Brad Rau 1304 , Saint Andrews Court, Chester Springs PA, 19425
Instruments:Ear Training, Electric Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Theory

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Rock – Alternative, Blues, Kids
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:10 years
Rate:$60 / hrShare

Personal Statement

Brad Rau has been performing music for over 20 years all over Boston, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, as a classical guitarist, rock guitarist, and rock drummer. Brad received a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory (NEC), and received a Masters degree in 2015 with academic honors. At NEC, he studied classical guitar under Eliot Fisk who was the last pupil of Andres Segovia. Brad has performed in countless masterclasses with instructors including; Sharon Isbin, Andrew York and Jason Vieaux, all Grammy award winning guitarists. Brads personal learning methods have enabled him to surpass his competition memorizing over 8 hours of the most difficult repertoire for the classical guitar. Brad was a semi-finalist in the International Texas Guitar Competition of 2008.

In addition to his performing career, Brad has mentored hundreds of students of all ages, styles and levels. Many of Brad’s students have gone on to develop their own music careers and teaching studios.
Brad’s unique teaching style combines music, physics, philosophy and humor, making him a well-rounded instructor for a variety of students.

Education / Training

New England Conservatory, Boston MA, Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance 2015
West Chester University, West Chester PA, Undergraduate in Classical Guitar Performance 2006

Eliot Fisk Sharon Isbin
Glenn LyonsJason Vieaux
Marco PereiraAndrew York
Eduardo IsaacMichael Chapdelaine
Mark EdenGrisha Goryachev


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How to adjust a chord to work on any string set

Bohemian Rhapsody for solo guitar

Brad Rau