Marco Villarreal starting teaching and playing professionally in 1989. He attended Musician's Institute and Berklee College of Music. Some of his teachers include Fareed Haque, Pat Martino, Mick Goodrick among others. He currently teaches and performs in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
"Marco is a great friend and amazing player and musician! Chops, changes, tone and a serious composer. Marco brings true artistry to the rock and fusion guitar world."
Fareed Haque(Sting, Joe Zawinul, Garaj Mahal)
“Marco is a rare musical talent. He can translate seemingly abstract musical ideas into tangible, meaningful pieces of music. It’s a pleasure to work with him.”
Tony Franklin(The Firm, Blue Murder)
“In Jazz there are many great interpreters of the music and then there are many great creators of that music. Marco Villarreal fits into both of those categories”
Robert Irving III
(9 year Miles Davis Collaborator)
The best NWI and Chicago guitar teacher! Research this guy..... He is amazing.
Marco is an excellent teacher, he is patient, he really wants you to learn how to play.