Steve Krenz, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Instructor
“I really enjoyed working with Steve on the blues course. He's a fine guitarist and an excellent instructor. The Learn & Master products that I've seen are top notch.” - Jack Pearson
(Blues Guitarist for Allman Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Faith Hill. “One of the best blues/rock guitarists on the scene today." - Real Blues Magazine)
As a trained musician with a degree in music as well as a wealth of professional playing experience, Steve Krenz offers a unique perspective to Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar students, both as an accomplished guitarist and a passionate educator.
Steve's broad and varied playing experience runs the gamut from playing guitar with a symphony orchestra, to jazz big bands, to performing with Grammy-winning artists like Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims (producer, renowned bass player for Bruce Springsteen and co-writer of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World"). As a studio musician, Steve's recorded guitar work has been featured in promotional campaigns for Coldwell Banker, Prudential, and the World Cyber Games. He has performed with platinum-selling country music artist, Bryan White, as well as with Darlene Zschech & Hillsong, the Katinas, Jonathan Pierce, and many others including GMA Dove Award winners Natalie Grant, Ron Kenoly and Don Moen.
Steve’s top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar, has helped thousands of guitarists in over 95 countries across the globe. It received the 2008 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice Award for outstanding guitar instructional materials. He has also released Learn & Master Spotlight Series Blues Guitar. Steve is a contributor to Gibson.com and is featured on the award winning Gibson Learn & Master Guitar iPhone app.
Not only is Steve an active guitarist playing and recording professionally in Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee, but he also holds a deep personal commitment and passion for teaching and training other guitarists to excel in their talents. As a published author of several articles on various aspects of excellence in musicianship, he is a sought-after speaker and teacher conducting guitar-playing and music workshops in churches and venues across the United States and abroad, reaching as far as New Zealand and South America. Steve has taught thousands of guitar lessons to players of all ages and skill levels—helping them go from where they are to where they want to be.
Whether it is playing classical guitar at a university, acoustic guitar in a recording session, or electric guitar for thousands with a Grammy-winning artist in an arena, Steve's musical excellence and versatility combined with a gift for communicating in an easily understood and practical way is a major asset to his students and a key to the incredible success of Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar.
Steve lives with his beautiful wife and three growing boys in Spring Hill, Tennessee. From there, Steve travels worldwide conducting workshops in addition to his speaking and playing schedule.
This video is Steve Krenz playing guitar at the Nashville Jazz Workshop for a video shoot he was doing in conjunction with Gibson Guitars in the spring of 2010.
Steve playing a smooth Jazz Guitar song from the course. This video was filmed at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.
Video of Steve playing Ode to Joy at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.