“My dad always said, ‘Focus on your rhythm and writing songs.’ But when I got the itch to start doing solos, I got into Eddie Van Halen”: Trev Lukather on the guitar lessons he learned from his dad, Steve Lukather

Trev Lukather peforms with What So Not on day four of Lollapalooza at Grant Park
(Image credit: Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Those who descend from guitar greatness are more than likely to pick up the family trade. Not only are they surrounded by music from an early age, they are uniquely poised to receive (free) lessons from their parents.

Trev Lukather is one such player who began his electric guitar journey as a youngster, having received some formative musical advice from his father, Toto great Steve Lukather.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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