February Troubadour Tuesdays

Michael George Gonzalez – Booking 2018 gonzo@michaelgeorgemusic.com | (585)237-8442 | facebook.com/stargroove   Michael George Gonzalez is a guitarist, composer, and music teacher based in Geneva, NY. For over two decades he has performed, taught, and lived throughout the United States. He averages 200 solo performances a year in addition to his work as an session Read more about February Troubadour Tuesdays[…]

Troubador Tuesdays

What is Troubador Tuesdays? Troubador Tuesdays is a weekly celebration of original music from the Finger Lakes. An acoustic show hosted by Geneva based musician, guitarist, and composer Michael George Gonzalez every Tuesday night at Kashong Creek Craft Cider. Where is Troubador Tuesdays? Each week Troubador Tuesdays is hosted by Kashong Creek Craft Cider in Read more about Troubador Tuesdays[…]

Joni Mitchell Tribute Show

The iconic songs of Joni Mitchell are reimagined by some of The Smith’s favorite local and regional musicians. This exclusive tribute concert features beloved Rochester songstress Connie Deming performing Mitchell’s 1971 Blue album. Branded by Democrat and Chronicle music writer Jeff Spevak as “the best pure singer in the city, a performer with Joni Mitchell Read more about Joni Mitchell Tribute Show[…]


WhorlWood is an acoustic trio comprised of Michael George Gonzalez (voice + guitar), Perry Cleaveland (voice + mandolin + fiddle), Dan Lopata (upright bass). Their music spans the full spectrum of styles including originals and classics. From Folk to Funk…Bluegrass to Brazilian…Rags to Reggae and all that’s between they keep audiences on their toes. ABOUT Read more about Whorlwood[…]

Finger Lakes Ukulele Group

For the past several years I have studied and taught ukulele in Washington and Hawaii. Both places have a vibrant ukulele culture with active community groups designed to bring ukulele enthusiasts together, while providing opportunities to learn and develop their skills. I have been fortunate to teach hundreds of people how to play ukulele through Read more about Finger Lakes Ukulele Group[…]

Music Theory with Michael George

Music Anatomy | chords, scales, and keys

Feel unsure or intimidated by keys, chords, or scales? Wish you knew which scale to play and when? Want to learn songs by ear? Need a better sense of how to write songs? Learn music theory fundamentals from an experienced musician and teacher. I understand how music works…but more importantly I know how to explain Read more about Music Anatomy | chords, scales, and keys[…]

Voice Lessons Geneva, NY

Female Singer Sought [Finger Lakes]

Thanks for taking a moment to read this post. Please feel free to share with your friends or refer me to potential singers and musicians you know. I am searching for a female vocalist for a new recording/performance project. She should be comfortable singing both smooth and powerful on music that draws from styles including Read more about Female Singer Sought [Finger Lakes][…]

Travis Picking

After learning the common cowboy chords and strumming patterns many guitar players are unsure how to develop their rhythmic approach to get variety in their sound. One option is fingerstyle guitar. Playing with a pick is an essential skill, but learning fingerstyle techniques will add depth and sophistication to your sound. Sell your beats online Read more about Travis Picking[…]

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins

“When I play, what I try to do is to reach my subconscious level. I don’t want to overtly think about anything, because you can’t think and play at the same time — believe me, I’ve tried it (laughs).” ~Sonny Rollins Original Post from Sonny Rollins interview on NPR Post by Michael George Music.

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New Student Openings

I’m happy to announce openings in my schedule for private students in the Geneva area. This includes parts of Monroe, Wayne, and Ontario counties. All ages and skill levels are welcome to sign-up. Receive a discount when you pay by the month. Special rates for seniors. All lesson programs are tailored to the individual. The Read more about New Student Openings[…]

Newshade [album]

Newshade is the latest studio album from Michael George. This recording demonstrates his versatility and the diversity of Michael's musical influences. Newshade explores interpretations of jazz, roots, blues, and bossa nova music… …After a decade living, studying and performing in the Pacific Northwest Michael returned home to upstate New York in 2006. This brought him Read more about Newshade [album][…]