About Instructor Geoff Hlibka

Geoff Hlibka is a Toronto based composer, producer and guitarist versatile in a multitude of
styles. Geoff started music at the age of eight, first with a short stint on ukulele, then a few
years later on organ. At age 12 he started learning the violin and at age 15 he found his lifeʼs
calling when he picked up an old nylon string guitar. Thus began his obsession with the guitar
and composing music of all types. He went on to study at Humber College’s renowned music
program. After finishing college, Geoff started the band Mystic Fools and recorded a full
length CD. The group went on to open for some of Canadaʼs legendary bands including Blue
Rodeo, April Wine and Kim Mitchell. Geoff has since gone on to perform with Billboard
charting artists as well as tour with different groups across Canada, the United States,
Caribbean and Africa. He recently performed a sold out run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in the
world premiere of the new musical, Juke Box Hero the Musical, based on the music of
Foreigner and overseen by Mick Jones. As a recording artist his guitar playing, bass playing
and singing can be heard on a wide range of commercial recordings as diverse as Latin,
dance, pop, rock, rap, exercise and childrenʼs music as well as on TV stations (CTV, TSN)
and international music libraries. A number of these recording have gone on to become gold
and platinum albums. Recent recordings include playing guitar on the song “A La Nanita
Nana” by Carolina Gaitán (Pepa from Disney’s Encanto) and 2 time Grammy Nominated
artist Jim Brickman. In addition to guitar, Geoff can be heard playing mandolin, ukulele, banjo
and slide guitar on Jim Brickman’s latest album entitled “Brickman Across America”. Geoff is
currently composing and producing music for several artists.

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