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Music Faculty

Phone: (210) ***-****  HQ Phone
Saint Mary's Hall
9401 Starcrest Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78217
United States

Company Description: Saint Mary's Hall provides excellence in academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits supported by tradition, spirituality, high ethical standards, and an emphasis on...   more
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Employment History

Education

  • University of the Incarnate Word
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Saint Mary's Hall Texas ~ Latest News
www.smhall.org, 29 Mar 2010 [cached]
SMH Faculty, George Gaytan, Releases CD
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SMH Guitar Teacher and Artist, George Gaytan, will be releasing a new CD entitles, Shades of Green on March 21.
George Gaytan - Classical Guitarist
georgegaytan.virtualave.net, 11 Nov 2001 [cached]
George Gaytan - Classical GuitaristHome | Appearing | Bio | Listen | Reviews | Photos | Links | Book Order
Momentary Heroes by George GaytanReview from WaterCress Press
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by George Gaytan
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After his death in December 1994, his son George began to research the history of the Walker and its survivors.As he found his father's shipmates, he obtained interviews and photographs, and has put them together into this remarkable story of a US Navy destroyer and its crew in combat.
George Gaytan is a well-known and accomplished classical guitarist, performing throughout Texas, and is on the music faculty at a private prep school in San Antonio, Texas.
6 x 9, paper, xiv, 132, over 85 illustrationsISBN 0-934955-46-8
Momentary Heroes by George GaytanGeorge Gaytan
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George Gaytan is one.
Gaytan, a teacher and well-known guitarist, has a new book coming out that marks this year's Veterans Day.
Titled "Momentary Heroes - a Tribute to a Father's Generation," Gaytan's first published effort focuses on the story of his father, the late Jesse Gaytan, and his years as a quartermaster on the USS Walker, a Navy destroyer, in WWII.
Gaytan spent two years pulling together more than 85 photos and stories from his dad's shipmates, their widows and children.
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"I hope," Gaytan told me, "this is a fitting tribute to my father and his generation."
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The "little guitar boy," George Gaytan, has released a low-key, high-quality I4-song CD, Gift of Christmas.
Gaytan, a local classical guitarist, with help from Sarah Cote (viola), Madalyn Blanchett, (flute and recorder), Anne Marie Kleberg Bailey (vocals), and Penny Vera (vocals), has produced an elegant holiday treasure, one that merits repeated listenings.
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With fluid, delicate fretwork, Gaytan serves up an understated yet emotional holiday soundtrack.
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George Gaytan's dream is to score original music and perform it for films, public radio and television.But, for now, he doesn't mind the crown he's been awarded by the local catering community: "King of the Background Music.'
While some musicians might rankle at the sometimes less-than-visible role he plays at dinners, cocktail parties, benefits, wedding receptions and convention events, Gaytan accepts the title with irrepressible charm and a certain twinkle in his eye.
"I make a good living and I'm touching people with music.That's my dream," he says."Why would I complain?"
Tall, dark and, yes, handsome, the 43 year-old Gaytan is full of energy and not nearly as mellow as most of the music he plays -- and pens.
"I've got good energy, and l love entertaining.It's a great opportunity for me, and lots of people love my work. (Texas First Lady) Laura Bush, for one," he says."The high point of my career so far has been playing for the Forbes magazine convention on the grounds of the Alamo."
Gaytan says he works more than many local musicians -- four or five nights a week -- and for the past several years has woven a career as a full-time working musician, part-time music teacher at Saint Mary's Hall and part-time office manager at a local realtors office.
His easy-on-the-ears classical guitar has gained him an electronic following, too.Two Christmas CDs have been privately published, to the delight of local fans."Portraits," a compilation of original songs and arrangements in memory of his father, is out on local label Sonar, with another as-yet-unnamed CD due out in September.He has col-laborated with local vocalists and musicians, notably Sarah Cote, violist with the San Antonio Symphony, on some of his compact disks.
"I'm (local producer) Dub Hankins' mainstream offering," he explains.
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Gaytan knew at an early age that a life centered around music was for him, although he confesses to a love of history.In his spare time, he is working on a book about World War II veterans, an homage to his father's generation.But music has always been his first love.
There was always music in my house," he says about his child-hood.As a student, he was active in the Houston School District's string program and played in the youth symphony from the first grade on.First he took up violin and, then, in the sixth grade, "My teacher saw that I was going to be pretty big, so she switched me over to the viola."In his late teens, he began learning to play classical guitar.
"The guitar had more application," Gaytan explains.
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George Gaytan strums soothing classics on his new CD, Portraits.
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Gaytan strummed selections from his Christmas album at the San Pedro location of Barnes & Noble and says that although it's not a dream performance venue, he nonetheless appreciates the fact that the bookstore supports local and regional artists.
As you might imagine, classical guitarists are not in heavy demand in San Antonio's well-known live music venues.Still, Gaytan has managed to pursue his career at private shows, parties, and gatherings where his subtle guitar stylings provide unobtrusive entertainment."I'm not a hotshot, I'm the king of background music" says the happy-go-lucky musician. who works as a real estate photographer and teaches at St. Mary's Hall.
To experience the soothing sounds of Gaytan's guitar, his new CD, Portraits offers 16 selections that touch on a wide variety of influences from Bach to Beethoven.Protestant hymns to Spanish ballads.
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All material © 2003 George Gaytan
George Gaytan | Anthony Armstrong Agency
www.aa-agency.com, 1 Dec 2011 [cached]
George Gaytan
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George Gaytan is locally known for his skillful blend of harmonious classics and softly strummed contemporary guitar music. He is also a recording artist with CD's The Gift of Christmas, Portraits, Ventana, and the recently released Passages. George is a San Antonio native and alumni of the University of the Incarnate Word, Bachelor of Music Degree.
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naccu.org, 12 Sept 2003 [cached]
George Gaytan
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George Gaytan, Classical Guitarist
George Gaytan is known for his skillful blend of harmonious classics and softly strummed contemporary guitar music, he is also a Sonar Records recording artist with CD's The Gift of Christmas, Portraits, and the recently released Ventana.George is a San Antonio native and alumni of the University of the Incarnate Word.
San Antonio Wedding blog, San Antonio event blog-Panache Event Group
www.panacheeventgroup.com, 7 Feb 2011 [cached]
Guitarist- George Gaytan Photographer- Philip Thomas Photography Videography- Mark Thomas Pro Photo
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