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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 – Pink Floyd
Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin
The Fragile – Nine Inch Nails
Amnesiac – Radiohead
Awake – 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.



Gary Toth has been jamming on the guitar since age 13. He studied guitar under Fort Wayne legend John Forbing. At age 19, he began teaching while completing his BA in music technology at Ball State University. He also studied classical guitar, piano, composition, and recording. He is a contributing lead guitar player for the Phoenix, Arizona–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 cowriter and producer for singer/songwriter Eliza Toth. A prolific composer and songwriter, Gary’s massive catalog includes everything from industrial/electronic and country to hip-hop and classical. No matter what genre you’re looking to study, Gary can tailor your lessons to fit your favorite sound.