Faculty

Tsunenori "Lee" Abe

labe@berklee.edu | 617-747-8068

"I think you can learn the most by analyzing what you like. Why do I like it? Let's try to imitate at first and then make it our own."

Kurt Biederwolf

"Just as influential musicians have defined their unique instrumental or vocal sound, we push our students to define and develop their own electronic signature and use this to gain recognition in the music field."

Sharon Broadley-Martin

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)

"The range of possible commercial settings for using singers is vast: anything from slickly produced jingles to childrens' voices for cartoon theme songs to background harmonies and riffing in pop, R&B, and soul bands."

Joe Carrier

jcarrier@berklee.edu | 617-747-2403

"I desire to leave my students with a renewed sense of what is possible for their future, armed with the knowledge and tools necessary to 'live the dream,' much as I have had the honor of doing for so many years."

Jon Chase

jchase@berklee.edu | 617-747-8204

"To me, the recording studio is a musical instrument. You need to spend time with it: learn how to caress it to get the right sounds out of it."

Suzanne Dean

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
sdean@berklee.edu | 617-747-8431

"When you are in the process of creating music, it's exciting to feel the adrenaline and passion that come from within. But when it's all done and out there, if you manage to reach into the hearts and souls of other people from all over the world, this is one of the ultimate rewards."

Robert Doezema

rdoezema@berklee.edu | 617-747-8449

"The students bring music that's important to them to the classroom, and they bring their ideas about making music to the classroom. It's an incredibly informative experience for me."

Bill Elliott

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
belliott@berklee.edu | 617-747-2859

"I encourage students to practice on me and think of me as their first client: I want them to let me know who they are and what they have to offer."

Michael Farquharson

"I tell my graduating students, 'In several weeks, you'll be out there, starting your careers. If you're writing film scores, your competition is John Williams, not the person sitting beside you in class.'"

Jerry Gates

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
jgates@berklee.edu | 617-747-8411

"My students are composing on notation software. There's immediate feedback, of course, from using the computer, but the music's not going to sound that way with live players. That's often eye-opening for students used to hearing their work on the computer. So I tell my students to write every day and find a way to get some players to play it so they'll get to know what their music is really supposed to sound like."