BIOGRAPHY

Eric Moran

Performing live at The Blind Tiger
Eric Moran with Julian Sizemore Band
Young Eric Moran on Beale Street

My Dad was my biggest influence early on. He is an incredible guitarist himself and both of my parents introduced me to a diverse range of musical styles and artists. He gave me my first lesson at age eleven. Soon after I began learning classical guitar from my school's music teacher. A few school friends and I formed a middle school Jazz band and I started playing my first gigs with them.

Throughout high school I performed with several bands and played regularly at a local restaurant with my father. Every year I studied with a different private guitar instructor. My instructors were Jim Boitnott, Kyle Welch, John Firesheets & Mark Mazzatenta. I studied a range of styles; Jazz, Classical, Flamenco, Country, Metal, Pop and Rock music to name a few. I apprenticed as a guitar and amp technician at a music store with Philip Poteat of Tone Technologies. At seventeen I taught my first student, at the recommendation of one of my teachers. They ended up studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. By the time I was twenty, I was a featured instructor at several guitar summer camps in Greensboro.

After high school I attended UNCG earning a Bachelors in Business Marketing. I took as many music classes as possible. During this time I played in two bands primarily; Slinky Face and The Julian Sizemore Band. I recorded several albums and played countless gigs with both bands over a 10-year period. I learned a tremendous amount playing with AJ Sutton, Pete Lewis and Julian Sizemore.

I decided to focus on building a home recording studio to work with local producers. I provided studio guitar session work for their artists. Over the past several years I made a shift into producing music for film/TV opportunities. I have had my own original compositions featured on television series for Netflix and PBS, to name a few. Today I am privileged enough to spend most of my musical time teaching a variety of students how to play guitar, compose songs and record music. Thanks for reading and supporting your local musicians!

Eric Johnson, Eric Moran & Mike Stern