I’m a composer and guitarist based in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve taught at Yale, Saint David's School, and CO-OP Arts High School, among others; performed around the world in rock bands, orchestras, opera pits, and experimental groups; composed award-winning orchestra pieces, critically-acclaimed rock albums, and film/TV soundtracks. I have a Masters’ degree from the Yale School of Music. My students have performed at the Kennedy Center, successfully auditioned for music schools, performed songs in feature films, written their first songs (and their first symphonies), composed and released albums of electronic music, joined gigging rock bands, put their first band together, found artist management, put on classical guitar salons for their friends, and learned their first chord. No matter the student’s level, age, or goals, I consider it a privilege to be part of their musical journey. My biggest joy as a teacher is seeing moments where long-term progress becomes clear: where a student realizes they can easily perform a song that only months ago seemed impossible, or finally writes down the music that’s been in their head for years. I am also experienced working with students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds, and I enjoy the process of finding the learning style that works best for each student.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2009
Teaches ages 8+
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Brendon is an awesome teacher. I have learned a plethora of music theory and composition techniques from him that are extremely valuable. He is very patient, knowledgeable and has given me a lot of practice materials that has enhanced my learning experience. On a scale of 1 to 10 he is a 10. Thank you.
Brendon is amazing teacher. Between running my business and raising a family, I don’t have much time for practice, but Brendon always helps me to catch up if my practice takes a back seat for a week or two. He creates supportive atmosphere and after the lesson I am always reinvigorated to practice more.
Brendan is a great instructor. He has quickly learned my son's skill level and adapted his teaching to it, finding practice material that is beneficial as well as enjoyable for him. Olive is really enjoying his weekly lessons with Brendon.