Eric Thorson began studying the guitar during his sophomore year at Fresno High School. He made his debut at the age of sixteen. Since then he has performed throughout California and Japan. He has taught at high schools, colleges and has opened an English and guitar school in Japan. Eric has studied with Richard "Rico" Stover and Larry Cooperman. He is one of a very few guitarists who is a composer/performer and teaches South American styles as well as classical, jazz and rock. He is currently working in Niigata Japan as a business owner and teacher. He also hosts a daily podcast about writing and arranging for the classical guitar on Youtube!