Erol Oz has a doctorate in classical music. He teaches classical guitar, popular music, and music theory at the University of South Florida.
He is also a song-writing mentor for the Del Couch Music Education Foundation.
The Oz Guitar Method & The Oz Ukulele Method available from F-flat books.
Look for Music Theory for Songwriters with your favorite podcasts!
| Singer-Songwriter | Award-winning Guitarist | Music Professor | Educator |
Erol Oz is a classically trained guitarist whose music defies genre boundaries. He is an award-winning guitarist and author who has been featured on radio stations across the country. His songwriting is an amalgam of indie rock, power pop, colorful jazz chords, folk-inspired fingerpicking, and altered tunings. His classical guitar programs include an eclectic range from serene to fiery tango to avant-garde.
New EP Reverie is set to release on all streaming platforms on Friday 5/21! Reverie features remasters of favorites like “City Lights” as well as the previously unreleased “Dream My Life Away”.
“Dream My Life Away” by Erol Oz is a lush, gorgeous song that showcases Erol’s beautiful classical guitar influences with rich lyrics, soulful vocals and wonderful harmonies. – J Kolb, Radio St. Pete.
“Happy” evokes the nostalgia of childhood. The memories, the people, the dreams of grandeur. But life rarely pans out according to plan, and sometimes you just have to make the most of the hand you’ve been dealt. As adults we’re all “learning to be happy”.
“Photograph“ is a power-pop narrative of heartbreak in the era of social media. It was mixed by a GRAMMY-nomated producer who has engineered and produced indie-rock darlings Death Cab for Cutie, City & Colour, and more. Photograph was mastered by veteran mastering engineer Carl Saff who has worked with hundreds or artists including Kishi Bashi.
“a lush, gorgeous song that showcases Erol’s beautiful classical guitar influences with rich lyrics, soulful vocals and wonderful harmonies.“– J Kolb, Radio St. Pete, USA
Song “Dream My Life Away”
“…powerful and honest lyrics”– Radio Airplay Blog, USA
“Lyrically contemporary and tonally timeless, Photograph bears the unmistakeable sheen of artistic authenticity!”– Radio Airplay Blog, USA
“…manages to deliver each line with a longing for those forgotten hazy summer days.”– Radio Airplay Blog, USA
“This US Singer-songwriter follows in the footsteps of Vance Joy with this wistful new croon”– Mystic Sons Blog, UK
Song “Rearview Mirror”
“…il y a de la bonne humeur même si la chanson raconte une histoire à propos d’une ex compagne d’Erol. Nous avons aimé l’énergie et la manière de jouer mais aussi de chanter.”– Direct Actu Blog, FR
Song “I Would Be Lost (Without You)”
“Erol Oz’s sound is at once delicate and devastating! Blending expert acoustic picking with nostalgia-drenched overdriven electric work, Oz’s original song Photograph runs the full gamut from folky to fiery – granting his clarion vocals a firm harmonic and rhythmically tight foundation from which to launch. Lyrically contemporary and tonally timeless, Photograph bears the unmistakeable sheen of artistic authenticity!” – Jon Wright, RadioAirplay Blog
“Erol’s vocals are really strong with a nice tenor range. He manages to deliver each line with a longing for those forgotten hazy summer days. And the music he has crafted floats along on a perfectly mellow acoustic guitar and shuffling jazz beat that is equally pleasing to the ear.” – Joshua Pfeiffer, Radio AirPlay Blog.
“Erol Oz delivers powerful and honest lyrics in Free, never sugar coating the struggles of being an artist, instead, giving encouragement and reason to never give up on one’s artistry. Free is the best of Americana music, displaying gorgeous arrangements of string instruments, with a performance that displays Erol’s classically trained background as well as his velvety voice. Everything here is right. We need more Erol Oz types in this world.” – Ama Cruz, RadioAirplay Blog