Philip W. Groeber (GRAY-burr) is the Director of Guitar Publications for The FJH Music Company and writer of over 65 guitar, ukulele, electric bass, and recorder publications, including Everybody’s Guitar Method, The FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method, and other methods for both classical and jazz guitar, ukulele, electric bass, and recorder. He enjoys giving guitar workshops throughout the country, instructing both teachers and students concerning guitar education and performance. He has been appearing as a guest instructor at many guitar workshops through organizations such as Guitar & Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) and Teaching Guitar Workshops (TGW). Phil also has extensive experience in the music-publishing industry as an arranger, composer, editor, performer, and production manager.
Phil holds a degree in theory and composition from the University of Miami, Florida, as well as a degree from the University of Cincinnati. Former guitar teachers include Claire Callahan and Juan Mercadal. As a performer, he is proficient in a variety of musical styles ranging from orchestra and musical theater to jazz and rock, and has performed professionally as a guitarist, pianist, bassist (double bass/electric), and musical director. An active teacher throughout his career, Phil values the opportunity he has been given to reach hundreds of students of all ages, helping them to learn and appreciate the gift of making music.