e.g. "Tuba"

Sheryl Bailey

Associate Professor, Guitar
sbailey@berklee.edu | 617 747-8407

"The ideals of being professional—being prepared, being on time, having a good attitude, being someone who's friendly and easy to work with—sometimes is as important about getting the gig as anything. Because there are so many great players, the more that you're prepared and the more that you're a good person to work with, you're going to move to the top of the list of people to call.

Victor Bailey

Associate Professor, Bass
vbailey@berklee.edu | 617 747-6339

"Teaching is all thinking, but performing is different. When it’s right, performing is an out-of-body experience and thinking goes out the window. You just let it happen, like riding a bike. There is always fresh inspiration even week to week when I perform, which is an outgrowth of being well rounded and ready to play anything. And there’s a difference between playing an instrument well and playing music well. Some people have an incredible amount of technique and can do unbelievable things—by themselves. But when they have to jam with a band they have no idea what to do. It’s like a guy on the basketball court who has all the moves and looks really great, but the ball never goes into the hoop."

Larry Baione

Chair, Guitar
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
lbaione@berklee.edu | 617 747-2294

"In teaching private lessons, I help students find repertoire to work on and to study the essentials of phrasing, soloing, chords, and technique. The goal is for the student to be able to sound the way he or she would like to sound—for them to take their instrument in whatever direction they would like. I also teach a recital prep lab. In that case, the object is to gain experience playing in front of people and to discover what a good performance means to each individual student."

Graham Ball

  • Primary specialty: concert promotion and venue management
  • Former marketing director, Sony
  • Former international marketing director, Virgin

Linda Balliro

Associate Professor, Voice
lballiro@berklee.edu | 617 747-6902

William C. Banfield

Professor, Liberal Arts
wbanfield@berklee.edu | 617 747-8371

"You can't know where you're going unless you know where you are, and where you came from. When you put those three things together, you have the best formula for making a successful impact on your craft and on the world of music. When students start to sense all the connections, you can see the 'aha experience' in the eyes. It's in the questions they ask, it's in their performances. It's a spirit."

Allen Bargfrede

Associate Professor, Music Business/Management
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
abargfrede@berklee.edu | 617 747-6014
  • Entertainment and technology attorney
  • Experience advising music artists, record labels, managers, publishers, and producers, as well as Internet search providers and content distribution and technology companies
  • Coauthor of the book Music Law in the Digital Age, as well as several articles on copyright

Janie Barnett

Associate Professor, Voice
jbarnett@berklee.edu | 617 747-8730

"I want students to enjoy the process, and the rest will come. To take students out of their comfort zone, I might ask them to throw the song into a completely different key. Or make them play with only one hand, if they're a piano player, to hear the space in the song. Or ask them to play the whole song up two octaves, or take out all the vibrato, or, for the guitar player, to use an alternate tuning. It's not that the crazy version of a song is the best alternative; it just sends them down a different road so that they come out somewhere fresh on the other side."

Erin Barra

Associate Professor, Songwriting
ebarra@berklee.edu | 617 747-6913

"My teaching style is engaging. I like to make things fun and get everyone involved in the learning experience. One of my top priorities is making sure I give my students everything I can to prepare them for working in the current state of the music industry. I want students to leave my class feeling like they've learned useful new skills, which they are inspired to use in their writing and creative process."

Darren Barrett

Associate Professor, Ensemble
dbarrett@berklee.edu | 617 747-6075

"My time [as a student] at Berklee was extremely nurturing. The atmosphere was so inspiring, everyone working so hard to really be able to play at the highest level possible. Antonio Hart and I were roommates for a period, and did a lot of playing together, and grew together. In 1988, my curiosity was piqued by electronic music, programming, and synthesis. I dedicated time learning how to program drum machines and synthesizers, and started learning how to produce popular music."