The Science of Happiness

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That’s where this course comes in.

Samuel Gali

Samuel Galí of West Palm Beach, FL, is the cofounder and site administrator of, a social and educational network created exclusively for pianists and keyboardists. 

Nia Allen

Vocalist Nia Allen of Hermitage, TN, recently released the EP Here Am I, on iTunes

Get Up Stand Up with the Berklee Marley Ensemble and Matt Jenson's Liquid Revolution

GET UP STAND UP: A multimedia reggae experience with Matt Jenson's Liquid Revolution and the Berklee Bob Marley ensemble at the Arlington Regent Theater on Friday, September 19.

Steve Nixon

Keyboardist Steve Nixon of Chicago, IL, has performed with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks, and others. Nixon also runs the website 

Branko Hodzic

Branko Hodzic of Arlington, VA, and the Sandbox Kings released the album Secrets. Visit 

Melissa Axel

In late 2011, Melissa Axel of Los Angeles, CA, released her album Love, Humanity, Metamorphosis on limited-edition vinyl. Visit 

Kip Jones

Kip Jones of St. Paul, MN, was recently appointed as the violinist in the string quartet ETHEL. 

Damian Erskine

Bassist Damian Erskine of Portland, OR, played with the Jaco Pastorius Big Band at the Blue Note in Tokyo and the Montreux Jazz Festival. He recorded the CD Joy Luck with Peter Erskine New Trio and has toured with Gino Vannelli. Visit 

Inaki Sandoval

Iñaki Sandoval of Barcelona, Spain, released the CD Miracielos, featuring Eddie Gomez (bass) and Billy Hart (drums). Visit