Teague Purtell Bio

  • Born Oct.30, 1971 in Adelaide Australia
  • Spent early childhood in Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA
  • Later childhood and teen years in Newcastle, New Brunswick CANADA
  • Became interested in music at a very early age. With first earliest recollection being love for ABBA.
  • Began playing Saxophone at 13 (thank you Mr.Doiron). Continued to play and take lessons until high school graduation.
  • Began playing piano at 14 . Continued to play and take lessons until high school graduation. Never really stopped playing piano.
  • Began playing guitar at 15 . Became favorite instrument (thank you Mr. Learo). Formed first rock band. Played dances throughout high school years. Went on to study seriously after high school.
  • 1989-1990 Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass. USA Studied under the direction of Garrison Fewell.
  • 1990-1991 Humber College, Toronto, Ontario CANADA Studied under the direction of Peter Harris. Played in small jazz ensemble and rock cover band.
  • 1991-1993 Traveled with Disaster Area and Battery (Metallica Tribute) across the United States and Canada playing nearly 500 shows.
  • 1993-1997 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio USA Studied under the direction of Bob Fraser. Played guitar in the CSU Big Band and a small guitar ensemble.
  • 1994 Began playing cello. Received scholarship and studied under the direction of Brian Dumm from the Cleveland Orchestra. While at CSU played cello in the CSU orchestra and a string quartet.
  • 1995 Hired to teach group classes at new state of the art teaching facility in Parma OH.
  • 1996 Did a series of guitar clinics for Lentines Music.
  • 1997 Teamed with Don Richards to start group music lessons at his 22 year old Piano and Organ Sales Center.
  • 1997 Joined Moonlight Drive (North America's first tribute to The Doors).
  • 1998 Rejoined Disaster Area. Slowly becoming cyberfied.
  • 1999 The official opening of Teague Purtell Music Learning and Musiclearning.Com
  • 2000 Spent the year learning about internet marketing and making lessons for the members section.
  • 2001 Met Andrew Braxton and formed Esoteriqa with drummer Dave Cowan (full time Berklee instructor) and bassist Katz Goto.
  • 2002 Began the recording of first solo cd.
  • 2003 Finished solo cd. 13 tracks
  • 2004 Formed live band to be known as tripfuse to perform solo cd.
  • 2005 tripfuse performs throughout Ohio concentrating on Cleveland, Columbus, Akron/Canton, Elyria, Sandusky and Toledo.
  • 2006 August 25th - Marks the end of 9 years playing guitar with legendary Moonlight Drive.
  • 2006 The 2600 mile move to Vancouver B.C. Canada.
  • 2007 Started YouTube account for guitar lesson videos and tripfuse related stuff. Ended year with 40,000 total views and 53 subscribers :)
  • 2008 Writing 2nd tripfuse cd, joined Issah Contractor's band of monster Vancouver musicians named FruXure. Ended YouTube year with 1.3 million views and 2,187 subscribers :)
  • 2009 tripfuse recording new EP at Omega Media Core Studio in Richmond BC with producer Jason Martin. Ended YouTube year with 4.5 million views and 7, 652 subscribers
  • 2010 Ended YouTube year with 9 million views and 14,327 subscribers
  • 2011 Joined Wed, Thurs, Fri house band at Vancouver's Legendary Roxy night club. Ended YouTube Year with 14.2 million views and 19,243 subscribers.
  • 2012 Ended YouTube year with 19.7 million views and 23,362 subscribers

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