Vince Genella has been working consistently in the music business for over 20 years. Recording, performing, teaching guitar and working as a clinician at trade shows and music stores all over the country. He first picked up his fathers guitar Friday January 28th 1977 and has since studied under a number of teachers. Vince admits his taste has developed into something far too broad to be identified by any single guitarist or style of music. "I listen to everything, not just the guitar; woodwinds, brass, keys, vocal phrasing, anything I can learn from!" This variety has given his style of writing and playing a depth and durability that does not fall apart after the third or fourth listen. His instrumental compositions are led by searing melodic technique and passionate, fiery leads through mature song-oriented hooks and progressions.
Live Vince combines straightforward lead guitar with a showman's flair to create a dynamic on-stage presence. Currently Vince is working as a clinician for Randall MTS Series Amplifiers and Parker Guitars while maintaining a full teaching schedule, doing studio sessions for others, and recording his own music. Whether teaching, recording or performing Vince gets the job done, and has a blast doing so! "It's all about fun and the love of music. I'm grateful to be able to do what I love!"
Besides performing live in many different bands, teaching and touring the US as a clinician Vince has played on recordings for artists and music library's such as Bruton Music, BMG / Zomba Records and Firstcom. These recordings have been released and syndicated both nationally and internationally. Vince is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) which is The Grammy foundation.
Over the past 22 years as a teacher it's safe to say Vince has taught hundreds of "kids of all ages" how to play guitar, bass, along with music theory. "I'm not sure exactly how many people I've taught over the years, but it could be in the thousand + range. Between private lessons, teaching at high schools and music stores... I've been doing this full time for over 20 years now!" This amount of experience makes Vince a master guitar teacher, he is very patient and is excellent with children. Vince also has an extensive background in the retail side of music. "I've also worked in music stores since 1986, I couldn't picture doing anything else. Music is my life."
Vince's influences include Randy Rhoads, Van Halen, Steve Stevens, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, George Lynch, Prince, and Larry Mitchell. Just to name a few!