Instructor profile

Gary Toth



What do you love about music?

I love to achieve the “flow” state when performing or creating music. It’s the pinnacle of the musical experience for me.

Who is your favorite artist?

Steve Vai

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin, The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails, Amnesiac by Radiohead, Awake by Dream Theater

Do you play in a band or currently perform?

Gary currently plays with local band, Djenetic Drift. He’s also a member of The Wickersham Brothers and Phoenix, Arizona based Chaotica.



A guitarist since the age of 13, Gary studied under local legend, John Forbing. Gary began teaching at the age of 19 while completing his BA in Music Technology at Ball State University. He also studied classical guitar, piano, composition, and recording. A prolific composer and songwriter, Gary's massive catalog includes everything from industrial/electronic to country to hip-hop and classical. Gary is a contributing lead guitar player for the Phoenix, AZ-based band Chaotica, and is a member of local bands The Wickersham Brothers and Djenetic Drift. He's a former member of the regional cover band, What She Said, and is co-writer and producer for singer/songwriter Eliza Toth.