Michael Gagen, the son of Stringz Guitar Studio founder Paul, learned to play guitar in a musical household. He was soon writing music, working in music stores, playing in bands and holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Creative Industries, and his principal major was music. Learning from Paul for the first 9 years of his playing, and from here went on to learn jazz guitar under the tutelage of Brisbane jazz great Rick Purdie, and furthered his understanding of the fretboard, modal theory and lead guitar playing under the guidance of esteemed guitar teacher Clyde Shipke.
He has developed a diverse, eclectic and often starkly contrasted range of guitar styles and approaches, steeped in a diverse understanding of musical theory, showcased in his work with Australian post rock group hazards of swimming naked,
in the cinematic and ethereal work of Australian shoegaze/instrumental group Echotide,
and with former Australian progressive rock outfit Arcane.
Michael currently works professionally with instrumental Australian post rock music groups, Echotide & hazards of swimming naked, records ambient and film music works under the moniker agrammeofsoma and his former projects include Australian progressive rock group Arcane.
2015 sees him teaching at Stringz Guitar Studio, regularly touring the country, in and out of recording studios and performing with hazards of swimming naked in almost every esoteric location imaginable; traversing everywhere from house parties to the QLD Gallery of Modern Art.
To book a lesson with Michael, please contact us.