and welcome to the museumofworldmusic.com. My name is Graeme Gibson.
My upbringing in music was informal and multifaceted. In other-words I
was deeply immersed into the listening and enjoyment of classical
music. And eventually engaged in music therapy which introduced me to
play piano with my teacher at the time and electronic keyboards at
home. Since my youth I became interested in stringed musical
instruments. I took an non-conventional route, my first stringed
instrument was a balalaika later a Turkish saz and it rolled down from
there. Currently I do play guitar among the many ethnic instruments I
have studied over the years.
list of music teachers was varied my first teacher was a music
therapist named Johanne Brodeur who originally is from Quebec she
least was instrumental [pun included] in getting me engaged with
music. Secondly through out my youth I briefly took lessons from
Bibs Ekkle who now resides in London England. Later I came into
contact with Randy Raine-Reusch who was introduced to me via a close
family friend a fellow eclectic musician Jaron Lanier he was a bit
skeptical on the first visit but he showed and tested me on knowing
the names of the musical instruments in which i was able to recite
each name. Randy was quite impressed and the lessons began. Through
other close friends I was introduced to Rene Hugo Sanchez who is
from Rio de Oropeza Peru, South America who currently remain as my
teachers and friends.
I became fascinated by lutherie and building, repairing and the
restoration of musical instruments. My first musical instrument
designed and built by a close friend and I was an electric guitar.
Second instrument was a cajita (pronounced cahita) in Spanish a
small percussion instrument shaped in a tapered box this and other
musical instruments that I built have are featured through out
this site. I have completed an electric bass guitar, and I'm
currently working on a theremin, an electronic instrument that
predates the synthesizer by at least 30 years or so.