Teachers & Coordinators
Erich Johnson - Guitar Teacher/Workshop Coordinator
Erich is a recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music (BM in Guitar Performance (Focus on Jazz Studies) Deans List 6 of 7 semesters. Private instruction with Bruce Saunders, Garrison Fewell, Bret Willmott, Tim Miller and Mick Goodrick. Focus on jazz improvisation, harmony and voice leading, sight-reading, accompaniment, traditional and
modern jazz repertoire. Studied Advanced Harmony with Steve Rochinski, Daniel Ian Smith, and composition electives with Greg Hopkins.
A Los Angeles native, his initial forays into guitar were self-taught, learning classic rock and blues styles. He wandered the streets of Southern California playing with cover bands and teaching guitar. However, an exploration of the influences of those styles led him to diving into the world of classic and modern jazz.
Now in New York City, Erich is continuing his graduate studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music.