My name is Jacob Chroussis. I am a 2017 high school graduate and I live in Northern Virginia.
I began learning to play guitar in March 2013. I taught myself how to play guitar for about 2 months, soon after I took lessons for two years at Music and Arts in Manassas, Va with Randy Adams serving as my mentor. He was patient and enjoyed the same style of music as I did. He taught me by showing me how to play whatever song I wanted to learn each week. I would always try to think of a new songs to learn each time I would go back, sometimes I would go back and have him teach me the rest of a song if I hadn't learned it yet.
Soon after I began learning I was playing our national anthem at various sporting events in and out of my school. By the time I was 15 I played my first gig during a charity fundraising event at Hard Times Cafe in Manassas, Va. I look forward to any kind of gig, whether it would be a run, a party, a charity event, open mic, etc.
I play mainly classic rock and metal, my influences include Slash (Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, Slash), Mark Tremonti (Creed, Alter Bridge, Tremonti), Breaking Benjamin, and AC/DC.