Troy Stetina is an internationally recognized guitarist and music educator. Guitarist/songwriter/producer for Second Soul - heavy alternative/modern rock band featuring vocalist Scott Yanke, drummer Eddie Shapanski and bassist Ryan Loehe. Guitarist/producer for prog metal side project Dimension X - "Implications of a Genetic Defense" (Unicorn Records, 2007). Solo guitar artist: Exottica - Instrumental Guitar CD (ModRock Records, 2000). Author of over 35 instructional guitar methods and DVDs for Hal Leonard Corporation, which have sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Runs Artist Underground recording studio in the Milwaukee area, where he occasionally produces other bands as well as his own projects. Formerly "Return of the Shred" columnist for GuitarOne magazine. Formerly Director of Rock Guitar Studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Private instructor to high profile artists. Main formative influences: Randy Rhoads, Van Halen, Beethoven, Paganini, and all 70s and 80s guitarists. Current Influences: Modern rock, metal, classical, movie soundtracks...anything that's well done. Read the interview"