Clayton Hopkins is a NYC/NJ based guitarist, songwriter, and singer. He studied Music Engineering, Production, Contemporary Guitar, and Composition/Songwriting at Frost School of Music before moving to NYC to pursue his original music full-time. Clayton’s contemporary rock n roll group, Clayton-Ellis, has toured the UK 3 times and Clayton co-wrote and co-produced all the material on the band
As a native New Yorker, Sean is a performing musician in multiple bands across the tri-state area. He plays bass in the avant-pop act Diana Lopez, as well as the rock group Damn Jackals. Sean’s musical identity has always been defined by his curiosity for different styles. Although his first love is electric bass, Sean has also been playing guitar and drums for over a decade in diverse genres. He
Josh Torvi is a guitarist, teacher, and composer living in Brooklyn, NYC. He spends his time leading his own Jazz groups, performing with the funk/soul band “The Haveners”, and teaching students of all ages. Josh received his BA in Music from Bard College. He has performed at Cornelia Street Cafe, Smalls Jazz Club, and many other venues throughout the northeast. Josh can be found actively engaging
“Music is not what I do, it’s who I am.” Issac Hernandez first picked up the guitar at age 12 and began with traditional Mexican ballads that he heard his grandfather play on the Spanish Guitar. However, it wasn’t until the day he heard the screaming sounds of the blues and rock that his musical world expanded! Inspired by a diverse collection of musical influences such as Howling Wolf, Jack White
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
American guitarist Curtis Brewer educates in diverse styles ranging from riff-heavy grunge to twang-tinged rock while simultaneously honoring every shade of America music. He’s gained a reputation as a first-call studio guitarist, charming vocalist, and trusted educator, teaching music at Southern Illinois University, McKendree University, and Principia College. In addition to specializing in rock
A Chicago native, Emilio picked up a guitar at the age of 12 with his dad at a local music store. Fueled by the excitement and energy he got from classic rock, Motown and 90s alternative, guitar went from being a hobby to an all out obsession. Since then, he recorded and shared the stage with with the Four Tops, Glen Hansard, Melvin Davis, Dennis Coffey, and many others. He has recorded, performed
A graduate of Mannes College's classical guitar program, Koby has been studying the guitar for 16 years, thanks to some amazing teachers! He has performed at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and Neue Galerie...
An expert in all things rock, Michelangelo brings over 15 years of teaching experience to the Brooklyn Guitar School. A childhood learning the music of rock greats such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Guns N’ Roses brought him to Berklee College of Music, where he received his BM in Guitar Performance. He loves teaching all styles and levels, specializing in classic rock, pop, heavy metal,
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.