Hello, my name is Brian. I’m a musician originally from Pawling, New York. I recently moved to Las Vegas, and I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge with aspiring musicians. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in music, and I have an extensive performance background. I have a vast interest when it comes to music genres, so my musical influence often come from very different backgrounds. Those musicians include Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Leonard Bernstein, Snarky Puppy, Aerosmith and many more. In my lessons the main focus will be developing both physical and mental abilities required to be a musician. The interests and musical tastes of my students will be another focus in the lessons. I strive to understand the reasons why my students want to play music. I intend to create a fun and educational learning atmosphere geared toward the individual.