Brian has been playing and performing for over 40 years. He is a graduate from Berklee School of Music, and has actively taught guitar for the past 20 years. He works with adults and children, from beginner to advanced levels, and offers instruction in: performance, theory, songwriting, improvisation, sight reading, ear training and technology. In particular, Brian has a deep interest in the development of young artists, and strong desire to encourage their creativity through the study of music and the guitar. He is the bandleader and guitar player in Sweetwater Junction and The Billy Batts Jazz Quartet, and he works as a hired gun for many other bands. Additionally, Brian also does studio sessions work and production work for bands and artists. He has written and sold songs to Microsoft, Home Depot, the Atlanta Braves, and Deloitte and Touche, and he has had many song placements for TV and professional sporting events including: Nascar, the NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL.