Columbia College Chicago

Meet the Faculty

Bryan Albert


Bryan Albert makes a living as a teacher, concert guitarist, performance artist, transcriber, studio artist, and composer/arranger. In addition to his private guitar and piano studio, Bryan is currently on strings faculty at Sherwood at Columbia College. Past collaborators and patrons include Halcyon Theatre, Inaside Chicago Dance, Steppenwolf Theatre, Northwestern University, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Southport Arts, Devonshire Cultural Center, and Court Theatre. Bryan's guitar style is operatic, influenced by rock, alternative, folk, blues, jazz, pop, punk, R&B, hip-hop, and metal.

Where did you receive your education? I received a B.M. from Northeastern Illinois University and M.M. from Northwestern University.

What is your hometown? I grew up mostly in Vernon Hills, IL.

What is your preferred age to teach? I enjoy teaching all ages.

How long have you been at Sherwood? I began teaching at Sherwood in 2010.