Guitar - Ukulele - Bass
Travis Vega: B.M. Jazz Studies
Travis’s earliest childhood memories consist of sneaking into his brother’s room and picking up his guitar. Those powerful, vivid moments sparked a musical conversation that continues to this day.
While playing that guitar, one strum at a time, Travis was deeply moved by his connection to the instrument. When his brother eventually gifted him the guitar, Travis began exploring musical styles. Though he enjoys and appreciates many types of music, it was jazz that eventually became Travis’s primary genre and passion.
Soon enough, Travis realized that he was picking up bad habits, and that he could only go so far on his own. He signed up for music lessons and began his formal training in order to further his desire to play complex pieces, perform, and compose. After completing high school, Travis enrolled in the Musicians Institute in California. Upon graduating, he released his debut 2004 CD, “Through the Valley,” which was well-received on the Northern Californian jazz scene.
Travis has continually released pieces influenced by the fluid agility of jazz artists, including George Benson, Wes Montgomery, and Carlos Santana. His most recent compositions include the 2019 release of, “A Call To Harvest.”
In addition, Travis is a musical composer for television networks, including TLC, Comedy Central, and NatGeo. In 2011, Travis became a professional guitar instructor at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, Ca.
Since those early days, Travis has become fully rooted in music education, and he is inspired by introducing young artists to the same experience he had when he first picked up a guitar.
Travis takes the mindset of a performing professional musician into his method of applied guitar and applied music theory. Students who take lessons with Travis will appreciate his vast knowledge of music fundamentals, his encouragement to step outside of their comfort zones, and his ability to make music education a way of finding oneself.