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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.

NEW RELEASE:

His new release “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.

“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, Radio AirPlay Blog

“Photograph” © 2020 Erol Ozsever
“City Lights” © 2020 Erol Ozsever

CURRENT RELEASE:

“Free” © 2020 Erol Ozsever

Free is the bittersweet narrative of the hardship musicians face in 2020.
“Erol Oz delivers powerful and honest lyrics in ‘Free’ […]. 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.” – Radio Airplay Blog.
Free features Steve Connelly–touring lead guitarist for Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Roger McGuinn of the Byrds–on the pedal steel guitar.

Quotes:

“Lyrically contemporary and tonally timeless, Photograph bears the unmistakeable sheen of artistic authenticity!”

– Radio Airplay Blog, USA
Song “Photograph”

…powerful and honest Lyrics”

– Radio Airplay Blog, USA
Song “Free”

“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)”

Reviews:

“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 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