Originally from North Carolina, Jeff Fortier began playing the guitar at 15 years old in a church youth group band. He relocated to Western MA in 2008 and continued to learn and play with church groups as part of their worship teams. He learned mostly from his dad and on his own, through a variety of playing opportunities. He finds influences in all genres of music and currently plays with local bands such as Cold Shot, Bmovie Blues, Night Train Express, and Retro Floyd.
Jeff’s goal while teaching is to help each individual musician develop their talent. He wants to make sure the learning process is fun while recognizing that every student has different experiences and goals. In addition to his background in musical performance, Jeff also enjoys sharing his experiences in-studio recording sessions, both as a performer and sound engineer. He loves to teach students basic music reading and theory, as well as instrument maintenance. He is so happy to join the musicians here at Gerry’s Music Shop.