Colin Drake

guitar lessons dallas tx Guitar Beginner to Intermediate All ages Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz

How long have you been playing guitar?

Over 8 years.


Colin Drake has been involved in music for most of his life.  He started playing piano at an early age and was involved with a church bell choir as well.  During High School, he played in the Bishop Lynch High School marching band drumline as well as the school’s symphonic band.  At age 16, he picked up the guitar, inspired by the Guitar Hero game, little did he know how difficult the real thing was!  Colin persevered and discovered that music was his true passion and in 2009 was accepted into the University of North Texas’ prestigious music program.  During this time, Colin played in the Trinity United Methodist’s worship team for a year and half, playing both lead and rhythm guitar in the band.  Colin graduated magna cum laude from UNT in Spring 2012 with a bachelors in music with a concentration in classical guitar.  Colin has received guitar lessons personally for 5 years from northern Plano guitar teacher Earl Bailey and University of North Texas Doctorate students Mike Morey and Armin Abdihodzic.  Colin enjoys composing music in his spare time in addition to working as a teacher and a freelance musician.  Colin also plays in the Dallas group known as Guitarchestra which plays classical music in a rock band setting.