Born and raised in South Philly, guitarist Phil Romeo has been playing in and around the Philadelphia area for over thirty years. Phil has performed with music legends Rufus Harley, Grover Washington Jr, Al Green and Doc Gibbs,
Phil received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education from Temple University. His studies have been in classical guitar, piano and jazz improvisation. of Phil’s teachers have included classical guitarist Peter Segal, jazz saxophonist Michael Pedicin Jr. and Philly’s legendary guitarist Joe Sgro.
For over two decades Phil has served as a Music Specialist in the Philadelphia Public School System. Currently Phil is located at Greenfield School on 22nd & Chestnut in Center City. Phil also gives private instruction on the guitar and piano at his home studio.
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"I’m not sure how I would catagorize my style of guitar playing. I’ve been influenced by so many excellent musicians and not all of them necessarily guitar players. Mainly, I try not to sound like anyone but myself".
“When playing an instrument, the most important issue is to develop your own sound, your own voice. Together, we practice to find a piece of yourself in the song that you’re playing. That’s when you see the results of your study and when it becomes the most satisfying and gratifying.
“You can never fully be the guitar player that you would like to be all of the time. But I think you can be that guitar player at least some of the time if you work real hard at it. Just don’t take yourself too seriously. There’s always a bigger fish!”
Phil Romeo released his first CD, GUITARCITY in 2009 and has been featured in Philadelphia Guitar Examiner. Phil is corrently working on a second release and continues his work in the studio by producing other talent.