Brendan Burns

Brendan Burns

Brendan Burns

  • Guitar



Teaching Philosophy

My goal as an educator is to help students cultivate good habits in learning. With music, we exercise our senses of creativity, perception and imagination. These expressions can be developed and realized as skills through study & practice. As a guitar teacher, I help keep focus and provide direction while offering support in that journey.

Teaching Biography

Guitarist Brendan Burns received his B.M. in professional music from Berklee College Of Music in 1998. His principal teachers include Charlie Banacos, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, Bob Pilkington, Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott and Joe Rogers. Brendan has been with the Brookline Music School since 2006, and specializes in a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Pop, Rock, Country, Classical, Jazz, Experimental and Improvisatory music.

Performance Biography

Brendan composes and performs regularly with The Gottabees, an award winning ensemble that makes "super fun theater for the whole family." Brendan released his debut album TimeStamp in August of 2012. He is seasoned local performer having played at the Somerville Theatre, Club Oberon, House Of Blues, Middle East, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Puppet Showplace Theatre, Club Passim, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Brighton Music Hall, Paradise Rock Club, Precinct, RADIO, Sally O’Brien’s, The Burren, the Lizard Lounge and more.


B.M. Berklee College Of Music