My name is Neal Nagaoka.
I am a guitarist/musician. Been playing guitar since the age of 12. My father is actually a very well known artist in Japan. His name is Shusei Nagaoka. Thanks to my dad, this is probably the main reason why I chose to become a musician and follow in his artistic footsteps. When I was younger, I was very fortunate to study under some of the best teachers in the world and I am truly grateful for that! As far as my journey through life, it hasn't always been a smooth ride due to health issues but I am very thankful for all the great friends and family members that has helped support me in getting this far. I also had the priviledge to study and perform with some of the most incredible musicians in the world and even teach some amazing students. For now, I am just enjoying the ride and hope it gets even better. :-)
As far as my professional career goes, I currently have 3 Instrumental CDs out. I was also a teacher at Musicians Institute and currently a teacher at the National Guitar Workshop. I have had several different endorsements in the past but at the present time, I am endorsing ESP Guitars and Dimarzio Pickups. Other companies I have worked for and endorsed other companies such as ENGL Amplification, Point Technologies, Double Whammy Tremolos and Kellar Bass Systems.
* The Crossing 1997
* The Second Coming 2001
* Transition 2008
* ESP Guitars
* Dimarzio Pickups
* Managing Green Horizon Studios
* Performing Guitar
* Engineering and Mixing.
* Arranging and transcribing music scores.
* Teaching of guitar and music.
* Multitrack Recording and Editing, Mixing
* MIDI Sequencing, Notation.
* Graphics Design and Editing
* Web programming, development, editing and designing.
* IT, Network Troubleshooting
* Video and Audio Editing and Production.
Companies associated and worked with:
* National Guitar Workshop
* Musicians Institute
* ENGL Amplification
* Point Technologies
* Double Whammy
* Kellar Bass Systems
* Misc Musicians, Bands and Artists
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