B.M. Berklee College of Music
M.M. University of Northern Iowa
Studied Guitar with John Baboian, Composition with George Russell, Herb Pomeroy and Jeremy Beck.
Mentionable performances include The UNI Jazz Band I and The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.
Teaching Experience: Teaching Harmony and Improvisation and directing a Big Band at The University of
Northern Iowa; guitar at Musikschule Aichach, Germany,The Malden School of Music, MA, Manchester Music
Nate Comp grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire where he studied with John Zevos, Arthur Mirable and David Newsam. Before joining the faculty at the Manchester Music Mill in July of 2009, Nate taught guitar and bass for the National Music Workshop at Daddy's Junky Music for fifteen years . He is also a former faculty member of the Guitar Gallery of New England, the National Guitar Summer Workshop, the New England Summer Arts Program at New Hampshire College, and the Summer Youth Music School at the University of New Hampshire. Nate is an active performer and can be seen playing on a regular basis in a wide variety of musical settings throughout the New England area. Over the past twenty years he has given over 40,000 private lessons to students of all ages and abilities, and his unique teaching methods focus on developing technique, music theory knowledge, improvisational ability, composition, ear training, repertoire, and performance skills.
I've been playing guitar for over 30 years, playing professionally and teaching over 20 years. I have a Master Certificate for guitar from Berklee school of music. I'm a Rock/Metal/blues/ classic rock/ "shred" rock player mostly though I've studied jazz and classical music and learn and study classical pieces regularly. My influences are mainly Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads, Allan Holdsworth, Al Di Meola, Jake E Lee, Frank and Dweezil Zappa, Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen, Jason Becker, Joe Stump, Miles Davis, J.S. Bach, Niccolo Paganini and so on.
Joe Rizzo is a Professional Drummer and Teacher. currently teaching at the Manchester Music Mill. Joe has over 20 years of teaching experience as well as playing experience. He is a working musician currently performing regularly and has also performed and toured throughout the United States and Canada. Joe is versatile in all styles of drumming. He has studied privately at Berklee College of Music. His teachers included: Alan Dawson, Joe Morello, Fred Buda, Tommy Campbell, Dave Dicenso, Steve Michaud and many others. Joe has had students who have gone on to win several competitions including NH Drum Fun and the Blue Man Group drum off. Joe is a teacher of all styles including Jazz, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop, Latin and Rudiments. He also teaches all levels from beginner to advanced. He is well known and respected throughout the drumming community.
Janine Chadwick has been performing since the age of 10 when she started singing in her fathers Private function band.
Janine went on to study at Arizona State University in the Bachelor of Arts Communication and Theatre Program, with an emphasis on voice and music engineering. She also received a master certificate from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, again with an emphasis on voice and music, as well as songwriting/theory/engineering/production.She has written and recorded over a hundred original songs.
She has also studied vocal techniques, such as Bel Canto and the McClosky Method, which enables her to teach any style of singing.
She has also Guitar/Piano courses from many master guitar professors, which gives the added benefit to teach these as well.
Janine has performed all over the US and was in touring shows for over 10 years and still is a live performer as well as a songwriter and has been teaching for the better part of 20 years
Chris Dovas is a Boston based studio and touring Metal drummer that is competent in a vast range of musical genres and styles. Being influenced by many genres of music has made him a very technical and emotional player. Chris has enough energy to power various audiences as his performance is ignited by his soulful touch of the instrument, and his passion.
Chris is currently an active member of Seven Spires, and DOVAS.
He has also filled in for world renowned artists such as Testament and Vital Remains.
Participating in these projects has allowed Chris to showcase his technical skills in various genres of Metal music. The blend of music styles that Chris performs also allowed him to develop his own unique sound, feel, and playing style that has been acknowledged by fellow musicians and fans around the world.
Chris goes through his performances with a passion and emotion that allows him to create close bonds with a developing fan base that is spreading across the world. Chris drives the audiences to a sweat-crazed experience where both, the audience and Chris himself, can feel at home.
That moment when a student realizes he or she is capable of creating beauty: that is why I teach.
B.S. cum laude in Music Education, from Western Connecticut State University.
Suzuki Training levels one through four, Suzuki Institute, Hartt School of Music.
Ms. Barton worked as musical director and accompanist in university theatres, community theatres, and cabarets in Fairfield, New Haven, and Bridgeport, CT. Terry taught general music in schools in Connecticut and New Hampshire, served as music director, accompanist, soloist, and worship leader at Bethany Covenant Church, Bedford, NH, and Monadnock Covenant Church, Keene, NH. She also serves on the worship team at Manchester Christian Church. She is currently an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Terry is also a solo pianist, vocalist, accompanist, songwriter, and recording artist. She has just completed her fourth solo album of original songs.