Derek Kretzer

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo

Derek Kretzer is a multi-instrumentalist who studied jazz guitar performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  He has since become proficient on the mandolin and banjo in both 3 finger and the old-time clawhammer style.  Derek has been teaching a wide range of genres for close to 10 years both privately and in various music schools.  He is currently teacher guitar, banjo and mandolin.  Derek has played in a number of bands over the past decade in the rock and folk genres touring the entire US and Europe.  Derek currently plays music full time both as a solo performer and with his bluegrass band the Plate Scrapers.

Sloan School of Music

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