Bret Boyer has been an active teacher and performer for 25 years. Before graduating with a degree in guitar performance, Bret studied composition and developed a passion for fingerstyle guitar, jazz, folk, world music, and songwriting. He has released five CDs and a lesson book and video. Bret’s CD “Hidden Constellation” was an editor’s pick and featured on the front page of CD Baby, the world’s largest online distributor of independent music.

Bret performs throughout the US at colleges, theaters, listening rooms, and festivals. He performed as part of the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music.”

Bret has a passion for teaching. He has held faculty positions at several colleges and for the National Guitar Workshop. Bret currently teaches from his studio in Austin, Texas, as well as giving lessons on Skype.  His students range in age from 7 to 70+, from first-time guitar players to professionals with touring and recording experience.