I am a guitarist, arranger, composer, and educator. I perform, write, and record in a wide variety of styles, including jazz, classical, pop, rock, bluegrass, R and B, Brazilian samba and choro, and some Afro-Latin music. Eric Byers was a founding member of Galak Tika, a Balinese gamelan (percussion orchestra) based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his B.M. in Jazz Performance from Duquesne University and my M.M. in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory.