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Kevin Boyea

Kevin Boyea - Guitar teacher & lesson administrator at Advance MusicBerklee College of Music alumnus Kevin Boyea is our lesson coordinator at Advance Music Center.  In addition to the weekly scheduling of over 200 students, Kevin has 40 guitar students a week.

As a guitarist, Kevin has spent time in many local bands, and traveled all over New England in regional acts like “Toy Box” and “Last Kid Picked”. Currently Kevin plays in the dance rock extravaganza “Sideshow Bob”.  Kevin is also a busy "on call" guitarist, and he subs for a variety of different projects covering funk and jazz, shifting to country, as well as performing in the “GospelFest” house band in 2008  and 2010. He has also been the house guitarist for  “Middlebury Rocks” since 2007.

Kevin has been teaching guitar for over 15 years and is very fluent in many different styles, but his favorites are rock and jazz/fusion.  During the summer months Kevin is also on the teaching staff of Vermont's popular “Rock Camp”, a Burlington based day camp instructing students ages 11-17 in the fundamentals of rock music performance.


Brian Maple

advance-lessons_brian-maple_smBrian has over 20 years of experience on the guitar as well as a BA in Jazz Performance from Johnson State College.  As a music educator, Brian is a patient and insightful teacher who genuinely enjoys sharing his knowledge.  He plans lessons so that students experience success right away, making a “joyful noise” even with just a few notes – all the while setting a foundation for growth in musical concepts and skills. Brian is experienced playing everything from Prog-Metal and Rock & Roll to Jazz and Blues, making it easy to tailor his lessons to the student’s interest rather than a certain method.

Nicola Caiano

advance-lessons_nick-c_smNick,a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, has been immersed in music his whole life.  In addition to being a guitar instructor for the past 20 years, Nick has composed music for the independent film "Dumping Lisa" and for TV ( The Today Show, Nightline.)  He has worked as a session guitarist, recording engineer and producer in New York City for such notable acts as"School of Fish" (3 Strange Days/top 10 hit), "Lisa Loeb", "The Band", "Stealth", "The Bats", "Queen", and "Sinead O'Connor" to name a few.  Nick has endorsements from Malinoski Art Guitars and Paul Trombetta Designs. 

Not only is Nick an active musician, but he also holds a deep personal commitment and passion for teaching guitarists to excel in their musical pursuits.  Nick's musical excellence and versatility combined with a gift for communicating in an easily understood and practical way is key to the feeling of success he instills in his students.  For more than 20 years, Nick has taught thousands of lessons to a diverse group including beginners, professionals, people with specials needs, and even some who went on to attend Berklee themselves.  In light of the diverse background of his students one underlying idea ties his whole approach together: helping them go from where they are to where they want to be.

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