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Student Spotlight


Eliza took guitar and songwriting lessons with Braden from 2005 to 2014 before going off to college. Over the years she’s become an incredibly talented songwriter!


Cynthia started taking lessons with Braden in 2004 and continued for many years. Here’s a clips video we put together of her band, Betty Reds, featuring Braden on lead guitar!


Anna studied guitar, bass, song writing, music theory, and jazz with Braden for 5 years before heading off to college. For her final recital, (online due to Covid-19) she recorded this great video where she plays all the parts herself!


Rock Band

In May of 2012, Braden released an album of rock originals entitled As I Look Into The Mirror. The music was inspired by the 90’s rock he listened to growing up in Seattle, Washington. This song is called The Silence of Now.

Solo Acoustic/Vocals

Here's another one of Braden's original songs, Dreaming You Away, performed solo.


Braden plays a variety of instruments - such as the Mandolin. Here's the folk song Irish Washerwoman played 3 different ways - slow, with chords, and fast!

Classical Guitar

Here's Braden performing Prelude 4 by Brazilian composer Heitor VIlla-Lobos.

Jazz Guitar

Next we have Braden improvising some jazz guitar over Hank Mobley's This I Dig of You.

90's Rock

Here's two classic 90's tunes featuring Braden on Vocals, Guitar, and Harmonica!

Teachers’ Corner

Double Down

Braden, singer John Kozan, and Prospect Music Lessons teacher/saxophonist Kyle Schweizer started this band in 2004 after we played together in Dem Brooklyn Bums. It’s a mix of original rockin’ swing music and creative arrangements of popular songs. Here’s our most recent promotional video.

Jeremy Powell

Jeremy is an in-demand sax, clarinet and flute player – here’s a video of his jazz group doing an original song by Jeremy called Winter’s End!

Bradley Madsen

Brad teaches all brass instruments. Here’s a video of him leading his jazz quartet on Trombone – with Braden on guitar!