Brian has taught guitar and brass instruments for over 10 years. He enjoys teaching adults, adolescents and children classical style and rock. His specialty is classical guitar with a focus on music theory and improvisation. His students are encouraged to pick music they prefer, and Brian helps them develop their skills and technique. Brian received his A.A. degree in music from Santa Ana College, and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar from Cal State University, Fullerton under the tutelage of world-renowned guitarist Martha Masters. At university, he was educated in piano, choir, conducting, composition, music history, pedagogy, musicianship, and much more. As well as his formal education, Brian played in a couple bands spanning 15 years, performing various venues/festivals across the southwest including the House of Blues, SxSW, OC Punk Rock Picnic, numerous venues in Hollywood such as the Whiskey-a-Go-Go, Roxy, and Rainbow Bar, and was nominated for "Best Metal Band" at the 2013 OC Music Awards.