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Larry Baione

Chair, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Recital Preparations
Styles
Jazz
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Freddie Green, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny

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Bruce Bartlett

Associate Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Recital Preparations
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Funk, R&B
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Joe Pass, Allan Holdsworth, John Coltrane, James Brown, T-Bone Walker, etc.

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Kevin Belz

Assistant Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Blues, Pop, and Rock for Guitar
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Country, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Americana
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Eric Clapton, George Benson, Freddy King, Albert King, Mick Taylor, Albert Lee, James Burton, Peter Green, Kenny Burell

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Freddie Bryant

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Brazilian/Latin
  • World Styles
Styles
Jazz, Classical, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Fingerstyle Acoustic, Funk, Latin, Gospel, World
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Wes Montgomery, Andres Segovia, B.B. King, Joao Gilberto

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Sal DiFusco

Professor
Specializations
  • Recital Preparation
  • Application and Theory
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Funk
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Mike Stern, Chick Corea, Wayne Kranz, Scott Henderson

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David Gilmore

Professor, Guitar department; Berklee Global Jazz Institute Faculty member
Specializations
  • Advanced Rhythmic Concepts
Styles
Funk, Jazz, World
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

George Benson, Allan Holdsworth, Sonny Rollins, Thelonius Monk, P-Funk, and Earth, Wind & Fire

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Scotty Johnson

Associate Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Guitar Styles in Rock
  • Show/Theatre Guitar
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Theatre, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford, Albert King

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Julien Kasper

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Creative Apps for Proficiency
  • Guitar Styles - Jeff Beck
  • Guitar Styles - Jimi Hendrix
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Electric Blues, Funk
Instruments
Electric Guitar
Influences

Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Bill Evans

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Don Lappin

Assistant Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Two-Hand Technique
  • Fretboard Organization
Styles
Rock, Metal, Progressive
Instruments
Electric Guitar
Influences

Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen, Allan Holdsworth, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, David Gilmour

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Anthony Marvuglio

Assistant Vice President for Academic Technology, Retired
Specializations
  • Private Guitar Lessons, Level 1-2
  • Music Technology for Guitarists
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Electric Blues, R&B
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, Pat Martino, Mike Stern, Robben Ford, Page, Eric Clapton, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Charles Lloyd, Joe Farrell, and Cannonball Adderley.

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Shaun Michaud

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Guitar Styles in Contemporary Rock
Styles
Rock, Theatre, Metal
Instruments
Electric Guitar
Influences

Dream Theater, Steve Vai, Guthrie Govan, as well as artists in the current pop market such as Pink, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, etc.

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Tim Miller

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Guitar Styles in Contemporary Jazz
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Classical, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Fingerstyle Acoustic, Metal, Funk, R&B, Progressive
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences
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Jane Miller

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Guitar Chart Reading/Performance
  • Guitar for Music Therapy
Styles
Jazz, Folk, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Fingerstyle Acoustic
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, Emily Remler, Janis Ian, Kenny Rankin, Bruce Cockburn, Steely Dan

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Amanda Monaco

Assistant Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Chords and Reading
  • Guitar Styles - Charles Mingus
  • Guitar Styles in Jazz Basics
  • Guitar Performance Styles
Styles
Jazz
Instruments
Electric Guitar
Influences

Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Motown, John McLaughlin

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David Newsam

Associate Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Classical Guitar Chamber Music
  • Flamenco Guitar
Styles
Jazz, Classical, Fingerstyle Acoustic
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Wes Montgomery, Tom Jobim, Paco De Lucia, Miles Davis, Jim Hall, Marco Pereira, Mike Stern, Gene Bertoncini

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Lauren Passarelli

Professor
Specializations
  • The Music of the Beatles Ensemble
  • Guitar Styles Skills Labs
  • Guitar Styles of the Beatles
Styles
Rock, Folk, Fingerstyle Acoustic
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Lou Sabini, Johnny Smith, Howard Roberts, Buddy Fite, Barney Kessel, Kenny Burrell, George Harrison, James Taylor, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Lindsey Buckingham.

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Rick Peckham

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Contemporary Jazz
  • Transcription Techniques
  • Guitar Artists: Atkins & Reed
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Country, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Grant Green, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk

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Randy Roos

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Electronic Effects for Guitar
  • Midi Guitar
  • Recording Techniques for Performing Guitar
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Eric Clapton, John Coltrane, Joe Zawinul, Squarepusher, Bon Iver

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Colin Sapp

Assistant Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Performance Skills
  • Guitar Styles
  • Electronic Effects
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Country, Theatre, Funk
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Wayne Krantz, Bill Frisell, Ben Monder, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Pat Metheny

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Bruce Saunders

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Guitar Composition - Soloing Odd Meters
  • Guitar Styles - Contemporary Jazz
  • Improvisation for Guitar
Styles
Jazz, Classical
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Grant Green, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Peter Bernstein

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Bobby Stanton

Associate Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Country Guitar
  • Western Swing
  • Surf Guitar
  • Guitar Styles - Lenny Breau
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Classical, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Theatre, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Chet Atkins, Lenny Breau, Jimi Hendrix

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Robin Stone

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Classic Rock Guitar Players
  • The Music of the Allman Brothers
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

The Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Allan Holdsworth, most classic rock

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Joe Stump

Associate Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Hard Rock/Metal
Styles
Rock, Metal
Instruments
Electric Guitar
Influences

Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore, Gary Moore, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Jimi Hendrix , J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Beethoven, Paganini, Tchaikovsky

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Scott Tarulli

Assistant Professor
Specializations
  • Recital Preparation
  • Guitar Styles in Rock
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Progressive
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

David Gilmour, Steve Lukather, Cornell Dupree, Albert King, Bill Frisell, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Bill Evans

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Jonathan Wheatley

Associate Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Jazz Guitar Trio
  • Guitar Styles Skills Lab
  • Walking Bass Line and Chords for Guitar
Styles
Jazz
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Jimmy Raney, George Van Eps, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Claude Debussy, J. S. Bach, Art Tatum

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Michael Williams

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Classic Soul Guitar
  • Blues
Styles
Jazz, Electric Blues
Instruments
Electric Guitar
Influences

B.B. King, Freddy King, Albert King, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, T-Bone Walker, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, John Coltrane

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Norm Zocher

Professor, Guitar department
Specializations
  • Steel Guitar
  • Contemporary Jazz
Styles
Rock, Jazz, Classical, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Funk
Instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Influences

Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, George Benson, Allan Holdsworth, John Scofield, Wes Montgomery, Danny Gatton