Brendon Randall-Myers

Brendon R.

Brooklyn, NY

About Brendon R.

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Brendon teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: June 2009
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I am a composer, guitarist, arranger and songwriter located in Brooklyn. I completed an M.M. in Composition at the Yale School of Music in 2014, and have taught extensively for the past eight years in a variety of settings. I currently teach guitar at Saint David's School in Manhattan, and taught private composition lessons and TA'd electronic music courses at Yale. I've taught guitar and musicianship in public elementary and high schools in San Francisco and New Haven, as well as several music schools and my own private guitar studio.

In addition to my teaching work, I have a busy schedule as a guitarist and composer. As a guitarist, I perform with legendary NYC experimental groups the Glenn Branca Ensemble and Dither Quartet, as well as my own groups Invisible Anatomy and Marateck. I've played on the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Ellnora Guitar Festival, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, among many others. As a composer, my work has received support from ASCAP and the Jerome Fund for New Music, and been performed on four continents. My teachers and mentors have included Mark Stewart (Paul Simon's musical director), Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, and guitarist Jack Sanders (recent winner of the American Guitar Society's lifetime achievement award).

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My group Invisible Anatomy performs at National Sawdust in Brooklyn.


Teaching Assistant

Sep 2013 - May 2014
Yale School of Music

I was a TA for two undergraduate electronic music classes - Introduction to Electronic Music, and Advanced Topics in Electronic Music
• Assisted professor in course organization, preparation of course materials, and grading
• Led two sections of 4-5 student labs
• Provided individual instruction in MAX/MSP, Jitter, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and Final Cut Pro.

Teaching Artist

Oct 2012 - May 2014
Yale School of Music

• Taught group guitar, composition and rock band classes
• Provided individual instruction and private lessons
• Oversaw individual and ensemble performances

Guitar/Music Theory Instructor

Oct 2010 - Jul 2012
Vibo Music School

• Taught private lessons in classical, jazz, folk and rock styles to beginner, intermediate and advanced students
• Led group classes in beginning guitar and musicianship
• Provided individual test preparation for the ABRSM Music Theory exam


MM, Composition

Sep 2012 - May 2014
Yale School of Music

B.M., Music

Sep 2005 - May 2009
Pomona College

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Teacher Training Level 1

Aug 2010
The Walden School

The Walden School's Teacher Training Institute is based upon The Walden School Musicianship Course, an original approach to teaching the fundamentals of music with an emphasis on creative application, specifically through music improvisation and composition. In addition, the course offers activity-based methods for developing high-level fluency with theoretical concepts and effective methods for teaching ear training.


Morton Gould Young Composer Award

Apr 2014
ASCAP Foundation


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Aug 2010

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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5 Reviews on Brendon R.

Patrice O. Mar 11, 2015
Songwriting · Online
Verified Student
Brendon is amazing! He's very professional and encouraging. He's actually inspired me to pursue songwriting as a career!
Patrice O. Feb 10, 2015
Songwriting · Online
Verified Student
The lessons with Brendon were very excellent. I was very, very satisfied.
Sabina S. Jan 25, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Brendon is a really excellent teacher who caters to the student in terms of skill level, musical interest, and time constraints. Also he's super patient and nice! I have already learned so much from him! He's terrific
steve A. Nov 19, 2014
Music Recording · Online
Verified Student
I've had a great experience working with Brendon. He's been reliable, and explains things very well. He's been able to tailor the lesson plan to exactly what I need. I am much further ahead than I expected to be at this point, thanks to him.I give him the highest recommendation.
Maria D. Nov 3, 2014
Music Theory · In studio
Verified Student
Brendon is very knowledgeable in Music Theory. We have been working on Schenkerian analysis. He assigns helpful assignments and readings each week to guide my learning.
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