George is a musician, composer, and sound engineer based in Queens, NY. Originally from Indianapolis, IN George studied Jazz Guitar at Indiana University under NYC Based Jazz Guitarist Dave Stryker. George played in various acts while living in Indiana, and also spent time playing in pit orchestras, doing session work at Hit City Recording Studio, and even hosting and curating the improvised music
Adam Ray is a multi-instrumentalist, educator and composer. He began his professional music career at the age of 16, studied under Quentin Baxter at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. After graduating, Adam became one of the most in-demand musicians in the Southeast, performing with regional professional big bands and in rock, metal, funk, jazz, Brazilian and Cuban contexts, as well as o
Born and raised in Northern California, Emily discovered her love for music when she began to sing “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” at the top of her lungs on a family bike ride. Her parents took her to her first voice lesson and she instantly fell in love. Emily received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and has studied voice with diverse and acclaimed te
Olin Clark is a Michigan native and current resident of Brooklyn, NY. As a composer and arranger, Olin’s music has been performed by many ensembles around the United States and abroad. Olin has has played with bands/artists like Etienne Charles’ Creole Soul, Ray Parker, Marcus Elliot, Randy Napoleon, HUSH, and MSU Jazz Orchestra I. He also leads his own group, the Olin Clark trio (or sometim
Eric is joining us from Hamilton, Canada. This is his second stint making America “home”. The first was as a scholarship student at Berklee College of Music in Boston studying bass and guitar performance. His professional experience includes everything from bar gigs co-starring the weekly hockey game to cross-country indie tours stuffed in a cramped van to backing up Grammy and Juno (Canadian Gram
Dylan Charles was so excited when he got his first guitar at age thirteen, he started
waking up extra early so he could jam a few chords before catching the bus to school. Only two
years later he was gigging professionally in his hometown of Ann Arbor, MI.
Guitarist Jeff McLaughlin is a composer/performer who loves teaching his students. He started playing guitar at age 13 and fell in love with the instrument immediately. Soon after he began learning the solos of Steve Vai, John Petrucci, and Buckethead.
Lenny is an accomplished finger picker and applies this technique to both folk and blues. You could say he wrote the book on finger picking—literally, since he is the author of the book "Finger Style Basics for Guitar", which is published by the Guitar School.