Owner and Chief Instructor at Rob's Guitar School, Rob Compagna has been playing guitar for 35 years and teaching for 30 years and has played in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas and throughout New England, in bands such as G3 New England, Intercept, Slight Return, and C-4. He is currently the guitarist for the jazz act, the Summertime Trio. He has a Bachelors degree from Bradford College, went to the Guitar Institute of Technology in L.A. and taken classes from Berklee. He has taught hundreds of students to play guitar over the years. To see Rob playing, click on the video above.
Rob has his own self-titled album "Rob Compagna" available on iTunes and CD Baby. Click here to see the album.
Rob holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Uechi-Ryu style karate and is a student of Neil Stone's Karate Academy in Brookline, NH.
When Jake isn’t working on his music, his two favorite hobbies are reading and writing. He is hoping to finish writing his first book this year!
Cole Bigonet has been playing ukulele for close to five years. He attended Bennington College where he primarily studied music. He now lives in Newton where he grew up attending many creative programs in music and the visual arts. He loves to compose his own pieces on the ukulele and he also loves playing pieces that he's learned.
He also loves sharing what he's learned with those who care enough to ask. As Jake shimabukuro says "if everyone played the ukulele the world would be a better place." He looks forward to sharing the joys of ukulele with you. It's easy and fun and you'll pick it up in no time!
Over the years Kevin has studied jazz and jazz composition with some of the best musicians and teachers in the industry including Hal Crook, Rick Peckham, Bob Gullotti, Mick Goodrick, Dave Tronzo, and Steve Massey. In his own teaching, Kevin has taught students of all ages and abilities and works to help each student advance their playing in ways that will help them to achieve their individual goals with music.
He is currently putting the finishing touches on a concept album, which he has written, performed all of the instruments, and recorded. This will be available for release in the near future.
Randy McGravey has been playing guitar for over 13 years and has been teaching lessons since 2010. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Business. Randy has been in many bands over the years and currently plays with pop/country singer and Nashville recording artist Lexi James, Boston based cover band Closing Time, and Massachusetts vocalist Whitney Doucet. He has studied and performed many styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, country, alternative, reggae and pop. Randy is excited to be continuing his teaching career and takes pride in helping students reach their musical goals.