Guitar and Ukulele
Brandon Azbill began playing the guitar at the age of seven, primarily interested in popular music. In his early teens guitar studies took a crucial role in his life, eventually leading to playing jazz and classical music.
Brandon holds an AAOT in Music from Central Oregon Community College. In 2017 he taught elementary school music at St. Thomas Academy in Redmond Oregon. Brandon is a Sunriver Young Artist Scholarship recipient. Currently, he is completing a BM in Classical Guitar Performance at Portland State University.
Performance is an important aspect of Brandon's life and he enjoys playing both solo and in ensembles. He has performed with many groups, including Central Oregon Symphony, Central Oregon Mastersingers, Opera Bend, and in spring of 2018 as a soloist with the Community Orchestra of Central Oregon. Brandon is a Portland Guitar Society featured performer.
He has studied under many teachers with diverse styles and backgrounds. These include classical guitarists Jesse McCann, Drew Henderson, Hideki Yamaya, Marek Pasieczny, Andrew York, Matt Gwinup, and jazz/ fingerstyle guitarists Rich Hurdle, John Stowell, Dan Balmer, Eric Skye, Alex de Grassi, and Blaine Cameron.)