Troy Stetina

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Troy Stetina is an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso and music educator.
  • Author of more than 25 instructional book/CDs, methods and videos for Hal Leonard Corporation (the world's largest music print publisher) which have sold over 400,000 copies worldwide.

  • Solo artist with two music CDs available as well as guest appearances on many others.

  • Senior contributing writer for GuitarOne magazine.

  • Runs "Artist Underground" recording studio in the Milwaukee area, where he produces other bands as well as his own projects.

  • Formerly Director of Rock Guitar Studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Troy now teaches independently.

  • Main formative influences: Randy Rhoads, Van Halen, Beethoven, Paganini. Current Influences: "Modern rock, metal, classical, movie soundtracks, trance...anything really. Anything that's well done."
Bio courtesy of
Beginning Metal Lead Guitar
Heavy Metal Guitar Tricks
Heavy Metal Lead Guitar, Vol 1
Heavy Metal Lead Guitar, Vol 2
Heavy Metal Rhythm Guitar, Vol 1
Heavy Metal Rhythm Guitar, Vol 2
Speed Mechanics For Lead Guitar
Thrash Guitar Method
I published a feature about Troy Stetina
May 29 2001

The Many Hats of Troy Stetina
The man behind the method books talks with WholeNote about teaching, producing, the social aspects of rock, and of course, guitar playing.
<font size="4">I</font>f you've ever spent time either learning from a current instructional book, or browsing through the various offerings at your favorite local or on-line music store, you've no doubt heard of Troy Stetina. One of Hal Leonar...(more)