Guitar Faculty

David Tronzo

Associate Professor, Guitar | 617-747-2858

"I started playing gigs even before I felt I was ready. But that's the beauty of the music business—there's so much on-the-job development. The constant discomfort from taking on things before you're ready can be corrosive, though—you need to be able to manage it."

Guy Van Duser

Professor, Guitar | 617-747-6052

"I'm kind of the oddball. I'm here because a lot of people are curious about this technique, fingerstyle. I show them how to take melodies on the guitar—solo line melodies—and play those melodies while playing the chords at the same time."

Jon Wheatley

Associate Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8115

"Reading can be a way of thinking even more precisely about what you want to play. This is what an improviser does."

Mark White

Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8398

"For the students, it's not about learning things that they have to do; it's about learning things that they want to be able to do."

John Wilkins

Associate Professor, Guitar | 617 747-8400

"I'm more interested in jumping into the pool with my students, finding out what they're successful at, and what they're not, and seeing what works."

Michael Williams

Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-8227

"My job as a teacher is to help people achieve what they're looking for."

Bret Willmott

Professor, Guitar | 617-747-8229

"Practicing and playing at home is important preparation, but it can't simulate or create the same focus and attention that you need, and reactions you'll experience, while performing. You have to get out and play to advance."

Norman Zocher

Professor, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-8221

"There are so many facets to what makes a good sound, but I think what captures it best is touch. The answer is in your own hands."