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Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Ukelele Lessons


Instructors:   Tyler MacMillan (Guitar, Bass) |Jake Hirsch (Guitar) | Justin Spicer (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin) |John Anthony (Guitar, Bass)


Tyler McMillan: Instructor Guitar, Bass


Tyler McMillanTyler holds a Bachelor of Music Education from University of Massachusetts Lowell. He studied with many great instructors, and he owes a special thank you to Jon Wheatley, a professor at both Berklee College of Music and Umass Lowell.
Tyler has been a guitarist for twelve years and a musician his entire life. He teaches Guitar, Bass and Voice. His primary focus in college was jazz guitar and composition and also arranged many popular songs for collegiate-level music ensembles. Some artists Tyler brought to the stage includes The Weekend, Ariana Grande, Outkast, Bon : Iver, and John Mayer.
He also writes original compositions for his band, and they perform regularly in the Dorchester and Lowell “music scene”. When Tyler is not playing or teaching guitar,he is likely playing with his beloved dogs (labradoodle sisters), Daisy and Lily. He is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, a hockey player, a part time volunteer barista, and a graduate student studying public administration. His favorite styles of music to play in are Neo Soul and R&B.
Tyler teaches bass guitar and voice, Little Elements and all styles and up to intermediate piano.
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Jake Hirsch: Instructor Guitar

Jake Hirsch, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, lived a military childhood in 12 different hometowns before graduating high school in Ewa Beach, Hawaii and moving to Boston to study Jazz Composition and Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music. He has been playing both saxophone and guitar for over ten years, and performs regularly with local artists and wedding bands throughout New England.  
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Justin Spicer: Instructor Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Mandolin

Justin SpicerJustin started playing guitar when he was ten years old; after developing an interest in country music as well as the music of Jimi Hendrix. He began taking private guitar lessons from a neighbor for three years; and it was during this time his teacher noted his possession of perfect pitch. After three years of playing, Justin began providing guitar and bass lessons as a means to complete the required forty community service hours to graduate to high school.
Once Justin was in high school, he became heavily involved in the school's band program; participating in the marching band, the jazz band, the concert band, and the drum-line; earning the Patrick S. Gilmore award in his sophomore year. After taking courses for guitar, piano, and music theory, he devised an independentJustin Spicer study course based on composition techniques ranging from Baroque to modern styles. As well as continuing to give private guitar and bass lessons, Justin also played in multiple bands outside of school; ranking top placement regularly in annual Battle of The Bands competitions, with two first-place nominations.
In 2011 Justin began his final stage of higher education at Berklee College of Music; majoring in Guitar Performance. While completing his studies at Berklee, he still played in bands regularly; sharing bills with national touring acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Puddle of Mudd, Jackyl, and Styper, to name a few.

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John Anthony: Instructor Guitar and Bass

John AnthonyJohn Anthony is a Boston native. He has been immersed in music since the age of 8. Aside from teaching piano, John also instructs bass, voice and guitar. John has played as south as the West Indies and as west as the Hawaian Islands. He has performed in festivals, on cruise ships and stages of all sizes. His genres of music range in categories including Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Zouk, Folk, many forms of Rock'N'Roll, Country, Jazz and Latin. John brings with him a passion for music and the teaching of it's traditions. Currently, John performs on bass in the band, Brandy.

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Teaching Aspects Covered

  • Music Theory
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Ear Training
  • Solo playing
  • Ensemble and Band Participation

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