Guitarist Emil Werstler brings unique fusion of Metal and Jazz to RO 2014

One of the best parts of Rock On Workshop is the variety of musical styles students bring to their showcase performances at the end of each week. Students express their musical passion through pop, punk, jazz, blues, folk and metal!  This year RO’s metal and jazz fusion enthusiasts will have the awesome opportunity to work with Emil Werstler at Rock On 2014!

Emil is lead guitarist for Cleveland based metal band Chimaira and is also commonly known for being the lead guitarist and co-writer in Daath as well as Levi/Werstler; the acclaimed instrumental project with Daath guitarist/producer Eyal Levi and Cynic drummer Sean Reinert. His sound can be described as metal fused with various genre’s of Jazz, namely Gypsy Jazz.

It’s ok to try this at home! Or Register for this Summer’s Rock On Workshop which includes new workshops in recording technology and technical theater and welcomes all levels and all instruments.

emil1Besides being a phenomenal guitar player, Emil is an active clinician for Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Instructor at, as well as an occasional columnist for publications such as Premier Guitar and Guitar World Magazine when he is not touring. His most current release with Chimaira, “Crown of Phantoms” entered the billboard 200 at number #52 and spent three weeks at number 1 on the CMJ Loud Rock charts.

Check out Emil’s official Blog, and register for Rock On 2014 today to improve your skills and take part in this awesome workshop!



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