Instructor
Joined in
2018

Michael

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano

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Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano

About Michael

Brett is a guitarist, songwriter, and producer who has been making music in a wide

variety of settings for over 15 years. He has toured throughout the US and Europe and

has worked on many recordings of a vast range of styles. He has also performed at

festivals such as South By Southwest (Austin, TX), Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL),

Primavera Club (Madrid, Spain), and London Calling (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

Brett grew up here in Richmond playing piano, drums, and guitar and forming rock

bands with his friends. After receiving a BA in Biology from the University of Virginia in

2009, Brett realized he had caught the music bug for good and began to perform and

teach guitar full-time in Charlottesville, VA. During this time he studied jazz and

performed regularly on guitar with trumpeter John D’earth, and he also started touring

and recording with many other jazz, rock, and folk bands. Brett then moved to New York

City where he received a Master’s in Jazz Performance from the Aaron Copland School

of Music at Queens College in 2015. While in New York he played in several jazz, R&B,

and fusion groups and also worked as an artist-educator and tour guide at the Louis

Armstrong House Museum. From there Brett spent time living in São Paolo, Brazil

where he studied Brazilian music such as choro, forró, samba, and bossa. These days

Brett can be found touring on bass with the rock band Gold Connections and on guitar

with the punk/free-jazz group CGI Jesus. He also performs with songwriter Juliana

Daugherty and fronts the indie-rock band Goodnight Daniel.

Brett has been teaching for over 10 years and seeks to inspire students to love music

and have fun while practicing.

Midlothian Music & Arts 804-272-1197 Richmond VA