Brian's mom and dad both played guitar and sang, and Brian had his first professional jobs starting at age six, first as a member of the Grammy award-winning Maryland Boy Choir, then as a member of the famed Peabody Institute's Chamber Choir. It was during this time his parents gave him his first guitar lessons. But it was only after he discovered the banjo as a teenager, he'd found his passion. He began to study with Mike Munford, Bill Keith, and Reed Martin (all master banjo players) at the age of 14 and soon he was proficient enough on both banjo and guitar to play in bands and begin teaching others Read More...
He proudly performs with his lovely partner Claire Byrne as an Acoustic Roots Music Duo


(see Brian & Claire for music, videos, and show dates! Please help support our first album at GoFundMe)

He is the organizer for the Seasonal Melodic Vocal Harmony group

(see the latest updates and download their recordings here FREE)
He gives private lessons in Binghamton, Syracuse, and Ithaca NY, and is on staff at:

(see the LEARN page to read about his qualifications)
He buys, sells, trades & works on stringed instruments, specializing in
antique banjo & violin/fiddle repairs and restoration.

(CONTACT him for details)
Brian is always booking himself as a hired performer.
Contact him for more details.