Billy originally hails from Chicago, IL, where he studied under jazz great,. guitarist Peter Hix. He played professionally for many years with Chicagoland's favorite showgroup, "A Touch of Brass."
Upon moving to Colorado in 1980, Billy played with several bands in different music genres, including Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Country. He was a featured performer at the Barleen's Music Venue in Estes Park. and has played with show groups out of Denver and Beyond.
Currently, he performs with his Billy Bower Band as a 4-piece band, duo or trio or single. His style is energetic Rockin' Blues and a side of country! He is also a recording artist throughout Colorado.
Billy has 30+ years experience teaching guitar, with an emphasis on proper technique, alternate picking, and jazz chording. Students range from age 7 through adult. His students value his relaxed, fun, and respectful environment.
As an instructor, my goal is to identify what level a student is at and help them learn, create, and expand their horizons! Whether it be learning a good solid foundation or an intermediate or advanced player, I help the student move in the direction that they're passionate about, be it country, jazz, rock or blues, I will do my part in helping you achieve your goals.
My lessons are geared towards the student's skill level and interest. Of utmost importance is that they have fun and enjoy their lesson and are motivated to continue learning. It's a time to tap into your creative side and enjoy!
"As an instructor, Billy has the unique ability to make my guitar lessons as useful and enjoyable as possible. He is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend him highly". Joe
"Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student you have found the right instructor with Billy Bower. His years of teaching and performing live have given him the experience to provide you the best instruction no matter your level. Billy will work with you based on your knowledge and move along at your pace while continually challenging you to reach your goals as a guitarist". Dan