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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Location Franklin, MA, United States
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Introduction Mr. Barrett resides in Franklin, MA where he has been teaching music at Jefferson Elementary School since 1999. He also teaches one day a week at Davis Thayer Elementary and provides private guitar instruction after school, as well. His interest in music began with a very musical family and piano, singing, and clarinet lessons at a young age. After discovering the guitar, Mr. Barrett went on to play in school productions and jazz bands and began gigging in night clubs before he was of age. He went on to play in several bands throughout the New England area. He attended a number of different schools for music, such as Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA, Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, E.C.S.U., and UMASS/Boston. In 2008, he was awarded the MAEC Music Educator Award for Distinguished Music Educator. He recently completed his Master's of Music in Music Education through Boston University and became certified in Orff Schulwerk at Bridgewater State University. Mr. Barrett continues to write songs for both his school's curriculum, the Franklin community, and himself. He loves to perform and can be seen at local libraries, festivals, and coffee houses.
Interests Mr. Barrett enjoys playing, performing, composing and listening to music, as well as running, hiking, swimming, reading, and (most importantly) spending time with his family.
Favorite Movies The Sound of Music, This is Spinal Tap, The Razor's Edge, Cars
Favorite Music Bach, Beethoven, The Beatles, John Denver, Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel, Tom Lehrer, Foo Fighters
Favorite Books Walden, Fit For Life II, Calvin & Hobbes, any biographies of musicians

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"Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self!" -Cyril Connelly "He not busy being born is busy dying." -Bob Dylan "No one, I think, is in my tree." -John Lennon