Bill Hart was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and began playing guitar at the young age of nine years old. He attended the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California, graduating with honors.
Bill has studied under master guitarists, Gary Starling, Mike Stern, Don Mock, Steve Khan, Wayne Krantz and Scott Henderson. Bill’s true joy comes from playing his original compositions. Bill Hart has opened for jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Lou Rawls, Yellow Jackets, Acoustic Alchemy, Joey Defrancesco, Norman Brown, Rippingtons and Mike Stern.
Hart has been the head of the guitar department at the Atlanta Institute of Music & Media for over twenty-five years, teaching and mentoring over 4000 students. Bill Hart has participated in numerous music clinics with seminar partners such as Scott Ambush and Joel Rosenblatt (Spyro Gyra), Mike Stern (Miles Davis Band), Adam Nitti (Steven Curtis Chapman), Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers, Hall, and Oates) and Jimmy Herring (The Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic).
Bill Hart has released five albums:
- Watch the Sky (1999)
- Think About It (2004)
- Subject To Change (2008)
- This Is Why (2009)
- Touch Of Blue (2016)
Bill toured Mexico and South America with his original music performing at big venues. He was awarded a letter from the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela on behalf of the Bill Hart Band for his contribution to the students in South America. Hart was also a Grammy Award nominee. Also offers guitar clinics and lessons as part of his tour.