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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.

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TitleLevelSeriesInstrumentItemNFMCNew
Big & Easy Christmas Songbook for Guitar with Tablature, TheElementary - Early IntermediateBig & Easy SongbooksGuitarG1054
Big & Easy Songbook for Ukulele with Tablature, TheEarly Elementary - Early IntermediateBig & Easy SongbooksUkuleleG1055
Big & Easy Christmas Songbook for Ukulele with Tablature, TheElementary - Early IntermediateBig & Easy SongbooksUkuleleG1074
Everybody's Electric Bass Method 1Everybody’s Bass MethodElectric BassG1062
Everybody's Electric Bass: Scales and ArpeggiosEverybody’s Bass MethodElectric BassG1063
Way To Play: Jazz Guitar: Chord Melody 1Way to Play!GuitarG1056
Way To Play: Classical Guitar: Contemporary Concepts 1Way to Play!GuitarG1070
Everybody's Guitar Method, Book 1Level 1Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1025
Everybody's Classical Guitar 1Level 1Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1046
Everybody's Popular Music for Guitar, Book 1Level 1Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1044
Everybody's Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar Book 1Level 1Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1040
Everybody's Guitar Christmas, Book 1Level 1Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1031
Everybody's Strum & Play Guitar ChordsEverybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1042
Everybody's Jazz Guitar MethodLevel 1Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1047
Everybody's Guitar Ensembles 1Level 1Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1043
Everybody's Guitar Method, Book 2Level 2Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1030
Everybody's Popular Music for Guitar, Book 2Level 2Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1045
Everybody's Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar Book 2Level 2Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1041
Everybody's Guitar Christmas, Book 2Level 2Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1033
Everybody's Guitar Tablature MethodEverybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1048
Everybody's Basic Guitar ScalesEverybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1032
Everybody's Guitar Flash CardsLevel 1Assignment & Manuscript BooksGuitarG1026
Everybody's Guitar Assignment Book and More!All LevelsAssignment & Manuscript BooksGuitarG1057
Everybody's Guitar Writing BookAll LevelsAssignment & Manuscript BooksGuitarG1027
Everybody's Guitar Tablature Writing BookAll LevelsAssignment & Manuscript BooksGuitarG1028
Everybody's Basic Guitar ChordsLevel 1Everybody’s Guitar MethodGuitarG1029
Everybody's Ukulele Method, Book 1Level 1Everybody’s Ukulele MethodUkuleleG1049
Everybody's Ukulele Christmas Book 1Level 1Everybody’s Ukulele MethodUkuleleG1051
Everybody's Ukulele Companion Book 1Level 1Everybody’s Ukulele MethodUkuleleG1050
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Lesson Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1016
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Theory Activity Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1017
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Performance Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1018
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Exploring Chords Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1019
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Christmas Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1065
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Lesson Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1021
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Theory Activity Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1022
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Performance Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1023
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Exploring Chords Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1024
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Christmas Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1066
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Lesson Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1034
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Theory Activity Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1035
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Performance Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1036
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Exploring Chords Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1037
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Christmas Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1067
Way to Play: Jazz Guitar, Riffs and ChordsWay to Play!GuitarG1052
Way to Play: Bluegrass Guitar, Solos and RhythmWay to Play!GuitarG1053
FJH Guitar Ensembles, Everybody Plays No. 1Elementary - Intermediate FJH Guitar EnsemblesGuitarG1068
FJH Guitar Ensembles, Everybody Plays No. 2Elementary - Intermediate FJH Guitar EnsemblesGuitarG1069
My First Easy to Play Guitar Scale Book, with TablatureElementaryMy First Easy to Play GuitarGuitarG1060
My First Easy to Play Guitar Chord Book, with TablatureElementaryMy First Easy to Play GuitarGuitarG1061
My First Easy to Play Guitar Tablature BookElementary - Late ElementaryMy First Easy to Play GuitarGuitarG1058
Big & Easy Songbook for Guitar with Tablature, TheElementary - Early IntermediateBig & Easy SongbooksGuitarG1059
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Primer Level - Pick Style)Early ElementaryGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1007
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level I - Pick Style)Late ElementaryGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1008
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level I - Classical Style) ElementaryGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1011
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level 2 - Pick Style)Early IntermediateGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1009
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level 2 - Classical Style)Early IntermediateGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1012
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level 3 - Pick Style)Late IntermediateGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1010
GuitarTime Christmas (Primer Level - Pick Style)Early ElementaryGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1001
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 1 - Pick Style)Late ElementaryGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1002
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 1 - Classical Style)ElementaryGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1005
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 2 - Pick Style)Early IntermediateGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1003
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 2 - Classical Style)Early IntermediateGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1006
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 3 - Pick Style)Late IntermediateGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1004
No. 1 - First Position Major ScalesGuitar Skill SheetsGuitarGS8001
No. 2 - First Position Minor ScalesGuitar Skill SheetsGuitarGS8002
No. 3 - Movable Position Major ScalesGuitar Skill SheetsGuitarGS8003
No. 4 - Movable Position Minor ScalesGuitar Skill SheetsGuitarGS8004
No. 5 - Chords and ArpeggiosGuitar Skill SheetsGuitarGS8005