Our Guitar Instructors
Dan Confait started playing guitar as young teenager and developed a passion for music. He started his college education at Meridian Community College where he studied music and performed in the MCC R&B Group - Dimensions, MCC Choir, the MCC Jazz Band, and the MCC Classical Guitar Ensemble. During his time at MCC, Dan received the H.M. Ivy Award and competed in the Mississippi Guitar Festival where he won first place in his category. Dan then continued his studies to the University of Southern Mississippi as a Music Theory/Composition major with an emphasis in guitar and vocals. During his time at USM, Dan performed at various restaurants and bars as a solo performer and with various bands. He then joined the rock band, Sypher, as the touring bass player. During the next few years, Dan would get to share the stage with many talented and accomplished musicians including Wes Lee, Saliva, Pop Evil, Evan's Blue, Taproot, and none other than Duff McKagan (of GnR)! Dan moved to the Jackson area in 2010 and has taught over 150 students the joy of music. In the Spring of 2014, Dan founded DC Guitar Studio in the Madison area with hopes of growing the music scene in Madison. Dan also continues to perform locally at weddings and various restaurants and bars.
Eric Hartzog started playing guitar at the age of 10. He was introduced to guitar by his older Cousin, Sam “Sammy Sixx” Donald of the band Whiskey Kiss out of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Eric took lessons throughout the years from Sam and Terry, Mississippi native Daniel McMillian.. Eric is also a saxophone and bassoonist. He started his college education at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where he majored in Music Education with an emphases in Bassoon. During this time Eric played small coffee house gigs and became Co-Worship leader for the Campus Wesley Foundation. Eric started a band with Josh Gray named “Faith Renown” and played at church events all over the MS Gulf Coast. After leaving MGCCC, Eric transferred to Belhaven University where he changed his major to Music Performance in Jazz Guitar and study under Jackson, MS native Dennis Bonds. Eric is a current graduate of Belhaven and is now instructor here at DC Guitar Studio. Some of Eric's music influences are Keith Urban, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Guthrie Govan, SRV, Jewel, and Johnny Rzenik.