Brian Weaver is an Independent Musician, focused in the disciplines of Instruction, Composition, and Performance. Brian holds a B.M. in Music Therapy from Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA), received in 2017. During his formative years growing up in Irwin, PA, music became a strong area of interest. Throughout this time, Brian was inspired to learn how to play Guitar by his my Uncle, George and brother, Jason and began to take lessons from family friend, Robert Fields and Jeremy Frantz, who later became his Guitar Instructor while preparing for application to music school. Currently, as an Instructor, Brian provides lessons on Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki, and Ukulele. His primary instrument is Guitar, both Acoustic (steel-string and nylon-string) and Electric; however, Brian also
proficiently plays Djembe, Cajon, and Electric Bass. In 2014, Brian released his debut album, entitled Brand New Morn, which features original compositions performed on solo Acoustic (steel-string) Guitar. To this day, he continues to compose, as well as perform as a solo act. In addition, Brian regularly performs in Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding areas with vocalist, Chelsea Mazzotta, as the Guitarist for their acoustic duo, Briar Rose. Together, they released their debut album in 2016, entitled The Cover-Up.
While completing his B.M., he was active in the various ensembles, including the Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Chamber and University Choir, as well as several student organizations, the Music Therapy Club and the Open Mic Night Club. As a student, Brian primarily received Guitar lessons from John Marcinizyn Ph.D. and Hand Percussion lessons from R.J. Heid. Beyond degree requirements, he also took Composition lessons from John Marcinizyn. Prior to attending Seton Hill University, Brian studied Music Performance at Belmont University (Nashville, TN), where his principal instrument was Guitar and focus was Composition. While studying at Belmont University, he was active in the Guitar Ensemble and University Choir, as well as received Guitar lessons from John Pell, Robert Thompson, and Jefferson Rogers, and Composition lessons from Bryan Clark Ph.D. As a result of such an extensive training throughout the course of his education and continued experience gained in various Music-related endeavors, Brian has become and continues to be a well-rounded Musician capable of teaching students of all ages and experience. He comes from a long line of Artists, Musicians, and Educators and is proud to do work that he loves with people he respects!