Instructor of Guitar Studies Hobart and William Smith Colleges Director of Hobart and William Smith Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Greg Wachala is a respected guitarist and educator in the upstate New York area. He earned a Masters Degree in Music from Boston University, and is on the faculty at the prestigious Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as being an active performer playing over 200 gigs a year. He also endorses Benedetto Guitars and Godin Guitars.
Having gained a reputation as a passionate and innovative musician, Wachala has created an individual style on the guitar that crosses over many musical genres while staying true to the traditional styling of jazz.
He has recorded with multi-Platinum artist Jay Proctor and performed with Craig Schulman, Rick Balestra, Bob Sneider, Rodney Jones, Gene Bertoncini, and Walter White among others. Wachala has also perfomed in Las Vegas Showrooms, NYC Clubs, events for NASCAR, musicals, and countless other venues. He has also written music for television commercials.
Wachala also has many former students forging their own path in the music industry as performers and well as industry specialists.