hoey, Frank Hannon, Spanish guitarist, Jose Louis Merlin.
Billy has shared the stage with many great players such as; Jeff Watson/Night Ranger, Neil Zaza,Robert Kearns/Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hugh McDonald/Bon Jovi. Shared album credits with legends Dickey Betts of Allman Brothers, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers,and has opened for many ,classic rock legends including; Styx, Michael Schenker, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Leslie West,Ratt, and more…
Attended many workshops taught by masters of guitar including; Zakk Wylde, Joe Satriani, Gary Hoey,, Jose Louis Merlin. Billy has shared the stage with many great players such as; Frank Hannon of Tesla, Jeff Watson/Night Ranger, Robert Kearns/Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hugh McDonald/Bon Jovi, and has opened for many classic rock legends including; Styx, Michael Schenker, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower and more...Current Activities
Currently playing guitar with The Prairie City Band, and The Frank Hannon Band, performing both locally and nationally. In addition, performs solo classical guitar at weddings and other private gatherings.