Here at Rob's Guitar School, we do our utmost to offer the best classroom instruction, private lessons, learning materials and website. Check out our teacher bios below and learn more about our great staff!
Rob Compagna - Owner/Chief Instructor
Owner and Chief Instructor at Rob's Guitar School, Rob Compagna has been playing guitar since 1983 and teaching since 1985 and has played in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas and throughout New England, in bands such as G3 New England, Intercept, Slight Return, and C-4. Most recently, Rob was the guitarist for the jazz act, the Summertime Jazz Band. In addition to his nearly 40 years of teaching and performing experience, Rob has a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree in Musical Composition and Performance from Bradford College, went to the Guitar Institute of Technology in L.A. and taken classes from Berklee. He is a former student of jazz great Mark Marquis.
He is the chief video instructor and CEO of Shred-Machine.com, the worldwide teaching website dedicated to teaching guitarists how to shred on the guitar. Including his video lessons, Rob has taught thousands of students to play guitar over the years. To see a great example of Rob teaching, click on the video above.
Rob has his own self-titled album "Rob Compagna" available on iTunes.
Rob holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Uechi-Ryu style karate and is a former student of Neil Stone's Karate Academy in Brookline, NH.
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Liam Flinn - Newton Teacher Coordinator
Liam Flinn always had a deep love for music. He started playing the guitar at age 15 after being inspired by a friend and spending countless hours rocking out on guitar hero. He soon began practice for hours a day to develop his skills and copy the likes of the Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now after playing for more than 7 years Liam is playing in a local rock band named Village 11 and has started to share his passion through Rob’s Guitar School.
Bryan Roy - Groton Teacher Coordinator
Bryan Roy started playing guitar at age eleven once he heard Eddie Van Halen “Erupting” from his single speaker boombox one summer afternoon. His enthusiasm for the instrument grew quickly thereafter, sparked by an ever increasing love of classic rock, progressive rock and definitely heavy metal. His new discovery over time opened him up to other musical influences and styles of guitar playing such as country, blues and reggae.
Bryan attended Full Sail University in Orlando, FL, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Audio Engineering. He continued playing with different bands in and around the Boston area while recording on his own throughout the mid-nineties to the early 2000’s.
Since then Bryan has taught in-school and after school guitar enrichment courses as well as one on one in-person and online classes. Bryan truly enjoys being able to share what he knows and loves about music with his students to help them achieve their personal musical goals.