Byron Fry / Guitar
Byron Fry is a guitarist, composer, and producer from Northern California who began performing consistently on guitar at age ten. His teen years were an exploration of odd-time-signature writing and playing with like-minded musicians in ensembles he formed around the East Bay Area. Byron received a thorough music education at the Grove School of Music, where he was very fortunate to have composition mentors including Sammy Nestico (orchestration), Diz Mullins (copying), Lalo Schifrin (thematic development), Henry Mancini (music business), and Dick Grove (composing/arranging). He also studied improvisation privately with Russell Tuttle, staff guitarist with Columbia Records.
Byron has now played guitar for more than half a century. In that time, he has worked with Michael MacDonald, Tiffany, Billy Davis Jr., Barry Coffing, and a slew of other hit artists in the studio and on the stage. As a composer, Byron has scored many hours of footage for film and TV and arranged in every style for live performances and recordings. Byron’s teaching style is geared toward bringing out the best in the student by providing the nuts-and-bolts technique needed for musical expression and competition in the modern music industry.
Watch Byron in action below!