John O Brien is our Teacher of the Month! Hear what John has to say about being a teacher and his love for music, and check out some videos of John jamming with students.
What kind of music do you like to play?
I like to improvise so anything with interesting harmony and strong melodies!
How did you get into music?
My parents always had great music playing around the house. My schools had pretty good music programs and I was always involved in things like plays and the band.
What's your favorite thing about being a teacher?
Learning from my students as well as getting to pass on the things I have learned from my teachers.
Any advice for aspiring musicians out there?
Be yourself. Learn to read music. (especially guitar players) Be versatile and learn as many styles of music as you can and learn the history behind it. Try to be well rounded and make time for things outside of music.