Gayle Dowling - Guitar, Ukulele, Art
Gayle Dowling, Master Teacher
BA in liberal studies and Masters degree in curriculum development.
30+ years teaching / performing experience.
Beginner to intermediate - basic guitar, folk , country, rock, standards, alternative, easy listening, song writing and art.
Gayle Dowling, a singer/songwriter/guitarist/artist, has been entertaining audiences since her teens. She has been writing songs for several years and her songs reflect her passion for life. Gayle has released several CD's which were recorded in her home studio and have been played on various PBS stations and the nationally syndicated station, KFRG. Her performances include her original and acoustic folk songs at such venues as L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum and Riverside's Orange Blossom Festival.
Gayle has a BA in liberal studies from Cal Poly Pomona with minors in history and literature. She received her teaching credential from Cal State San Bernardino and a masters degree in curriculum development from National University. Gayle taught in the Jurupa Unified School District for twenty years but has since retired in order to devote her time to her music and to teaching guitar and art. Her primary focus when teaching is on performance and style.
Gayle first received art instruction from her grandmother, Mary Lott who studied under the well-known seascape artist Ray Bradbury. Later she took art classes in college. Her artwork has been featured in Inland Empire’s Elan magazine and has been shown at a number of art galleries, art walks and coffee houses throughout Southern California. She is currently teaching watercolor workshops for Riverside Community College, The Wrightwood Arts Center and Keyboard Art School of Music.