Maurice D'Abruzzo

  • Graduate of the Claude Moore School
  • 30 years teaching experience including Lombardo Music
  • Harbour Music
  • Gitlix Music
  • Cert IV in Training & Education.
  • G4 Guitar School
  • Dickson's Music

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Hi, I am a guitar teacher/arranger, with a deep background as artist, producer, soundtrack writer, label owner (via MGM Distribution) & publisher (registered with APRA) and over 30 years experience in the music industry. I have been living & working on Sydney's Lower North Shore for about 25 years. Some of my career highlights include being founder member/vocalist/guitarist with national ARIA charting/popular bands Eighty Eights & Getaway Plane, Top 10 Jazz Artist D'Abruzzo & now a project with my son, who himself made the Honours Roll in HSC Music 2006 - that project being Aaron & Maurice (Check it out on iTunes!). During the 80s, my biggest live audience was playing to 30, 000 at the Tanelorn Festival. My biggest TV audience was over a million on the ABC's Countdown. During the 90s, I was commissioned to arrange 3 songbooks for popular Australian bands "Girlfriend", "The Cruel Sea" & "Beasts of Bourbon". In 1998 I published a guitar info site called "Guitar Lix Interactive" - featured by Yahoo as Yahoo Site of the Week. I have also written film/TV soundtracks including the full score for the award winning documentary "The Amazing World of Minibeasts, distributed worldwide by National Geographic. As a guitarist, I appreciate all styles - from the beautiful simplicity of Bob Dylan to the astounding complexity of Paco de Lucia. I look forward to sharing your musical journey:-)

Details last updated: March 25, 2024