Dan Gillies is a Guitarist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer & Guitar Instructor in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Working primarily as a freelance musician for over a decade, Dan Gillies has a musical resume of diverse proportions. Similar to Clark Kent/Superman, Dan manages to wear several identities within the industry: performing, recording, collaborating, producing, writing and instructing. With a background in jazz, one can find him gigging with jazz groups at “classy” events and with alluring archtops! As a country guitar aficionado, he can be caught onstage at country music events with a killer band! As a collaborator, Dan works with artists and clients to achieve their musical visions.
A few highlights…
Dan produced the theme song “Alive” for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.
As an author, Dan contributes Guitar Columns/Reviews for Canadian Musician Magazine.
Dan is a sought after Instructor with tremendous experience teaching private lessons and running workshops, camps, recitals, and building curriculum. He was employed by the Keyano College Conservatory as a Guitar Instructor, and now runs his personal ‘Guitar Studio’ from their Theatre and Arts Centre.
Dan holds a Diploma from Grant MacEwan University in Music Performance, with a Major in Jazz and Contemporary Music; as well as a Music Diploma from Keyano College, with a Major in Classical and Jazz Guitar.
industry role: Musician (for hire)