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ACCEL. STAFF
CHRISTOPHER KERSKER

  • BA in Music from the University of Massachusetts Amherst,
    Major: Voice, Minor: Guitar

  • Continental United States and U.S. Virgin Islands touring musician

  • Recordings and stage performances with: Guster, The Samples, Blessid Union of Souls, Violent Femmes, The Wailers (of Bob Marley), Mighty Mystic, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Rustic Overtones, Soul Rebel Project, Hope Road and The Run Around

  • Classroom Teacher, Choral Director, Musical Director and Arts Administrator for 8 years (K-8)

  • Proprietor of the Accel. School of Music, Teacher of Voice, Piano, Guitar and Bass Guitar from 2008 to the present

  • Recording Producer/Engineer from 2008 to the present

  • Continued studies with: John Lockwood (Bass), Charlie Banacos (Piano/Jazz Harmony), Tony Wolf (Guitar)
ADAM SAYLOR

Bass, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Alto Saxophone

Adam has been a private music instructor for over eight years, teaching music genres ranging from funk, jazz and classical to pop, rock and blues. He attended Berklee College of Music for his BA in Professional Music. While at Berklee, Adam studied with Matt Garrison (Herbie Hancock), John Funkhouser, Dave Budda, Dan Morris (Buddy Guy) and Lenny Stallworth (Macy O'Parker). Adam also had the privilege of studying jazz harmony & solo techniques with the late, Charles Banacos.

Adam's unique curriculum varies by age and experience levels and includes reading, harmony and ear training. He has helped students prepare for auditions at various music institutions and to successfully pursue music as a career.

Adam enjoys performing music live and has shared the stage with memorable musicians such as Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), J-Live, Adam Deitch Project, Fabolous, Gary Charone (Extreme), El-P, Sage Francis, Solillaquists of Sound, Lee Scratch Perry, Yellow Man, Barrington Levy, Mighty Mystic, and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Adam continues to gig regularly with his roots/rock/reggae band, Soul Rebel Project and with 3Vibe, his funk/jazz/fusion group including members, John Funkhouser (Professor, Berklee College of Music) and drummer, James Murphy (Blue Man Group).

DAVE SHARE

Dave Share has been playing and studying drums and percussion for most of his life. He has been playing professionally for about 15 years and has been a private teacher for about 2 years.

His current projects include Big Ol' Dirty Bucket (9-piece funk band, all original music) and Hope Road (reggae, dub, original and covers.Over the years he has been known to play many styles of music including funk, rock, reggae, pop, metal, blues, jam, and latin. Dave has studied with James Murphy, Ken Lewis, and Steve Giunta.

Dave also works full-time as the Inside Sales Rep and Artist Relations manager for Grover Pro Percussion and SilverFox Drumsticks.

ALEX MCGILLIVRAY

  • Student at Berklee College of Music

  • Studying professional music and drum set performance

  • Studied with well respected teachers such as Larry Finn & James Murphy

  • Years of experience as freelance drummer

  • Performed in Musicals, Pit Orchestras, Cover and Original Bands

  • Performances range from local clubs in Boston to AT&T Park in San Francisco

  • Alumni of St. John's Prep High School and St. John The Baptist
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