Teachers & Coordinators
Barry Waller - Guitar, Bass And Vocal Instruction, Workshop Coordinator, Composer, Singer-Songwriter
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Barry Waller started his illustrious career alternately playing bass in Mazarin, a highly successful Long Island cover-turned- original band, playing drums for legendary rock critic Lester Bangs, and playing both instruments as a hired studio musician.
Along the way he developed into an introspective, self-contained songwriter and guitarist. This eventually earned him over 200 “troubadour” gigs in the pubs of Denmark, Switzerland and Finland, as well as his first guitar and bass students in the latter. Throughout 2007, Barry toured as bassist, acoustic rhythm guitarist and musical director for Blackmore’s Night, the current group of Deep Purple’s legendary Ritchie Blackmore. Barry now looks enthusiastically forward to sharing the wealth of his widespread musical experiences on stages large and small, as a band and workshop coordinator, private rhythm guitar and bass tutor and songwriting coach at Music Makes NY!