Subjects Taught: Guitar, Bass
Ages: 5 & up
Skill Levels: Beginner to advanced
Experience: +15 Years
Anthony Pitt’s musical journey has brought him back home to Houston, TX. He loves Texas, soccer, and most of all, playing music.
Anthony was born in Miami, Fl in the early 80′s to an American father and a Colombian mother. Not only was he fortunate enough to grow up speaking both English and Spanish fluently, but he was also exposed to a variety of music and dancing. He moved to Houston, Tx in the early 90′s and began playing guitar soon after. Up until that point his main passion in life was playing soccer, but playing guitar and bass soon became equally as addicting. He has played in bands since he was in 8th grade. Anthony even jumped off his bass amp during his very first performance at his middle school talent show! From then on he was always floating around between different bands because he had the ability to play both guitar and bass. His primary instrument on stage is bass, but spent his formative musical years playing guitar.
In college, Anthony joined a band named Overshot and had his first taste of playing big gigs. For three years he opened up for bands including: Blue October, Bowling for Soup, Sammy Hagar, and Jerry Cantrell in Houston, Tx. “I was totally caught up with all the success we were having and did not realize, as I do now, how much work it takes to keep a band moving forward. Unfortunately, the band broke up soon after they all moved to Austin. Anthony went on to get a job using his degree from Recording Engineering School doing A/V work for the Four Seasons and the Driskill hotels for two years. He soon discovered that did not suit him well and joined a local band named Full Service which taught him the businesses of music.”
Anthony played bass with Full Service for the 6 years, touring the country performing more times then he could count. Throughout those 6 years he had the opportunity to open for countless national acts including: Pepper, Paul Wall, The Expendables, SOJA, G. Love, Mix Master Mike, Sublime with Rome, Pato Banton, Rebirth Brass Band, Deftones, State Radio and provide tour support for multiple shows with 311 and Badfish.
He knows firsthand what it is like to be on the road and make a living performing. “It is hard work to be a successful touring band, it takes the commitment and dedication to practice every day, write, book shows/tours, maintain equipment and transportation, inventory/make/sell merchandise, budget, travel 6 months a year, and not to mention play and perform night in and night out while doing everything else.” says Anthony.
As Anthony is now a father, his musical journey has brought him back home to be close to family. Anthony is “lucky enough to do what I love for fun, and for a living through playing and teaching.” <!–