Eric Paschal, Longtime GIT Instructor

It is with great sadness that we must share the news that former GIT instructor Eric Paschal has passed away on June 17th after battling cancer and the long-term effects of a stroke. Eric was an important part of the legacy of Musicians Institute as an instructor, author and mentor to thousands of students. He touched many of our lives with his warm and generously inspired teaching, great guitar playing and wonderfully mischievous sense of humor. Our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones—Eric, you will be missed-but will live on in the hearts and music of all who knew and loved you.


The comments, remembrances and support for Eric that have been circulating online are fantastic and bring home how much everybody appreciated Eric’s spirit. If you have an Eric story to tell, please send it to Joe Elliott via email at Joe will collect the stories and anecdotes and assemble them for his friends and family to have and smile about.

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