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Dallton Santos

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Date of Birth: July 25, 1976
Been playing guitar since: 1995

I started by playing the acoustic guitar. My father taught me the first chords and the first band I became fan of were the Beatles. Then, after feel months I became interested in guitar watching Slash and bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden. After these group's addiction, I started to listen to Van Halen, so I began to feel in my playing a big the influences of Eddie´s playing and all 80's hard rock bands. I started gigging very early with some rock bands and soon had some professional work.

The teaching in my life started with some friends and neighbors and then gradually grew more and more. I didn't expect the number of students would grow up so fast, so I decided to focus on this carrier and founded a Guitar Institute here in my city. I still host classes nowadays because I love to teach.

I have 4 solo CDs, one song from my last CD won an international music contest, and I have also some appearances in Brazilian magazines and sites worldwide.

At the moment, I'm producing a my new CD and working with my group No-Metric.

Playing and Influences
I have many, many... influences. Here are my top favorites. Let me start with the guitar players that I like: Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Brett Garsed, Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth, Greg Howe, Scott Henderson.
Others: Michael Brecker, John Coltrane, Frank Zappa, Hermeto Pascoal, Arnold Schönberg, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Chick Correa, John Cage, Jean Luc Ponty.

It will be a pleasure to share my lessons with everyone, and I hope I can meet and make new good friends here!

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