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INSTRUCTORS

Joe Wiles is the founder of the Rock n' Roll Conservatory in Auburn, Washington. The RnRC is a small facility dedicated to mentoring local independent artists by offering one-on-one instrument mentorship, studio recording, radio airplay, help with performances, and even band mentorship. Joe surfaced on the internet as a guitar tutorialist in the winter of 2008 and has become one of the most viewed guitar instructors on the internet with over 24 million views on YouTube alone. Joe Wiles is also an actor, voice-over artist, and father of two beautiful little girls.
At the age of 6, Brandon Ghorley witnessed Elton John perform ‘Crocodile Rock’ with Kermit the Frog on the Muppets. From that point on, he knew he would spend the rest of his life making music, and entertaining audiences. Shortly thereafter, Ghorley began his studies on the piano. He has an extensive background in jazz, gospel, and contemporary styles, as well as over 20 years of performance experience. He currently plays, sings, and writes for the band THE BGP, and accompanies a number of regional artists, including Allen Stone and Nyoka. His signature passion and enthusiasm for music are the driving force behind his featured online music tutorials. As Ghorley puts it, “I fell in love with music at such a young age, and hope to help other kids do the same.”
Dango is the drummer for the punk band Amber Pacific who have released 3 Albums worldwide and toured the past 7 years including internationally. They have had songs on Video Games, TV Shows, Movie Soundtracks, Monday Night Football, had 4 music videos on MTV, MTV2, and Fuse, and had an album on Billboards Top 100. Dango also has a Bachelors degree in Commercial Music Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, studying under Chester Thompson (Phil Collins). Dango is also a private instructor, clinician, session drummer, and side man, as well as a member of the worship band Floodgate Alive. He has played with Chris Rice, Warren Barfield, Phil Joel (Newsboys), and Tommy Walker. He has also played with NOFX, Mxpx, Relient K, All TIme Low, and Sherwood. Dango released his first instructional DVD in 2009 and is sponsored by DW Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Heads, Vic Firth Sticks, and Protection Racket Cases. www.DangoEmpire.com