MONDAY through THURSDAY: OPEN NOON to 8:30 PM
FRIDAY: OPEN NOON to 7:00 PM
SATURDAY: OPEN 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
SUNDAY: OPEN NOON to 6:00 PM
Jeff Brooker has been playing bass guitar for 20 years, and playing guitar for 10 years. Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in Business, with a music minor from UMass - Lowell. Jeff also holds a certificate in rock + jazz performance from UMass - Lowell. Jeff has many years experience teaching guitar and bass guitar to students of all levels, and styles.
Jeff has recorded and performed with several original and cover bands up and down the east coast, including musicians from Meatloaf's band, and The Charlie Daniels band.
Jeff believe's that having a passion to play music, along with patience, practice, and listening to your teacher can make almost anyone a great musician.
Education: UMass Lowell, Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) 1986, cum laude
Private Studies: Harry Chalmiers, Alex Radulescu, Lenny Stelos, Jerry Bergonzi, Charlie Banacos, Attila Zoller, Harvey Diamond
Experience: Ralph has over 3 decades of teaching experience! He is classically trained in the tuba and has mastered the 7-string guitar. Ralph's mastery of the 7-string combines his knowledge of both tuba and guitar into one instrument. He has taught at many public and private music schools, including the Lawrence Academy, Lincoln afterschool programs, Hanscom Air Force base schools, the Groton School and taught ensembles and lessons for Creative Arts for Kids in Reading. Ralph also has experience in web development and programming. Ralph is an extremely versatile guitar player, especially in classical guitar and modern fingerstyle techniques of Joe Pass, George Van Eps, Tuck Andress and the classical guitar techniques that have evolved in Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music. Ralph regularly gigs in jazz groups, as well as on his own in a solo jazz guitar setting. He has rejoined the teaching staff at Stoughton Music Center after a successful IT career enabled him to raise a stepdaughter and now works doing what he has always loved, teaching and performing in the Greater Boston area.