My teacher, the late Greg Coleman, had many teachers. Pepe Romero [>Celin Romero], Jose Tomas [> Regino Sainz de la Maza, Emilio Pujol, Alirio Diaz and Segovia], Fred Noad [>Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (composition), Julian Bream, Segovia] , Howard Heitmeyer, Joe Pass, Laurindo Almeida and his dad, Bud Coleman a member of the studio ensemble known as the Wrecking Crew. I had no idea then (1980) how close to guitar gods I was, or even who most of these guys were. I learned most of this reading Greg’s obit. He spoke to me most about studying with Tomás and exercises he learned from Pepe, probably his chief influences. Greg was a great classical, jazz and flamenco player and composer and an amazing teacher, a skill I am sure rubbed off from Pepe. I asked Pepe recently when I met him in Vancouver if he remembered Greg. He did indeed but did not know that he had passed in 2005.
All this time I thought I was making music; it was making me.
2015 Steve Ganz "Solidarity"
1980 Dauphin D30
1962 Fender pre-CBS P-Bass
National Triolian Uke ca.1930
Almost as many fly rods as guitars