Founder Terry Millers Bio

Terry Miller, Bassist/Producer/Composer/Licensing Director/Clinician/Arranger



Musical Director/Music Instructor, & now, the director of Terry's Kids.

Terry has been playing and performing since the age of 8. Terry first started with his Fathers band in South Dakota, then it was off to Denver, Minneapolis, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, LA, Monterey, etc.



Instruments: 4, 5 + 6 String Upright & Electric Basses, Piano, a bit of Guitar, and a tad of Drums.


Recorded, & or Performed with: Mr. Sonny Fortune, Mark O'Connor, Dave Koz, The Zac Brown Band, Airto, Amy Grant, Anne Kosich-Les Miserable's, Barbara Hendricks, Bob Athayde, Bob Falstein, Bob Weir, Brenda Lee, Brian Pardo, Charlie Mclain, Dan Hicks, Dave Grusin, David Garibaldi, Debbie Harry, Don Schamber-Monterey Penn. College, The Doobie Brothers, Emmy Lou Harris, Frank Martin, Fisher, Greg Field, Peppino D'Agostino, Jimmy Buffett, Ira Sullivan, Jay Diversa, Jeff Masinary, Jim Nichols, Johhny Colla, John McFee, John R. Burr, Jon Anderson, lead singer for YES, Keith Knudsen, Kenny Rankin, Kevin "Kern" Gibbs, Kim Nalley, Landsberg & Yont, Lara Johnston, Larry Dunlap, Laurindo Almeida, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Manfredo Fest, Marc Russo, Marcus Luvett, Phantom of the opera, Marlina Shaw, Mary Fettig, Mary MacGregor, Michael Johnson, Michael McDonald, Michael Spiro, Mickey Hart, Norbert Stachel, Norton Buffalo, Patsy Cline, Paul Anka, Paul Hanson, Paul Horn, Paul McCandless, Paul Smith, Pee Wee Ellis, Peppino D'Agostino, Pete Huttlinger, Peter Erskine, Peter Horavath, Ralph Humphrey, Ray Obeito, Red Rodney, Rich Mateson, Robin Ford, Roy Rogers, Shelly Berg, Sid Caesar, Stan Getz, Stan Kenton, Stanley Turrentine, Stef Burns, Steve Allan, Steve Miller, The Fabulous Bud. E. Luv, The Harry James Orchestra, The Miller Brothers Trio, The UNI Band, Tim Hockenberry, Tom Brechtlein, Tom Montgomery's Astor Piazzolla's "Montango", Tommy Johnson, Vince Gil, etc.


Education: Instructor at University of Minn., University of Colorado at Boulder, Monterey Peninsula College, Under Director Don Schamber, Instruction in Music theory, ensemble, sight reading, performance, upright and electric Bass instruction, Piano fundamentals, digital recording, producing, licensing. 7 year Yamaha clinician with Manfredo Fest. Former staff instructor at the "Jazz School" Berkeley CA., LASF, etc., Bob Athayde's Summer Jazz Camp, Hill-barn Theater Rock Camp "Foster City", (etc.)


Theater work: Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca "Marines Memorial Theater", Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor "St. Paul Minnesota", Steve Allen "Live", Marcus Lovett "Phantom of the Opera Broadway production", The Big Broadcast "Presidio Theater", Anne Kosich, Les Miserable's, (etc.)


Annual Benefit Work Performance & Member: Tony Larusa ARF "animal rescue foundation", Annual Harry Denton's Homeless Mothers with Children, Annual Creative Play Center benefit group, Annual Eric Stratman's San Francisco Boys Choir benefit, Burton Valley Elementary Auction Foundation, formerly with Generations in Jazz, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, (etc.)


Current & Former Endorsements: Walter Woods, Fender, Tobias Basses, SWR, Yamaha, ZON Basses, Bergintino, Monster Cables, Dean Markly, ZON Strings, Fender Strings, Tobias Strings (etc.)

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Mailing Address: 21 Orinda Way, Suite C, #321 Orinda, CA 94563