Daris Adkins (guitar)

Daris has worked professionally as a guitarist in virtually all styles of music for over 30 years. His experience includes teaching, performing, writing, and recording.  He has been with the Stebal Staff since 2006.   A Cleveland native, Daris spent more than a decade living in Los Angeles, CA where he gained valuable experience working in many of the city’s top recording studios.

National and International touring experience includes performances at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Staples Center LA, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Blossom Music Center, Orpheum Theatre, Warfield Theatre, House Of Blues, CBGB and many more.    Television appearances on “The Tonight Show” w/Jay Leno, “Late Night” w/Conan O’Brien, “The Late Late Show” w/Craig Kilborne, “Live from the Hard Rock Cafe”, MTV.     Recording sessions with major label artists Poe, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Outcast, Gerald Levert, Khaleel, Pacific Jazz Alliance, Maia Sharp, Eric Carmen and others.    Film & TV soundtrack collaborations on projects such as “Hannah Montana”, “Jonas”, “A.N.T. Farm”, “Marvin Marvin” “Made” , “Shaft (“2000),“Any Where But Here”, “The Blair Witch Project”, “Great Expectations”,  “Dirty Dancing”.

Attended the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA and has taught privately in Los Angeles, Columbus, and Cleveland.

Daris believes in approaching each student on an individual basis rather than using a standard curriculum. His extensive experience in a wide range of musical genres offers students practical lessons tailored to each student’s musical goal.