Victor Barragan

Victor Barragan

Victor Barragan

Teaching Philosophy

My primary goal as a teacher is to provide students with the tools they need to achieve a thorough understanding of music and their instrument. To me, music is all about connections: from one note to another, within a chord progression, or between performers and their audience. I strive to demonstrate to my students how all the concepts we study are interconnected and how these tools can be employed in musical ways beyond the confines of the practice room. When I teach, I like to envision musical concepts as building blocks that can be combined in various ways, giving students a broad and flexible perspective on the vast possibilities within music. Given the diverse nature of music, I always tailor my lessons to the styles that my students enjoy, teaching them the fundamental principles of music and guitar, and then applying these principles to the music that inspires and resonates with them.

Teaching Biography

Victor has been offering private lessons in guitar as well as in music theory, composition, and arranging to students of all ages for many years. Prior to joining the faculty of Brookline Music School, he has also been a part of the guitar faculty for the music program of the Lilly Theater Company. Victor holds a double Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Composition and Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music, where he studied with renowned teachers such as Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Nir Felder, George Garzone, Kris Davis, and Ayn Inserto. Currently, he is pursuing his M.M. in Jazz Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Performance Biography

As a freelance guitarist and composer, Victor Barragan has performed at numerous venues in the Boston area, including the Berklee Performance Center, the Lilypad, NEC's Jordan Hall, and Virtuosity. He has performed both as a band leader and as a member of other musicians' projects. His ongoing personal projects include a Jazz Quintet that emphasizes original compositions, and a Jazz Orchestra for which he composes and arranges music. Being a native of Mexico City, he has also showcased his talents at venues such as Palacio de Bellas Artes, Plaza de Toros, Foro del Tejedor, and Jazzatlan Capital, among others.


B.M., Jazz Composition and Guitar Performance, Berklee College of Music

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Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

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Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

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