John Demas

John Demas (Author, Educator, Inventor, and Performer) is the Program Coordinator for Classical Guitar Studies at the University of Tampa and the Program Coordinator for Jazz and Classical Guitar Studies at Hillsborough Community College and Florida College.

A native of Ambridge Pennsylvania, John Demas has been a freelance musician in the state of Florida since 1979.

Mr. Demas is an alumnus of Miami-Dade Community College, the University of Miami and earned his Degree with Honors in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of South Florida.

He has performed vocally and instrumentally playing guitar, mandolin and banjo with the Florida Orchestra, the Sarasota Opera Company and the Joffery Ballet Company.

Mr. Demas has also performed throughout the U.S. at numerous Greek weddings, baptisms, church dances, festivals and national conventions. He has recorded with many Greek bands during his career including Mike Kakias, Evzon, Pegasus, and The Omega Project.

John is the author of The Best of Greek Bouzouki, The John Demas Bouzouki Method, The John Demas Guitar Technique and Theory Workbook and The NailScale Handbook, which is a nail care and maintenance guide for the classical guitarist. John is also the co-inventor of The NailScale, a precision nail measuring device for the classical guitarist and The FretMap, a clip-on fretboard navigational and illustration system.

Mr. Demas has made numerous television and radio appearances over the years educating the public and promoting the Classical Guitar and the Greek Bouzouki.