J.T. Locke has been playing guitar, writing, and arranging songs for over 25 years. He has recorded and performed across the country for over ten years and has taught professionally since 2007. J.T. trained at the PCC Music program in Portland and M.I.T in Los Angeles. He has played, performed, and recorded with many great musicians, including The Wildhearts, Genitortures, Gilby Clarke (GNR), Dizzy Reed (GNR), CC Deville (Poison), Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats), Greg D’Angelo (White Lion), Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones), Guttermouth, Eric Dover (Jellyfish), Rex Brown (Pantera), and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath).
J.T. has given private instruction and personal tutoring to students of all ages in rock, jazz, classical, blues, metal, pop, and other styles, on both guitar and bass. He has developed and worked with lots of youth programs, helping students create, learn and perform all types of music. Teaching levels range from beginner to advanced. He has had great success teaching songwriting and composition, and also instructs students how to utilize their own ear for training. Each student learns all the tools, techniques, and theory to help write and create. This allows each student to maximize their own potential and develop their own style.
His current band is Deathtrap America, which is recording their next album and performing all over the Bay Area. J.T. teaches private lessons in guitar, bass, and ukulele, group classes, summer camps, and is Co-Director of Blue Bear’s All Star Band program.
What students are saying:
- “J.T. has been awesome to work with! Part drill sergeant, cheerleader, spiritual guru, fashion police and now great friend he has given me musical knowledge and ability way beyond my expectations!” – Alan N.