Fred Gillett Resume
Instruments taught: Guitar, Violin, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo
Education and Training
High School – Newport Harbor High School
Associate Degree (Fine Arts) – Orange Coast College
Bachelor Degree (Music Education) – Cal-State Univ., Fullerton
Private Instruction (Approx 22 yrs) – Simon Plas, Darrell Mann, Hyman Shulman, Bill Kurasch, Joachim Chassman, Kenneth Goldsmith, Billy Fender, Aaron Shearer.
U.S. Navy Band – 7 years
Stationed in Washington, D.C. Proud veteran of the U.S. Armed Services. Performed at State Funeral of President (and fellow Navy Veteran) John F. Kennedy, at the White House, and at many Dept. of State diplomatic functions and state dinners.
Fred has played with/for President & Mrs. Gerald Ford, Senator Robert Dole, Walter & Lenore Annenberg, Sonny Bono, Toni Tennille, Danny Thomas, Angie Dickenson, Jack Jones, Hal Linden, Janet Leigh, Roddy McDowell, Anne Murray, Cesar Romero, Engelbert Humperdink, Bobby Goldsboro, Debbie Reynolds, Andy Williams, Billy Strange, Wayne Newton, Doug Kershaw, Loretta Lynn, Ed Ames, The Supremes, Bill Medley, Anna-Maria Alberghetti, Skiles & Henderson, Richard Harris, John Denver, Si Zentner, Carmen Dragon, Carol Lawrence, Bob & Delores Hope, Tony Bennett, Pat Boone, Nelson Riddle, Henry & Monica Mancini, George Benson, Edgar Bergen, Johnny Carson, Vikki Carr, Glen Campbell, Sarah Vaughn, Henry Brandon, Giorgio Tozzi, Dick VanDyke, Lyric Opera Assn of O.C., American Light Opera Company, White House, U.S. State Dept, American Cinema Awards Foundation, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim Convention Center, Crazy Horse, Melodyland, Baltimore Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Norfolk Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Orange County Symphony, Pacific Symphony, UCI Chamber Symphony, South Coast Ballet, Irvine Symphony Orchestra, Desert Symphony, O.C. Performing Arts Center, Long Beach Grand Opera, Long Beach Symphony, Recording studios, TV and Motion Picture dates. Fred Has played most every major Hotel, Yacht Club, Country Club, and Convention Center in Southern California, and most of the minor ones, too.
42 years – 36 years in the Orange County Area. Fred is accepted as qualified by local Colleges & Universities.
Fred is an excellent teacher and a fine musician. His education and performance experience coupled with his desire to help young people of all ages, is a sure formula for success. Fred has also enjoyed sharing his professional standing with pupils that have “done their homework”.