Troy Stetina Biography
Troy Stetina (b. 16 November 1963) is a guitar instructor, clinician, and artist with approximately 35 guitar instruction books, CDs and videos and three solo CDs. Previously Director of Rock Guitar Studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and writer for the GuitarOne magazine, Troy now teaches independently.
While growing up, Troy developed an interest in late '70s hard rock titans such as Rush, Led Zeppelin and KISS, later taking interest in the lead guitar playing techniques of Randy Rhoads and Van Halen. Shortly after reaching the age of 18, Troy decided to attend Astrophysics classes in New Mexico, and later discovered his unique talent at teaching. In the late 80s, Troy released two very successful heavy metal instructional books.
The same year the first book in his heavy metal guitar instructional series was released, the young virtuoso joins the prestigious Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, in Milwaukee. Although he eventually became Director of the Rock Guitar department, he left in the early 1990s to finally pursue a career as a recording artist. After recording three full albums and producing for other artists, Troy finally decides to spend some time with his wife, Joan, who was formerly lead singer for him, and his two sons, Zack and Jeremy.
He is currently involved with Creed’s Mark Tremonti in a project called The Troy Stetina Project.
Speed Mechanics For Lead Guitar (ISBN 0793509629)is a guitar tutorial book by Troy first published in 1990 . It is designed to teach lead guitar techniques, how to practice and encourage devolving creativity. It is split into three sections Mechanics, Rhythm and Creativity. It Includes a rock version of Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Caprice No. 10 by Niccolò Paganini and Prelude in D by JS Bach.