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Don O'Brien

— Piano and Jazz Studies Instructor

Donnell has enjoyed many facets of the music industry as a performer, composer, engineer and producer, playing blues and jazz, composing music for animation shorts as well as CD collections and interactive multimedia projects. A Cornish College of the Arts and Berklee College of Music alum, he was mentored by some of the greatest musicians in the world, including Gene Confer, Art Lande, Gary Peacock, Denney Goodhew, George Russell, Bob Winter and Ray Santisi. It is from these favorite teachers that Donnell developed his own style of teaching, and he still draws inspiration from many of their recordings. Don and his wife enjoy raising their teenage son, Connor, who is becoming a very accomplished pianist as well.