Guitar Faculty

Jeffrey Lockhart

Associate Professor, Guitar

G. Andrew Maness

Assistant Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8268

"What gives you the edge? Professionalism. A pleasant personality. Intelligence. Maximize it all. Being able to play is the icing on the cake, it's not the cake. The cake is all the other stuff."

John Marasco

Associate Professor, Guitar | 617-747-2644

"I try to be flexible with my students. I try to let them know what I think is important, the nuts and bolts of being a musician, and work to help them reach their musical goals."

Shaun Michaud

Assistant Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8271

"I want my students to understand that you don't learn everything in two seconds. It's a process, and you have to be patient and persistent, and eventually you'll get there."

Tim Miller

Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-8332

"I want to try to expose the player's own voice if at all possible."

Jane Miller

Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-8466

"I want my students to take away a sense of confidence after studying with me—trusting themselves as players."

Amanda Monaco

Assistant Professor, Guitar | 617-747-6245

"Music school is a real head trip, and if I can help them stay focused on their goals and keep them positive, inspired, and evolving—that's my goal."

Joe Musella

Assistant Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-8325

"I think it's not necessarily about natural talent; it's about working hard and having your basics together. If you have a strong foundation, you can pretty much go anywhere from there."

David Newsam

Associate Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-8295

"It may not be the most financially rewarding career that I could have chosen, but it really is a great thing to be able to go off to work every day looking forward to what I'm about to do."

Lauren Passarelli

Professor, Guitar

"Staying true to your own desires takes courage and stamina and all the love you can give yourself."

Rick Peckham

Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-2511

"To me, the musician's responsibility is not only to get the sound out of your head and to the instrument, but actually into the mind of the listener—and there are a lot of things between your mind and the listener's."

Kimberley Perlak

Assistant Chair, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-6429

"At Berklee, students come inspired and they already have something to say musically. I see my job as helping them develop the tools to say that more effectively."

Jim Peterson

Associate Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8426

"I stress accountability, focus, and discipline with my students; I tell them they have to decide what they want to achieve and set standards for themselves that I'm going to challenge them to meet."

Jack Pezanelli

Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8317

"My point of departure with a student is wherever that student is at that moment. As long as there's a good attitude and desire to learn, we can work with that."

Joe Rogers

Assistant Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8336

"To teach engineering and production at Berklee is satisfying, because these young people are just starting what will probably be extraordinarily exciting careers."

Randy Roos

Associate Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8387

"A lot of students really need the basics in terms of the technical things, and we try to cover that as completely as possible, but always with the goal to making a recording that is moving to listen to in some way."

Colin Sapp

Assistant Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8419

"I think it’s critical to use learned music concepts to inform one’s individuality."

Bruce Saunders

Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-8429

"I try to play with students as much as I can in all my classes and especially in private lessons. There is so much we can learn about ourselves and others by playing together."

Benjamin Sher

Associate Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8597

"From the perspective of a veteran jazz musician, your ability to hear musical language and respond is your most important skill."

Curtis Shumate

Associate Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8352

"Learning how to get a good sound out of your guitar is not always as obvious as plug in and go. So we work a lot on the basics of how to project the sound on your instrument, and how aware you are of what you're projecting."

Bob Stanton

Associate Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-6787

Stanton, an award-winning songwriter, graduated with honors from Berklee, where he became the first student to receive the prestigious Ovation Award.

Robin Stone

Associate Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-8368

"I greatly enjoy the fact that my life’s passion is the continuing study of this great language we call music."

Joe Stump

Associate Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8418

"One thing my students come away with is inspiration. This is their time, when they're supposed to be living, eating, and breathing guitar."

Ken Taft

Assistant Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8374

"I try to give students the feeling that it's okay to be wrong. What's really important is knowing when you're wrong."

Scott Tarulli

Assistant Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8457

"I have students who are really focused and ambitious. It's exciting for me when a student comes in ready for more and practices a lot. Students are so unique and you have to approach how you teach them differently."