Bryan Albert

Bryan A.

Chicago, IL

About Bryan A.

Background check: Last verified 09/10/2015
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Bryan teaches: Ages 4 and up
Teaching since: January 2001


Bryan A. makes a living as a teacher, concert guitarist, cabaret artist, transcriber, studio artist, and composer/arranger. In addition to his private guitar and piano studio, Bryan is currently on strings faculty at Sherwood at Columbia College and Southport Performing Arts Conservatory. Past collaborators and patrons include Inaside Chicago Dance, Steppenwolf Theatre, Northwestern University, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Devonshire Cultural Center, and Court Theatre. Bryan's guitar style is operatic, influenced by rock, alternative, folk, blues, jazz, pop, punk, R&B, hip-hop, and metal.

*** Lesson Details ***
Bryan is highly experienced in teaching ages 4 and up. Present and past faculty positions include Northwestern University, Sherwood at Columbia College, Southport Performing Art Conservatory, and the McGaw YMCA.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Students must have their own instrument. Published materials will be recommended by Bryan as lessons progress.

*** Specialties ***
music, all styles of guitar, music theory
Classical guitar, rock, folk, blues, jazz, pop, punk, metal

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Guitar Instructor/Ensemble Coach

Sep 2010 - Present
Sherwood at Columbia College Chicago

Teach private lessons and group guitar classes. Coach pre-collegiate ensemble. Wrote guitar class curriculum.

Guitar and Theory Instructor

Aug 2009 - Present
Southport Performing Arts Conservatory

Teach private guitar lessons and music theory classes

Guitar Instructor

Jun 2007 - Aug 2011

Private guitar lesson instructor

Applied Guitar Instructor

Jun 2005 - Jun 2007
Northwestern University

Private lesson instructor to non-music majors


Master's degree in music performance

Aug 2005 - Jun 2007
Northwestern University

Bachelor's degree in music performance

Aug 2001 - Jun 2005
Northeastern Illinois University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


First place for guitar, senior division, SAM competition

Feb 2014
Society of American Musicians
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3 Reviews on Bryan A.

TammyT Dec 21, 2011
I've only had two lessons but so far Bryan has been super! His lessons are packed with good clear instruction. I'm slightly more than a beginner and he was able to jump in with lessons that challenge me yet aren't overwhelming! So far so good. :)
TinaN Dec 3, 2010
Great Teacher!!

Bryan has been a wonderful instructor and very patient. I hope to learn much from him in our future lessons.
SteveR Oct 4, 2008
very positve highly recommend

very knowledgeable and has extensive technical training but doesnt force any style ---allows a guitar player to develop their own style and sense of creativity--great instructor!