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Bluetail are influenced primarily by classic rock, modern rock, and classic metal. The result has been the emergence of an eclectic repertoire that is diverse, compelling, and stands apart from contemporary rock bands, yet maintains an accessibility to a wide audience. From retro rock riffs and acoustic interludes, to pounding rhythms, thrashing metal passages, and even improvisational groovy jams, there is something for everyone in Bluetail’s music.

Gurnee Guitar Academy

A.J. teaches any style of guitar on acoustic or electric from rock, blues, metal, country, classical, jazz, as well as, electric bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo. He has been teaching for over 15 years and he studied music at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI where he received his B.A. in both Classical and Jazz Guitar Performance, and Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is also a member of the Guitar Foundation of America and the National Association for Music Education. Primarily, he is a full time instructor at The Music Gallery in Highland Park, where he is also the Director of Music Lessons and the most booked instructor with nearly 50 students and a waiting list. A.J. Hanson